The increasing role of artificial intelligence, fusion of robotics with industry and business, introduction of “Internet of things” into automated production have resulted in the fourth industrial revolution. The progressive countries have witnessed qualitative changes in life. But Industry 4.0 is only part of a more global process. Today, the Japanese government speaks about the birth of a superintellectual society — Society 5.0. How the new level of digital opportunities is perceived in Japan and in the world — this is covered in the interview to Alexander Ageev by Uemura Noritsugu, Government & External Relation Div. Senior General Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.