CEO Message

The SoftBank Group aims to contribute to all individuals and society by leading the Information Revolution.

Singularity, which represents the most significant paradigm shift in human history, is likely to occur in the not-so-distant future. The Internet of Things (IoT), which connects the Internet to all manner of devices, is set to grow exponentially, and big data generated by this will continue to expand at an accelerating rate. Then, as artificial intelligence (AI) learns from these data, the day will likely come when machine intelligence exceeds human intelligence.

With a view to this future, we acquired U.K.-based chip designer Arm, which is expected to be a key player in the IoT era, and established the ¥10 trillion SoftBank Vision Fund. Through these initiatives, we will further accelerate the Information Revolution and help to find solutions to address the issues and risks facing humankind. The SoftBank Group has established the SoftBank Group CSR Principles under our corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution — Happiness for everyone.”

Working continually to solve social issues through our business activities, we will seek to bring about a society that enriches the lives of people throughout the world.

Masayoshi Son
SoftBank Group Representative