Global domination? SoftBank Group Chairman Masayoshi Son. Photo: Reuters / Toru Hanai

Masayoshi Son, chief executive of SoftBank Group Corp, says artificial intelligence combined with data gathered by billions of sensors will bring on an “information revolution,” that will benefit people more than the 19th Century Industrial Revolution, according to an Associated Press report out of Tokyo.

Son, Japan’s richest person, told Softbank customers and partners gathered at a Tokyo hotel on Thursday that he believes massive data will help treat cancer, deliver accident-free driving and grow safer food.

The SoftBank chief reportedly has a “300-year business plan” and has made no secret of his desire to “own the world’s data” and harness that power to make huge technological and other breakthroughs.