I enjoyed giving my talk entitled “The Complexity Model of Communication in the AI Age: the case of Japanese Engagement with Artificial Intelligence and Robots in Everyday Life” at the “Should Robots Be Our Friends?” conference @Boston University
Artificial intelligence is increasingly prevalent in our work, social, and civic lives. From voice-enabled personal assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri to autonomous vehicles and robotic elder care, AI permeates contemporary life; it is critical that researchers explore what it means to be human in a world of AI. To that end, Boston University presents two international symposium, inviting scholars, policy-makers, and analysts to collaboratively investigate artificial intelligence in relationship to society, specifically exploring issues such as labor, ethics, emotions, and identity. These events are particularly timely as 2019 marks twenty years since the mobile turn, when we began the move away from the telephone toward a culture of perpetual contact via portable electronic devices. Through the April workshops, we aim to explore the future of technology and humanity, with a lens toward our past. Learn more about April 10th: Human Community and Perpetual Contact and April 11: Should Robots Be Our Friends?
Many thanks to Prof. James Katz for his kind invitation!
It’s a great honor to have a reception dinner with Nobel Prize Winning American theoretical physicist, Prof. Sheldon Lee Glashow.