Author Archives: Toshie Takahashi

About Toshie Takahashi

Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society, as well as the Institute for Al and Robotics,Waseda University, Tokyo. She was the former faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge as well as Columbia University. She conducts cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary research on the social impact of robots as well as the potential of AI for Social Good. 【早稲田大学文学学術院教授。元ハーバード大学バークマンクライン研究所ファカルティ・アソシエイト。現在、人工知能の社会的インパクトやロボットの利活用などについて、ハーバード大学やケンブリッジ大学と国際共同研究を行っている。東京オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会組織委員会テクノロジー諮問委員会委員。】

Interview with Yoshua Bengio, Pioneer of AI

On June 7th, 2019 at the MILA (Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms) in Montreal, Canada, I conducted my interview with Professor Yoshua Bengio, who is one of the pioneers of AI (Artificial Intelligence).  He is well-known as the “father of … Continue reading

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Invitation to the An[O]ther {AI} in Art Summit 2019 @New Museum in NY

From April 24 to 27, 2019, I was invited to the An[O]ther {AI} in Art Summit 2019 @New Museum in NY. I enjoyed giving my lighting talk entitled “People’s Engagement: Key to Understanding AI’s Social Impact” to these great participants … Continue reading

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Article: “Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019″, organized by the embassy of Japan UK in Nikkei Veritas magazine (in Japanese)

This is the article about “Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019″, organized by the embassy of Japan UK, published by Nikkei Veritas magazine (in Japanese).

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Invitation to the “Should Robots Be Our Friends?” conference @Boston University

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 The Aim … Continue reading

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Talked on “AI Narratives and Robotics in Japan” on the Global AI Narratives Panel at BSLS

On April 4th, 2019, I enjoyed giving a talk on “AI Narratives and Robotics in Japan: the Complexity Model of Communication” in the AI Narratives panel at the British Society for Literature and Science @ Royal Holloway. Abstracts Arguably, we are … Continue reading

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Podcast recording @CFI : AI narratives in the West and Japan

April 1st, 2019, I challenged a podcast recording about AI Narratives in the West and Japan with Beth Slinger at the CFI, University of Cambridge. Why are Japanese AI narratives different from western ones? The consensus so far seems to … Continue reading

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Publication: Academic Article entitled, “Artificial Intelligence/Robots and Social Impacts: Is Human First Innovation Wishful Thinking? ” (in Japanese)

I’m delighted to announce that my article entitled,  Artificial Intelligence/Robots and Social Impacts: Is Human First Innovation Wishful Thinking? has been just published by Journal of Information Systems Society of Japan, Vol.14, No.2. (2019) in Japanese Abstracts The aim of this … Continue reading

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“The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology” @ the University of Cambridge.

March 25th, 2019, I enjoyed attending a very interesting workshop, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology” at the University of Cambridge. The Future of Artificial Intelligence: Language, Ethics, Technology 25 March 2019, 10:00 – 17:00 Room SG1, The … Continue reading

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Invitation to the the Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019 by the Embassy of Japan UK

March 1st, 2019.  It’s a great honor to be invited to the Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019, organized by the Embassy of Japan UK. I gave a talk entitled, “Human First Innovation: Balancing Opportunities and Risks of … Continue reading

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JUST PUBLISHED: Global AI Narratives Tokyo Workshop Report

On February 28, 2019, I’m delighted to announce that the “Global AI Narratives Tokyo Workshop” report has been just published! You can download this report from the below link: GAIN Tokyo Workshop Report  

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