Panelist at the AI Governance Series: “Toward Human-Centric AI: The Japanese Model”

On April 8th, I talked on “Human First Innovation: from Theory to Practice” at the AI Governance Series:  “Toward Human-Centric AI: The Japanese Model”.

This event was co-hosted by the Yale Information Society Project, the Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy and the Georgetown Global TechNet Working Group.

Following the panels of “The Geopolitics of Chinese AI” and “The Geopolitics of European AI”, this panel focuses on the Japan’s initiatives in AI Governance, learning about the policies and guidelines as well as some projects on AI and robotics which Japan is advanced in this area from leading experts in Japan.

Moderator: Kyoko Yoshinaga, Non-Resident Senior Fellow of the Georgetown Institute for Technology Law and Policy

Panelists: Professors Susumu Hirano, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Global Informatics, Chuo University;

Hideaki Shiroyama, Director of Institute for Future Initiatives, Professor of Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

Toshie Takahashi, Professor, School of Culture, Media and Society/the Institute for AI and Robotics, Waseda University.

Thank you for your kind invitation!

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Talk on “Making Human First AI & Robots: Theory and Practice” @ Future Robotics Organization

On February 26th, I gave a talk on “Making Human First AI & Robots: Theory and Practice” at the Future Robotics Organization, Waseda University.

This event focus on the possibilities of the cross-disciplinary approach on the future robotics.

Therefore I talked about the Project GenZAI which I’m leading from humanity and social science perspectives in the Moonshot R&D program.

We work with a diverse group of AI experts and robotics engineers, and neuroscientists to see how we can include a humanities and social science perspective.

Currently, we are doing both in-depth interviews and surveys in the US, UK, Japan and other countries. Based on this research, we will make a recommendation on the ethics of an AI driven smart robot for engineers and also present an AI (AI driven smart robot) literacy toolkit to users.

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Launching the UN “A Future with AI” project

I’m delighted to announce that we are launching “A Future with AI – Voices of Global Youth”  in collaboration with the UN, Lambert Hogenhout, Chief Data, Analytics and Emerging Technologies.  The aim is to contribute towards a vision of a future where human happiness takes centre stage.
 https://lnkd.in/df-2CAXK

Through a Survey and an Imagination Challenge we ask youth to express their hopes, fears and ideas about the future of AI and Robots.

The winners of the best future vision for each age category will be invited to speak at a UN conference on the Youth and AI in May 2022.

We’d really appreciate it if you could encourage young people (age: 10-24) to participate in this project!

See more in detail: http://blogs.harvard.edu/toshietakahashi…

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Panelist at the UNICEF’s Global Forum on AI for Children

I’m honored to be invited to the UNICEF’s Global Forum on AI for Children on Nov 30th and Dec 1st.

UNICEF and the Government of Finland will host the Global Forum on AI for Children. This first-of-its-kind, virtual event will gather the world’s foremost children’s rights and technology experts, policymakers, practitioners and researchers, as well as children active in the AI space, to connect and share knowledge on pressing issues at the intersection of children’s rights, digital technology policies and AI systems.

 https://www.unicef.org/globalinsight/ai-…

I participated in a breakout session panel on “Ensuring inclusion of and for children in an AI world.” The panel will cover a range of related topics, including how to give children a voice in the development of AI policies and systems, as well as engaging those that represent their best interests.

Breakout Group 2: Ensure inclusion of and for children

Moderator:
Shafika Isaacs, Associate Professor of Practice, University of Johannesburg

Panellists:
Lionel Brossi, Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Society Hub, Institute of Communication and Image, University of Chile

Sonia Livingstone, Professor, Media@LSE

Alexandre Barbosa, Head of the Regional Center for Studies on the Development of Information Society, under the auspices of UNESCO

Toshie Takahashi, Professor, Waseda University

 

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Keynote speech at the Kick-off event of the Center for Mathematical Science and Artificial Intelligence, Chubu University.

I delivered a keynote speech, entitled, “AI for Good” at the Kick-off event of the Center for Mathematical Science and Artificial Intelligence, Chubu University on October 17th, 2021.

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Panelist at the Information Communication Forum

I’m thrilled to be invited to the Information Communication Forum on “Digitalisation of the Japanese Government” on Sep 29th.

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UNESCO and Boston Consulting Group’s AI Conference

I’m greatly honored to join the Global Exchange on Achieving National Priorities with AI organized by UNESCO and its IRCAI SL and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) .

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Keynote Speech at the AI Expo Africa

I was invited as a keynote speaker at the Africa’s Largest B2B B2G AI RPA & Smart Tech Trade Show & Conference on September 7th. @ AI Expo Africa

 www.aiexpoafrica.com

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invited talk on “Trust and the Smart City: a view from Project GenZAI (Moonshot R&D project)” @ RO-MAN 2021

I’m honored to give an invited talk on “Trust and the Smart City: a view from Project GenZAI (Moonshot R&D project)” @ RO-MAN 2021

The topic of the Ro-man conference this year was: trustworthiness and cooperation.

The workshop aims to show a smart city could be organized to enable trust and cooperation among humans, robots and AI agents.   It was a stimulating workshop & I learned a lot about blockchain and decentralization etc.

Special thanks to Fabio P. Bonsignorio for his kind invitation!

Program

08:50 – 09:00 Welcome / Introduction – Önder Gürcan, Paris-Saclay University, CEA LIST, France

09:00 – 09:45 A Survey of Verification, Validation andTesting Solutions for Smart Contracts – Chaïmaa Benabbou and Önder Gürcan, Paris-Saclay University, CEA LIST, France

09:45 – 10:30 Trust and the Smart City: a view from Project GenZAI (Moonshot R&D project) – T. Takahashi, School of Culture, Media and Society / the Institute for AI and Robotics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University, USA, and Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, the University of Cambridge, UK.

10:30 – 11:05 Trustworthiness and cooperation – from home automation to citizens’ observatories – A. Kapitonov, ITMO University and AIRAlab, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation

11:05 – 11:40 Trust and cooperation in the financing 4th Industrial revolution- V. Bulatov, Merklebot, CA, USA 11:40 – 12:25 Cooperatives on the Blockchain (Decentralization of decisions for the real world) – J. Davila, SettleMint, Brussels, Belgium

12:25 – 12:50 COOPs of Humans, Robots and AIs for the Smart Cities and Countrysides of the future – F. Bonsignorio, Heron Robots, Genoa and Renaissance from the Countryside NGO, Imperia, Italy

12:50 – 13:20 Discussion / Closing – F. Bonsignorio

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Interviewed for “The Brand Called You” by Ashutosh Garg

I’m honored to be interviewed for “The Brand Called You” by Ashutosh Garg who has very popular podcast and regularly appear on CNN India.

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