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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Published my article on Project GenZAI @Sustainable Smart City Partner Program (NTT Group)(in Japanese)

My article on “Project GenZAI (in the Moonshot R&D Program) : to leave no one behind” has been published at the Sustainable Smart City Partner Program (NTT Group)(in Japanese)

https://digital-is-green.jp/initiative/advisor/t_takahashi/index.html?fbclid=IwAR09W832DjeMqMf21Xq8iL582sZWBmAviQYbq5z_LgkYpVQRfztUKP12TQE

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Joining the 2020 IEEE/ITU International Conference on “AI for Good”

Great honored to join the 2020 IEEE/ITU International Conference on “AI for Good” as the Master of Ceremony as well as a member of the organizing committee.

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Appointment as an advisory committee member on the Sustainable Smart City Partner Program @NTT

I’m thrilled and honored to be appointed as an advisory committee member on the Sustainable Smart City Partner Program @NTT

Privileged to work for the smart city with such an outstanding group of distinguished people.

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Interviewed by Professor Cécile Dejoux from Paris for the MOOC, “AI for All”

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Talk on “Society 5.0: the future of AI and Robots” at the Italy-Japan Workshop 2019

Prof Paolo Dario from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

I enjoyed talking about “Society 5.0: the future of AI and Robots” at the Italy-Japan Workshop 2019 on “the Robots and the Future” @Waseda University.

I’m honored to Join such distinguished scientists and Engineers as Prof Paolo Dario from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (photo: right) and Prof Toshio Fukuda, President of IEEE (photo: left)😃.

Prof Toshio Fukuda, President of IEEE

Italy-Japan Workshop 2019

Italy-Japan Workshop is an initiative, supported by the Embassy of Italy in Japan, and the Association of Italian Researchers in Japan, in which a specific theme related to robotics is discussed and analysed involving the government, universities, research centres, and industries of both countries. The idea is to brainstorm around important issues in modern Robotics using a Participatory Design approach, involving all stakeholders of both countries.

Italy-Japan Workshop has been organised since 2001 by Waseda University, one of the most important scientific partners for Italy, in collaboration with Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna. In this event, distinguished Italian and Japanese speakers share their experiences and their vision, while a selected number of Japanese and Italian companies are yearly invited to show and demonstrate their products.

The theme of this year, on the occasion of the re-launch of the collaboration between Sant’Anna and Waseda, is “Robots and the future”, and the technological innovation of the last decades will be explored, analyzing strategies and winning methods of methodological reform, for to identify the new technical, but also social, challenges that Robotics will face in the coming years.

It is important to underline the multidisciplinary, indeed transdisciplinary nature of this workshop. Unlike previous years, in fact, where a focus has been privileged at the level of robotic applications in specific fields, to increase and improve the ties of academic collaborations in the development of ad-hoc applications in various sectors, starting this year, in harmony with the times of technological innovation that sees robots increasingly present in everyday life, it was decided to explore the relationship between robot and man, starting from the basic mechanisms, often inspired by nature, of Leonardo Da Vinci’s works and of the great scientists and naturalists of his time.

This workshop marks the beginning of a new cycle in which issues related to man-robot symbiosis will be explored and explored, in view of a future society where robots will no longer be controlled by expert technicians and relegated to the industrial sector, but will live and be of concrete help in carrying out the modern man’s daily activities.

Japanese Humanoid, Wabot-2 playing the piano in 1984

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Talk on “the future of AI & Robots” @IEEE Press Seminar

Great honored to talk about “the future of AI & Robots” @IEEE Press Seminar

After introducing “the complexity model of communication” as a theoretical framework for a deeper understanding of the social impact of AI, I demonstrate the Society 5.0 for SDGs within a Japanese context.

I investigate the opportunities and risks of AI from my ongoing four projects, “robot engagement”, “AI and global communication”, “Global AI Narratives and “Youth and AI” project.

To a brief summary of both theoretical and empirical approaches, AI could provide diversity and inclusion for the community well-being, however AI could also create new risks of exclusion and discrimination.

For the sustainability of human societies with AI, I give some suggestion which I call “Human First Innovation”, that is, human first approach, cross-discipline innovation and self-creation.

I hope this study could help to understand the complexity and dynamism on the process of the paradigm shift of a global community in the AI age.

 

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Talk on social impact of AI @IEEE TEMS Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

My first visit in China 🇨🇳 Enjoyed talking about social impact of AI @IEEE TEMS Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Zhejiang University, Hangzhou in China.
Many thanks to our moderator, Neil Sahota for his great support on our panel!

Special thanks to Andy Chen, President of IEEE TEMS for his kind invitation😃

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Appointment as an expert advisor of the AI Impact Alliance

I’m honored and thrilled to be appointed as an expert advisor of the AI Impact Alliance with such distinguished scholars as Yoshua Benjio, Pioneer of AI. Congratulations on the 2018 ACM A. M. Turning Award.

 

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Just published: my article entitled “the Opportunities and Risks of AI” in WHITE PAPER Information and Communications in Japan by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

On July 9th, 2019.  My article entitled “the Opportunities and Risks of AI” has been just published in the WHITE PAPER Information and Communications in Japan by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (in Japanese)

 

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