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 AI” at Royal Institute of Great Britain, Mayfair, London.

AIM of the event

Thanks to the recent progress of communications technology, we are now entering a new era when expectations are high for new information technologies, such as AI and IoT, which could contribute to areas such as business, cultural advancement and education. Furthermore, these disruptive forces would create the need to cultivate a new generation of talented technologist. Both in Japan and the UK, efforts towards realising this are gathering pace, with a number of government and industry initiatives.
With the aim of further developing awareness and understanding of the impact that emerging new technologies would have on our economy and wider society, the Embassy of Japan will host a seminar titled “Japan UK Technology and Humanity in Education 2019,” bringing together leading Japanese and UK IoT companies, along with key figures in the various initiatives.


March 1st, 2019.

14:00 Opening remarks (Embassy of Japan)

14:05 Keynote lectures

– Julian David, CEO, techUK

– Makoto Enomoto, Senior Vice President, CMO, NEC Corporation

14:30 Highlights of emerging tech

– Hironobu Tamba, Vice President, SoftBank Corp.

– Takashi Sonoda, Founder, CEO, Uhuru Corporation

– TBD from UK companies

14:50 Human-Centred Digital Society

– Dr Toshie Takahashi, Professor, School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University/ Visiting Scholar, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge

– Edward Teather, Head of International, Office for Artificial Intelligence (Joint unit: BEIS/DCMS)

– Dr Mariarosaria Taddeo, Research Fellow, Deputy Director, Digital Ethics Lab, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford/ Turing Fellow, Alan Turing Institute

15:30 Education for the Future

– Khaled Benkrid, Senior Director, Education and Research, Arm Holdings plc

– TBD, Masason Foundation and Foundation’s students

16:00 Closing remarks (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan) & Networking Reception

After the event, I enjoyed such a wonderful dinner by  H.E. Ambassador Koji Tsuruoka with distinguished guests at the Official Residence of the Ambassador of Japan.

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。】
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