AI for Social Good (DAH, Berkman Center, Harvard University)

AI IN ASIA – TOKYO – 6 & 7 MARCH, 2017



6th March 2017 International Symposium (public conference Capacity 400):Waseda University Ibuka memorial hall(1-20-14 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku Tokyo)(Campus Map #18 below)

7th March 2017 Only invited guests (approximately 40 specialists for AI): Ono Auditorium (1-6-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) #27 the 2nd basement floor (Campus Map #27 below)

Both dates provide simultaneous translation

The AI in Asia series is organised by the Digital Asia Hub, Hong Kong, in collaboration with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Humanity Research Center at Waseda university, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, NICT, NTT, KDDI Research, Inc., The Japan Society of Information and Communication Research, and the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.

☆Application guidelines

6th March 2017

International Symposium:9:45~18:00 (opening 9:30)Waseda University International conference hall Ibuka memorial hall(1-20-14 Nishiwaseda Shinjuku-ku Tokyo) Waseda Campus Ibuka memorial hall (Campus Map #18 below)

Welcome Party: Art Night 18:30~20:30 Waseda UniversityOkuma Garden House (538-13 tsurumaki-cho Waseda Shinjuku-ku Tokyo) Waseda Campus #25building (Campus Map #25 below)

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※The Art Night is held with Prof. Yoichiro Kawaguchi (professor at the University of Tokyo and CG artist) for Welcome Party. You are welcomed to join only this party!

【Program】6th March 2017 International Symposium:public conference

9:15 Registration commences

Chair: Toshie Takahashi, Professor, Waseda University, Local Organiser

9:45 Welcome remarks

Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub

Prof. Kazuaki Ueno, Director, Research Institute for Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University

10:00 Opening Keynote

Dr. Yutaka Matsuo, Tokyo University

10:30 Session 1: AI: Vocabularies, Language and Learning

1. Dr. Bettina Berendt, Katholieke University Leuven, Belgium

2. Shinji Nishimoto, Center for Information and Neural Networks (CiNet), NICT, Japan

3. Naomi Inoue, R & D Manager, KDDI  Research, Inc.

4. Danit Gal, Technology Policy, Tencent & Peking University

11:30 Session 2: AI: Governance and Government

1. Ryan Budish, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society Harvard University, USA

2. Dr. Masaki Fukuda, Director of the Policy Research Department, Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Institute for Information and Communications Policy

3. Michael Veale, Responsible Public Sector Machine Learning, The Royal Society, & Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy University College London

4. Prof. Norio Murakami, Representative Director of Norio Murakami Office1

12:45 LUNCH

13:45 Session 3: AI: Health and Biomedical Ethics

1. Katherine Chou & Lily Peng Machine Learning team Google, Mountain View, California

2. Dr Satchit Balsari, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor; Chief, Weill Cornell Global Emergency Medicine Division & Fellow, Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University

3. Dr. Brent Mittelstadt, Ethics of Biomedical Big Data Project Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford

4. Prof. Yoshihiro Ohta, Project Professor of the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences

15:00 Presentation on the Societal and Economic Impact of AI

Christopher Clague, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Tokyo

15:20 Lightning demos of case studies

Mitsuhisa Ohta


16:00 Provocation

Dr. Nishant Shah, Dean, Artez University of the Arts, Netherlands & Center for Digital Cultures, Leuphana University, Germany

16:15 Session 4: AI, Labour, Creativity and Authorship

1. Dr. Winifred R. Poster, International Studies/International Affairs Program Washington University, St. Louis, USA

2. Dr. Andres Guadamuz, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law University of Sussex, England

3. Eisaku Maeda, Vice President, Head of NTT Communication Science Laboratories

4. Prof.Hiroshi Ishiguro Department of Systems Innovation Osaka University

17:30 Closing Keynote “Toward 2020 and beyond”

Hiroki Kuriyama, Member of the Board, Senior Vice President of Strategic Business Development and Head of 2020 Project, NTT

18:00 Wrap up, group photograph & short break before reception

18:30 Reception

18:30~20:30 Welcome Party: Art Night

Yoichiro Kawaguchi, CG Artist, professor at Graduate school of Tokyo

Local Organizer: Executive office of AI in Asia in Tokyo (Toshie Takahashi research team, Waseda University)



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The Revolution in Communication & Technology, from Social Media & the Internet of Things to AI & Robots, as seen through the eyes of young & budding researchers
in Professor Toshie Takahashi’s Media Research Group in Waseda University,
Tokyo, Japan!