AI/Robots and Cross-disciplinary Innovation

Photo: with Prof. Paolo Dario, Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna

Due to lack of current AI empirical research from social and cultural approach, we seem to face moral panic on AI as is common when new technologies emerge in our society. James D. Plummer, who is the longest-serving dean of Stanford University’s School of Engineering, gave his keynote speech about the importance of interdisciplinary approach between the natural and social sciences to understand the social impact of AI at the IEEE challenges summit in San Francisco May, 2017.

So we must answer to Plummer’s call to fill the gap between natural and social sciences in AI research and create AI/robots for social good together.

Workshop and Interviewees

  • Junichi Tsujii, Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center
  • Prof. Tetsuya Ogata, Waseda University








  • Andy Chen, the President & CEO of a global consulting firm and the vice president of the Professional and Educational Activities Board for IEEE Computer Society

(2018. 7. 27)

  • Masashi Sugiyama, Director of RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project
  • Hiroshi Nakagawa, Team Leader: Privacy and Social System Team, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project


  • Prof. Tetsuya Ogata and his laboratory for intelligent dynamics and representation







  • “Robot Engagement” Workshop with Prof. Tetsunori Kobayashi, Waseda University


  • Prof. Shigeki Sugano, Waseda University and his nursing care robot, TWENDY-ONE


  • Prof. Hironori Kasahara, Waseda University and President of IEEE Computer Society


“AI and Kokoro (Heart)❤️” workshop with a Japanese popular philosopher Prof. Tetsuya Kono, Rikkyo University


“AI and Kokoro (Heart)❤️ project: “Well-Being” workshop with Dr. Junji Watanabe, NTT Communication Science Lab


“AI and Kokoro (Heart)❤️ project with Dr. Junji Watanabe, NTT Communication Science Lab


“AI and Kokoro (Heart)❤️project” with a priest of Koyasan, Zenbo Hidaka