Generative AI: Pathways to Democratization, Transparency and Sustainability

© DWIH Tokyo

In an era defined by unprecedented advancements in Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), understanding its implications is imperative. The transformative capabilities of GenAI, from creative content generation to automation and optimization, present boundless opportunities. However, with these promises come ethical challenges and societal impacts that demand careful consideration. Discussing GenAI is not just a conversation about technology; it is a crucial dialogue about shaping the future responsibly.

Registration for the Trilateral AI Conference 2024 will open in August. If you would like to be kept informed about this event, please subscribe to our newsletter.

This German-Japanese-French conference will address how to make GenAI democratic, transparent and sustainable. How can we ensure inclusive access to AI technologies and foster the creation of public and open-source models? How can we enhance the transparency of AI algorithms? How can we navigate the dual challenges of reducing the environmental footprint of Generative AI and enhancing its social equity, to create technologies that are both green and fair?

We invite researchers from all disciplines, backgrounds and career stages to join the interdisciplinary discussions and kick-off projects for future collaboration!

Program Draft

11-Nov
18:30-20:30  Reception at German Embassy for speakers & organizers

12-Nov
10:00-10:30  Greetings
10:30-12:00  Keynotes: “Democratization of GenAI” 3x 15min keynotes, 45 min discussion
12:00-13:00  Lunch Break
13:00-14:30  Keynotes: “Transparency of GenAI” 3x 15min keynotes, 45 min discussion
14:30-15:00  Coffee Break
15:00-16:30  Parallel Workshops
        Industry 4.0 / Smart Manufacturing and GenAI
        GenAI and the Future of Research
        Embodied AI and Human-Robot Interaction
16:30-17:00  Coffee Break
17:00-18:00  Poster Presentations
18:00-20:00  Reception

13-Nov
10:00-11:30  Keynotes: “Sustainable GenAI” 3x 15min keynotes, 45 min discussion
11:30-12:30  Roundtable Discussions for future collaboration
12:30-13:30  Lunch
13:30-14:30  Recap session – Summary from each roundtable discussion

Related information

This conference builds on the success of the three trilateral AI symposia in 2018, 2020 and 2022, which connected more than 200 speakers and 1000 participants and initiated AI cooperation between Japan, Germany and France in various fields.

1st AI Symposium: www.dwih-tokyo.org/ai1
2nd AI Symposium: www.dwih-tokyo.org/ai2
3rd AI Symposium: www.dwih-tokyo.org/ai3

Call for Poster Presentations

[Deadline: 2024/05/31] Are you pursuing a project or new idea from research or industry in the field of GenAI? Are you looking for cooperation partners from Japan, Germany or France?

We invite researchers, practitioners, and enthusiasts to showcase their work and project ideas for international collaboration in a poster session at our upcoming trilateral AI conference. The call is open to anyone wishing to participate in the conference in Tokyo across all sectors and disciplines (online-participation is not possible).

Please note that in principle, the organizers cannot cover any costs related to your participation. Based on all entries, the trilateral organizing committee will make a selection of invited presenters.

This is an excellent opportunity to share insights and foster collaboration! Please submit your expression of interest via this form until May 31 (Fri).

Apply now: https://www.daad.de/surveys/582417?lang=en

Event Information

November 12 to 13, 2024

Akasaka Intercity Conference Center Tokyo (tbc)
Organizer(s): DWIH Tokyo, Embassy of France in Japan, AI Japan R&D Network / Supported by: Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

The DWIH Tokyo newsletter provides timely information about open calls and events from research and innovation in Germany and Japan: Click here to register for the newsletter in English