Issues concerning symbiosis, co-creation, and co-evolution of humans and avatars/robots

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AI, robots, and avatars are technologies that allow people to maximize their abilities and build a society in which diverse people can flourish. In some cases, they may break through the limits of their skills, intelligence, perception, and bodies, and force us to restructure the “norm” of our lives, life, scientific research, and other intellectual activities. How will communication between people, and between people and machines change? How will people and machines share responsibilities and roles? When human and machine judgments compete, who should make the final decision? How should we design our institutions and technologies to do so? And what kind of society do we ourselves want? It is important to discuss the issues and impacts of technology from its early stage as a matter of concern not only for researchers but also for society at large.

In this event, researchers who are considering Ethical, Legal, Social Implications (ELSI) in the three projects participating in the JST Moonshot Research and Development Projects Goal 1 and Goal 3 will discuss the ethical, philosophical, and social implications of the issues addressed in each goal, and rethink the relationship between humans and machines with the participants.

Event Information

November 8, 2021, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Online
Organiser: JST Moonshot Goal1:The Realization of an Avatar-Symbiotic Society where Everyone can Perform Active Roles without Constraint, JST Moonshot Goal1:Cybernetic Avatar Technology and Social System Design for Harmonious Co-experience and Collective Ability, JST Moonshot Goal3:Co-evolution of Human and AI-Robots to Expand Science Frontiers, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo / Cooperation: Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University

Time: 16:00-18:00 (JST) / 08:00-10:00 (CET)
Entry fee: Not required
Language: Japanese and English (with simultaneous interpretation through ZOOM Interpretation)
Pre-registration: Advance online registration is required.

Program

16:00 Opening Remarks by Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
16:10 Overview of Goal 1 Ishiguro PJ (Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)
16:20 Overview of Goal 1 Minamizawa PJ (Prof. Kota Minamizawa, Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University)
16:30 Overview of Goal 3 Harada PJ (Dr. Kanako Harada, Graduate School of Medicine/Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
16:40 Goal 1: Ishiguro PJ and ELSI (Prof. Minao Kukita, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University)
16:50 Goal 1: Minamizawa PJ and ELSI (Assoc.Prof. Arisa Ema, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo)
17:00 Goal 3: Harada PJ and ELSI (Dr. Yoshihiro Maruyama, Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University)
17:10 Panel discussion and Q&A
Discussants: Prof. Minao Kukita, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University / Dr. Yoshihiro Maruyama, Research School of Computer Science, Australian National University / Dr. Arisa Ema, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo / Moderator: Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
18:00 Adjournment

To register, please click on the “Website” link above in the box and visit the website of the Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo.