JST International Symposium for Moonshot Goal 1 and Goal 3

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On March 27 and 28,  2021, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) will host the kick-off symposium “Moonshot International Symposium for Goal 1 and Goal 3”. In this symposium,  Moonshot Goals 1 and 3 will be introduced by each director.

Date & Time: March 27, 2021, 21:00-23:00 (JST) / 13:00-15:00 (CET)
March 28, 2021, 8:00-10:30 (JST) / 1:00-3:30 (CET)
March 28, 2021, 21:00-23:40 (JST) / 14:00-16:40 (CET)

Venue: Zoom

Language: English

Deadline: March 19, 2021, 17:00 (JST) / 09:00 (CET)

Registration Fee: Free (Pre-registration Required)

Event Information

March 27, 2021, 9:00 PM to March 28, 2021, 11:40 PM

Organizer(s): Japan Science and Technology Agency / Co-organiser: Cao, MEXT

The Moonshot R&D Program features ambitious research goals to be achieved by 2050, two of which we hope to highlight in this symposium.

Moonshot Goal 1 is led by Program Director HAGITA Norihiro, and aims to realize “a society in which human beings can be free from limitations of body, brain, space, and time by 2050”. R&D focuses on cybernetic avatar technology that expands human physical, cognitive and perceptual abilities.

Moonshot Goal 3 is led by Program Director FUKUDA Toshio, and pursues co-evolution of AI and robot technology to achieve “AI robots that autonomously learn, adapt to their environment, evolve in intelligence and act alongside human beings, by 2050”.

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Information related to the DWIH

The Moonshot R&D Program was also mentioned in the DWIH Coffee Talk #1 “Japan’s new Science, Technology, and Innovation Basic Plan – Opportunities for German Research” on March 9, 2021. The recording is available on YouTube:

English: https://youtu.be/sNZUOQe3smQ

Japanese: https://youtu.be/UIJ5_7MXKzc