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AI in Asia: AI for Social Good

  AGENDA 6TH MARCH 2017: PUBLIC CONFERENCE 9:15 am  Registration commences Chair: Toshie Takahashi, Professor of Waseda University, Local Organiser 9:45 am  Welcome remarks Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub Prof. Kazuaki Ueno, Director, Research Institute for Letters, Arts and Sciences, Waseda University 10:00 am Opening Keynote: Dr. Yutaka Matsuo, University of Tokyo  10:30[…]

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Is Artificial Intelligence a Weapon of Mass Disruption?

Earlier this year, the defeat of Go world champion Lee Sedol by Google’s AlphaGo underscored the coming-of-age of artificial intelligence (or AI for short). Since 1956, when the term AI was first coined, billions of dollars of investment have flowed into the development and commercialization of AI – a term referring to computer systems that[…]

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Encounters with Other Intelligences: Reflections from Digital Asia Hub’s AI in Asia Conference

By definition, the project of artificial intelligence has largely been concerned with replicating human capability for logic and thought. The engineering history of AI reads like a narrative conflict of man versus himself, driven to model the next great feat of thought, capability for strategy, and even humor and punning. Those engineering benchmarks met, we[…]