AI to Bridge Borders conference was held October 10th, 2019 at Meiji Kinenkan in Tokyo, Japan. The aim of the conference was to link the Finnish and Japanese AI researchers within the fields of science, culture, technology and aging.
The conference also aims to bring together leading academic researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results but it also provides an opportunity to all those interested in AI to come and listen. The topics of the conference could be (but were not limited to) 1) AI to bridge borders: societies for co-evolving intelligence, 2) AI to bridge humans and artificial agents: societies for social agents, 3) AI to bridge elder and younger citizens and 4) AI to bridge art and technology: societies for good life.
The Finnish Institute invited three keynote speakers:
- Professor Junichi Tsujii from Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) and Advanced Institute Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo Japan.
- See Professor Tsujii’s keynote presentation.
- Adj. professor Timo Leino from Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Helsinki, Finland.
- See Adj. professor Leino’s keynote presentation.
- Senior scientist, Dr Nadezhda Gotcheva, VTT Technical Research Center of Finland, Helsinki, Finland.
- See Senior scientist Gotcheva’s keynote presentation.
Other speakers at the conference were:
- Naoya Arakawa,Ph.D. Director. Director, The Whole Brain Architecture Initiative, Tokyo, Japan.
- See Dr. Naoya Arakawa’s presentation.
- Takeshi Sunaga, Professor of School of Systems Information Science
Future University Hakodate, Japan.
- See Professor Takeshi Sunaga’s presentation.
- Graham Wilcock, Adj. professor, University of Helsinki, Finland.
- See Adj. professor Graham Wilcock’s presentation.
- Erick Mendieta, student, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan.
- See Mr. Erick Mendieta’s presentation.
- Kristiina Jokinen, Ph.D. Senior researcher. Advanced Institute Science and Technology (AIST), Tokyo Japan.
Photo: Finnish Institute in Japan. From far left: Graham Wilcock, Takeshi Sunaga, Nadezhda Gotcheva, Timo Leino, Naoya Arakawa, Erick Mendieta.