Between Man and MachineVIEW EVENT DETAILS
May 25 — Startup Nation Japan
We saw a bird, and built an airplane; we saw a factory belt, and built a robot; we saw an artist creator, and are building AI, artificial intelligence. When will the machines we build stop being machines and start being sentient and become aware of themselves including feelings, emotions, and behavior? Will beauty created by AI still be beautiful to us humans? What will an AI do when it comprehends true human nature? And do the original creators of AI have a right or the power to turn off the switch? Clearly, the accelerating evolution toward sentient AI opens complexities we are only beginning to understand.
Please join us to learn and discuss with one of Japan’s foremost thinkers and doers on AI systems. Professor Ikegami has built, programmed, and nurtured complex systems that evolve by themselves and have taken a lead in becoming as close to being sentient as is currently possible. Come join us to engage with one of the world’s foremost scientists who can guide us through the breakthroughs and challenges of the frontier AI evolution.
This event will be conducted in-person and online.
In-person participation is for members and guests only. Online participation is open to the public. Registration is required.
There is an in-person guest fee of 5,000 yen. Online participation is free.
Takashi Ikegami’s research interests include complex systems and artificial life. He received his PhD in physics from The University of Tokyo. He is currently a professor at The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on complex systems and artificial life. Some of his results have been published in Life in Motion (Seidosha, 2007) and Between Man and Machine (Kodansha, 2016). He has also been active in art since 2005, with works such as “Filmachine” (with Keiichiro Shibuya, YCAM, 2006), “Mind Time Machine” (YCAM, 2010), “Long Good bye” (with Kenshu Shimpo, Japan Alps Festa, 2017), “Offloaded Agency” (Barbican, 2019).
(In-person: Members & guests only / Online: Open to the public)
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