On the Cutting Edge: Artificial Intelligence Trends in China, India and JapanVIEW EVENT DETAILS
In the lightning-fast world of high tech, artificial intelligence may be racing forward the fastest, with new developments announced seemingly every day. While the impact of AI on our day-to-day life is still uncertain, its potential brings both enormous risks and remarkable opportunities: Can AI help us outsmart AI-driven deepfake videos? Is the forecasted job displacement less of a threat and more of an opportunity? How do we govern and understand where autonomous AI software code is taking us?
As a hotbed of AI innovation, Asia is at the forefront of these questions and more. Join Asia Society Southern California for a fascinating look at what’s happening with AI across Asia and three of its major societies. This virtual discussion will bring together an outstanding panel of thinkers and leaders with a rich variety of perspectives on AI. Join us to hear and ask questions of one of China’s most prolific AI sci-fi authors, a renowned AI researcher in Japan, and a cutting-edge AI venture capitalist leading a U.S.-India emerging solutions ecosystem. Moderating the discussion will be ASSC Advisory Board member Bruce Daly, who brings a long career in digital and risk leadership after a multi-decade career at Deloitte.
Chen Qiufan (a.k.a. Stanley Chan) is an award-winning Chinese speculative fiction author, translator, creative producer, and curator. He is honorary president of the Chinese Science Fiction Writers Association, and has a seat on the Xprize Foundation Science Fiction Advisory Council. His works include the novel Waste Tide and, co-authored with Kai-Fu Lee, the book AI 2041: Ten Visions for Our Future (Best Book of 2021 on Amazon, the Financial Times, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal). He currently lives in Shanghai and is the founder of Thema Mundi Studio.
Dr. Yuko Harayama is an Executive Director at RIKEN in charge of international affairs, promotion of young researchers, and diversity. Prior to joining RIKEN, she spent five years at the Cabinet Office of Japan, as an Executive Member of the Council for Science, Technology and Innovation (CSTI), two years at the OECD as the Deputy Director of the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry (STI), and ten years at the Graduate School of Engineering of Tohoku University as a professor of Science and Technology Policy. She is a Légion d’honneur recipient (Chevalier) and was awarded honorary doctorate from the University of Neuchâtel. She is professor emeritus of Tohoku University. Harayama holds a Ph.D. in Education Sciences and a Ph.D. in Economics, both from the University of Geneva.
Ankur Jain is a Founding Partner at Emergent Ventures. Prior to Emergent, Jain has been a venture investor across the U.S., India, and Israel at Nexus Venture Partners and Blumberg Capital. Previously, he led product teams at Andiamo Systems and later Cisco which acquired Andiamo in 2004. Prior to that, he held engineering roles at Softaware Networks and later at Digital Island, which acquired Softaware Networks in 2000. Jain’s selected investments include Observe.ai, Talview, Accel Data, Boostup, SupportLogic, OpsMx, Minjar (acquired by Nutanix), Bitfusion (acquired by VMWare), Orkus (Acquired by Sailpoint), Arkin (acquired by VMware), Braze and Cyvera (acquired by Palo Alto Networks).
Jain holds a Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Delhi, a Masters in Computer Science from UCLA, and an MBA in Management from the Wharton School where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar. He is also a co-inventor for five technology patents. Jain has been a frequent speaker in conferences and forums such as TedX on investing, personal growth, and consciousness, and is a keen practitioner of yoga and meditation.
Bruce B. Daly was a Principal with Deloitte & Touche’s Enterprise Risk Services group both in Tokyo and Los Angeles and was with the company for over two decades. Formerly, one of Deloitte’s national leaders both in Japan and the U.S., his roles ranged from launching the innovative Digital Risk Management practice to leading the Risk & Financial Advisory practice for the Los Angeles office. Daly currently serves as Chair for the American Red Cross – Los Angeles Region and is a member of the Advisory Board of Asia Society Southern California. Daly has also served on the Board of Directors for the National Health Information (Cyber) Sharing & Analysis Center and is a former corporate officer with SoftAware Networks (now part of Cable & Wireless). He earned his B.A. degree from UC Santa Cruz and an MBA from UC Irvine. He has also been credentialed as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Daly has lived and worked in Japan and Asia for over a decade.