Human-First Innovation in the age of Generative AI: Lessons from two human-centered AI projects (UN and Moonshot)
Talk with Professor Takahashi, Waseda University, Tokyo
Professor Takahashi conducts cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary research on the social impact of robots as well as the potential of AI for Good, in affiliation with the UN as well as the JST Moonshot R&D projects. Within a MIRAI 2.0-funded collaboration, together with Stefan Larsson, Associate Professor in Technology and Social Change at LTH, LU, and Laetitia Tanqueray, PhD student, Professor Takahashi is visiting the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies to discuss perceptions and implications of AI and robotics.
Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society, as well as the Institute for AI and Robotics, Waseda University, Tokyo. She has been appointed as an Associate Fellow of the CFI, the University of Cambridge.
She has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford, Harvard University and Columbia University. She conducts cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary research on the social impact of robots as well as the potential of AI for Good.
She is currently leading two projects on youth and AI. The goal of both projects is to contribute towards a vision of a future where human happiness takes centre stage. The first one is “A Future with AI” project in collaboration with the United Nation. She is also involved in JST “Moonshot R&D projects” by leading the “Project Gen ZAI”, engaging youths now for a global AI future in collaboration with University of Cambridge, Stanford University, University of Chile, Pompeu Fabra University, Nanjing University, the National University of Singapore, University of Udine, Tallinn University of Technology and others.
Finally, Takahashi sits on the advisory committee of the Information and Communication Council, Ministry of the Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.