Beneficial AI Tokyo

One-day Workshop toward Beneficial AI

– How can we build an inclusive and effective global community to ensure AI is beneficial for all? –


As technological innovation and application of AI technologies are rapidly progressing, discussions on the societal and ethical implications of the development and application of AI technologies and how to ensure its safe and responsible development are growing among major corporations, academia, and NPOs / NGOs, but for the moment mainly in the West. We need broader, deeper, and more diverse engagement of populations in these discussions.

Beneficial AI Tokyo was held on October 12, 2017 in association with this symposium on AI and Society to explore the challenges of building an effective global community to ensure that the development of AI is safe and beneficial for all, with a particular focus on Japan.

The participating academic groups and NGOs, corporate groups, and others presented their thoughts on effective ways to build cooperation for beneficial AI. The participants expressed commitment to working towards AI for good and endorsed a Conference Statement ‘Cooperation for Beneficial AI.’

Now is the time for greater coordination and collaboration toward beneficial AI. Find out more about the workshop and join the growing global community by signing the Tokyo Statement!

Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017
Venue: Nihonbashi Life Science HUB, Tokyo

Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center of the University of Tokyo (AI Center), Araya, Inc.The Leverhulme Centre for Future of Intelligence (CFI), The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER)