A 2-day Symposium on AI and Society

~ Creating a Global AI Community and Bridging Academia and Industry ~

Imagine the changes that artificial intelligence (AI) brings to society – some imagine the dystopian world of Terminator, others think of a utopian future in which benevolent machines serve humanity to propel our potentiality, and then there are AI skeptics. Whichever position you take, none would doubt that the impact of AI research on society is accelerating at a significant rate in the recent years.
This symposium invites speakers from industry and academia to exchange ideas for practical applications of AI technologies and possible future developments.  This symposium is an opportunity to hold an international discourse on social impacts arising from new AI technologies. 
Be part of the conversation! Join us as we explore social impacts of AI


Date: October 10-11, 2017
Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum 5F


Big thanks to over 560 people who attended the Symposium! The event has been featured in various Japanese media outlets (available only in Japanese) and also reported on globally.

Meet the Speakers

Oren Etzioni

Chief Executive Officer, Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence / USA

Yuko Harayama

Executive Member, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan / Japan

Hiroaki Kitano

President and CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. / Japan

Hod Lipson

Director of Creative Machines Lab, Columbia University / USA

Huw Price

Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge / Academic Director, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence / UK

Marek Rosa

CEO, CTO & Founder, GoodAI / Czech Republic

Francesca Rossi

Distinguished Research Scientist, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center / Professor of computer science, University of Padova / USA/Italy

Akira Sakakibara

CTO, Microsoft Japan / Japan

Jaan Tallinn

Founding engineer, Skype and Kazaa
Co-founder, Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk and Future of Life Institute / Estonia





Honda Research Institute Japan