[February 1] Governance of Emerging Technologies- Framing Benefits and Risks of Biotech and AI: Symposium in Tokyo 2020

In a 2017 perception survey done by the World Economic Forum, “Biotechnology” and “Artificial Intelligent” ranked high in the question of emerging technologies perceived to bring both potential benefit and negative impact to the society. Both also stood out in terms of the technologies that needed better governance. Both technologies seem to have common features – such as big roles played by the private sector – however, they also have different technology specific characteristics. This symposium examines the governance issues of emerging technologies – biotechnology and AI – from various perspectives by inviting key figures in this field. It also considers the possible governance issues we might face when these two technologies interact and meet.

Date: 14:00-16:40, Saturday, February 1, 2020
Venue: Yayoi Auditorium Annex Seihoku Gallery, UTokyo

Language: English-Japanese Simultaneous translation will be provided.
Hosted by: Graduate School of Public Policy, UTokyo
Co-hosted by: Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
Science, Technology and Innovation Governance (STIG), Institute for Future Initiatives, UTokyo

Advanced registration required: Make your registration from this FORM.

【Program (Tentative)】

Moderator:Dr. Makiko Matsuo, GrasPP, UTokyo

Opening Remarks:Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, GraSPP, UTokyo

Keynote 1: Prof. Jeroen van den Hoven, Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology
“Global Governance and ethics of AI” (tentative title)

Keynote 2: Prof. Phil Macnaghten, Technology and International Development, Wageningen University
“Developing a framework for responsible innovation” (tentative title)

Comments from invited speakers
– Dr. Larisa Rudenko, Program on Emerging Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
– Dr. Lauren Holt, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER), University of Cambridge
– Dr. Denis Stukal, Data Analytics, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney
– Prof. Heng Yee Kuang, GraSPP, UTokyo

Wrap up and Closing
Moderator: Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama, GraSPP, UTokyo

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*This event will be supported by KAKEN-A “Global Governance of the New Information Technology and Biotechnology – information sharing and the role of private sector” and Challenging Research (Exploratory) “Life Science and Reconstruction of Naturalness: Societal Implications”.

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