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Socrates Tokyo 2018

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Date
Thu May 31, 2018 - Sun Jun 3, 2018
Location
Dai-Ichi Hotel Ryogoku
Tokyo, Japan
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Held in partnership with the Aspen Institute – Japan, the Socrates Tokyo Seminar will take place from May 31 to June 3, 2018. Socrates international seminars include three seminar sessions, program meals, and local excursions/tours. Seminar tuition is $3,000, which includes lodging, materials, meals, and a tour of Tokyo. Tuition does not include travel.

Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence

Recent breakthroughs in the development of artificial intelligence is generating ever more excitement among the tech community, academia and broader audiences.  While AI will undoubtedly unlock significant societal benefits and opportunities, like any transformative technology, it also presents new challenges and risks.  Governments around the world are exploring policy and regulatory approaches to ensure the benefits of AI are widely shared while addressing concerns around safety, privacy and security, ethics, job automation, intellectual property and other potentially negative implications of the technology.

This seminar will use these issues as a backdrop to examine considerations for the ethical development and application of AI technology.  We will also explore how the technical underpinnings of recent developments in AI have the potential to solve some of the world’s most difficult problems, while also creating new challenges.

Moderated by Wilson White, Director of the Public Policy & Government Relations Team at Google