Vice-President Professor Jiro Kokuryo Chairs Meeting of AI for Social Good ― A United Nations ESCAP-APRU-Google Collaborative Network and Project
June 13, 2019
On Wednesday, June 5, a kick-off meeting for the "AI for Social Good ― a United Nations ESCAP-APRU-Google Collaborative Network and Project" was held at Keio University’s Mita Campus. The project brought together 8 scholars from all across Asia Pacific under the academic lead of Keio’s Vice-President Professor Jiro Kokuryo for the meeting, with the support of Google and UN ESCAP, and organization by the APRU-Association of Pacific Rim Universities.
The scholars, encompassing a wide range of academic backgrounds from technical aspects of AI such as computer science to ethical views including philosophy, had lively discussions on their research plans as well as providing mutual feedback, alongside representatives from the project organizations ― Google, UN ESCAP, and APRU.
Their work at meetings set to take place over the coming year will be published as a policy recommendation paper for government policymakers and other stakeholders including those in industry, NGOs, and academic institutions.
* Keio University is a member of the APRU-Association of Pacific Rim Universities, a consortium of leading research universities in countries and regions in the Pacific Rim. To learn more about the APRU, visit their website: https://apru.org
Global Research Lab (G-Lab), the event venue, on the 6th floor of the East Research Building