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2nd French-German-Japanese Symposium on human-centric Artificial Intelligence concluded with joint final declaration

From November 16 to 20, 2020, the French Embassy to Japan and the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) together with the AI Japan R&D Network conducted the 2nd French-German-Japanese Symposium on “Human-centric Artificial Intelligence”. The event was held completely online in a virtual immersive environment.

Over the five days, a variety of AI-related topics were covered with high-ranking officials introducing each country’s national AI strategy, and an international panel discussed the question of the concrete implications of “Human-centric AI”. Further plenary sessions took up the topics of “Trustworthy AI”, “AI & Covid-19”, “Geopolitics of AI” and promising AI startups joined a pitching session. The symposium also featured a kick-of event, launching nine trilateral research projects to be jointly funded by the agencies: ANR (Agence nationale de la recherche; France), DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft; Germany) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency; Japan). Each session was recorded online. The symposium closed with a joint statement on “AI Collaboration Aimed at Tackling Planetary-scale Problems in the Anthropocene”.

Participants could also choose to attend three of nine parallel sessions on environmental topics (AI & Agriculture, AI & Risk Prevention, Frugal AI), social topics (AI & Democracy, AI & Law, AI & Education) and technical topics (AI & Health Care, HPC, Human-Machine Interaction).

The symposium was a follow-up to the “1st Japanese-German-French DWIH symposium on Artificial Intelligence” initiated by DWIH Tokyo and co-organised by the French Embassy in 2018.

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Source: DWIH Tokyo Editor by Mirjam Buse, VDI TZ GmbH Countries / organization: Japan France Topic: Ethical Issues and Society Information and Communications Strategic Issues and Framework
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