Two down in Tokyo, London to go (interim report here)

Next Monday (Sept 9th) sees the team (Prof. Vian Bakir, Dr. Lachlan Urquhart, Prof. Peter Mantello and Prof. Andrew McStay) in London for the third seminar of our “Emotional AI: Comparative Considerations for UK and Japan across Commercial, Political and Security Sectors” series. We’re a little excited.

Funded by the ESRC and AHRC, in 2019 we have generated conversation among UK and Japanese academics, industry, artists, NGOs and regulators. The goal has been to understand the constitutional, commercial, civic, policing and security implications of a world where emotional AI increasingly plays a central role.

To be held at Digital Catapult and featuring delegates from Sensing-Feeling, Sensum, Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, Cabinet Office, Digital Catapult, Coventry University, Nvidia, IOT Privacy Forum, Asia Pacific University, Bangor University, University of Edinburgh, Northumbria University, Privacy International, Freie Universität Berlin, Ernest and Young, and Imperial College, this promises to be a rich conversation on ethics, emotional AI and empathic technologies.

Report to be updated after the seminar, but interim insights from Tokyo workshops here.

Andrew McStay