Junichi Tsujii

Fellow, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Director, Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) of AIST


Professor Junichi Tsujii is a Japanese computer scientist specializing in natural language processing and text mining, particularly in the field of biology and bioinformatics. He graduated from Kyoto University Graduate School in 1973, obtaining a PhD in engineering. He became Associate Professor at Kyoto University in 1979, Professor at Manchester University in 1988, Professor at Tokyo University Graduate School in 1995, and Principal Researcher for Microsoft Research Asia (Beijing) in 2011 before taking on his current position as Director of AIRC in 2015 and Fellow of AIST in 2017. He still holds a Professorship at Manchester University. Former President of ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), IAMT (International Association for Machine Translation), AFNLP (Asian Federation of Natl. Language Procession),and Association for Natural Language Processing. Present President of ICCL (the International Committee on Computational Linguistics). Awards: 1988: Japan IBM Science Prize. 2005: IBM Faculty Award 2010: The Medals of Honor with Purple Ribbon. 2014: Funai Achievement Award at the Forum on Information Technology (FIT) 2015: The Okawa Prize 2017: IAMT(International Association for Machine Translation) Award of Honor and many others


Co-evolution Between Humans, AI and Empowerment


AIは人間の雇用を代替するのか。データによって『ビッグブラザー』的社会が到来するのか。それともAIによって人はエンパワーされるのか。世界的に『AI』と『人間』の本質的な関係性が問われる中、日本は、“Data free flow with trust” と『人間中心のAI』という2つのテーマを掲げる。日本から世界に発信すべきメッセージや日本企業がとるべき対応について、日本を代表するAI研究の識者と、シリコンバレーでAI活用を実践する起業家を交え議論する。




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