Wise Computing: Collaboration Between People and Machines

Sunday, 15 February 2015: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Room LL20C (San Jose Convention Center)
The ever-increasing performance and decreasing cost of information and communication technology for the last half-century have fundamentally changed our lives, physically and intellectually. Humans are capable of accessing widespread “infinite” information in real time, but we cannot claim that we have become wiser than ever individually and collectively. On the other hand, machines and computers are attaining enormous capabilities in accessing and analyzing information and controlling objects such as airplanes and automobiles. Research activities in Japan related to “wise computing” are working to understand and develop wisdom by sublimating distributed and heterogeneous data and information. This work will be accomplished through collaboration between people and machines and aims to devise a way to influence the real world with wise decisions by applying achieved wisdom. Speakers will also focus on ethical, legal, and social issues related to social responsibilities for actuation of wisdom. This symposium explores future relationships between people and machines, discussing the possibility of “wise computing” -- technological potentials, social impacts, and science and technology policies.
Kazuo Iwano, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Tateo Arimoto, National Graduate School for Policy Studies and Yosuke Takashima, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Miwako Doi, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Realizing Creative Collaboration Among People and Machines
James Wilsdon, University of Sussex
Science Policy and the Governance of New Technologies
James Spohrer, IBM Global University Programs
Talk Title To Come
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