Content - Program

Day 1: November 21, 2018 (Wednesday)

09:00 - 10:45 

Opening Remarks

Prof. Dr. Margret Wintermantel
President, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Dr. Hans Carl von Werthern
Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan

Laurent Pic
Ambassador of France to Japan

Takuya Hirai
Ministry of State for Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Office

Welcome Address

Germanys’ Strategy on Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Herbert Zeisel
Deputy Director General: Research for Digital Change and Innovation, Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Keynote Speeches

Research Activities of the AIRC in the context of Society 5.0
Prof. Dr. Junichi Tsujii
Fellow of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) of AIST, Professor at the University of Manchester

Augmented Intelligence – Towards Self-Learning Machines
Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel
Member of the DFKI Management Board, Site Head and Scientific Director at DFKI Kaiserslautern, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:45

Plenary Session: New Working Environment with AI

AI for Happiness of People
Chair: Dr. Kazuo Yano
Fellow, Hitachi Ltd.

AI at Work - How We Can Shape the Collaboration Between Man and Machine
Chair: Dr. Matthias Peissner
Director, Head of Human-Technology Interaction Research Unit, Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO

How Does AI Change HR and Education Landscape?
Dr. Masahiro Fukuhara
CEO, Institute for a Global Society, Adjunct Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School, Project Professor, Keio University

AI and the smart Factory
Klaus Bauer
Head of Development Basic Technology, TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG

The crucial importance of understanding AI
Dr. Daniel Andler
Emeritus Professor, Paris-Sorbonne University; Senior Scientist, Department of Cognitive Studies, Ecole Normale Supérieure - fresh opportunities to get back into the game
Alexander Diehl
General Partner, Hasso Plattner Ventures

12:45 - 13:00

Sneak-Preview on Break-Out Sessions I-III

13:00 - 14:00Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30

(15 min. break)

15:45 - 16:45

Break-out Session (parallel): Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Session I: "Ethical and Legal Aspects of AI" 

AI as a mirror of our society
Chair: Dr. Arisa Ema
Project Assistant Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, Visiting Researcher, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

The Challenge of Autonomous Electronic Organisms
Chair: Prof. Dr. Christoph von der Malsburg
Senior Fellow, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

AI Guidelines and Principles on R&D and Utilization
Dr. Akemi Yokota
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Social Sciences Chiba University

Autonomous Agents as Legal Persons? A Functional Approach
Dr. Jan-Erik Schirmer
Senior Research Fellow, Humboldt-University Berlin

The ethics of affective computing
Prof. Dr. Laurence Devillers
Professor in Artificial Intelligence, Sorbonne University, Researcher, LIMSI CNRS, Member of CERNA-Allistène

14:00 - 15:30

(15 min. break)

15:45 - 16:45

Session II: "The Role of Digital Technologies in Learning and Education"

Chair: Prof. Dr. Yuichiro Anzai
Senior Advisor, Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Chair: Prof. Dr. Dr. Friedrich W. Hesse
Scientific Vice-President of the Leibniz Association AND Scientific Co-Chair of the Global Learning Council

The Role of the Ontological Engineering in Learning and Education
Prof. Dr. Mitsuru Ikeda
Professor, School of Knowledge Science, Knowledge and Management Area, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)

Learning Needs Heterogeneity and Irritation
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Cress
Executive Director, Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (Knowledge Media Research Center) (IWM)

From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Sociality in Learning and Education
Dr. Jürgen Buder
Head of Strategy Department of the Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Tuebingen "Cognitive Interfaces", Leibniz-Institut fuer Wissensmedien (IWM)

Toward Evidence-Driven Education through User-Centered Learning Analytics
Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Ogata
Professor, Academic Center for Computing and Media Studies, Kyoto University

14:00 - 15:30

(15 min. break)

15:45 - 16:45

Session III: "AI and the Environment / Smart Cities"

Sustainable Living Architecture
Chair: Hiroaki Kitano 
CEO, Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.

AI & Cities: A Governance Issue
Chair: Dr. Amélie Cordier
Chief Scientific Officer, Hoomano, President, “Lyon iS AI”

The AI-powered smart city: making cities smarter and more secure
Toshihiko Takayama
Senior Manager, Strategic Solution and Business Development, Cisco Systems G.K

AI and cities: a political issue
Stéphane Tanguy
Chief Information & Technology Officer, EDF Labs

Efforts to harness open innovation and create new business utilising IoT and AI in Yokohama
Hideaki Takagi
Director, New Industry Creation Division, Growth Strategy Promotion Department, Economic Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama

17:00 - 18:00

Plenary Session: AI Shooting Stars

Chair: Taro Shimada
Chief Strategy Officer, Toshiba Corporation

AI Shooting Stars:
Dr. Lena Okajima
Founder & CEO, Astro Live Experiences (ALE)

Prof. Naoaki Okazaki

School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Roi Shigematsu
Founder & CEO, Fashion Pocket

Toshiyuki Kono
President, AI Cube Inc. (by Yaskawa Electric Corporation)

Fred Almeida
Co-Founder, Chief Architect, Ascent Robotics

Mariko Takahashi
Medical Business Department, LPixel Inc.

Prof. Dr. Hiroshi Maruyama
PFN Fellow, Preferred Networks, Inc.

Tim S. Miksche
Chief Representative Japan, Artisense Corporation



Day 2: November 22, 2018 (Thursday)

09:00 - 10:15

Keynote Speeches and Discussion

Artificial Intelligence for Humanity
Prof. Dr. Cédric Villani
Vice-President, the French Parliamentary Office for the Evaluation of Scientific and Technological Choices

Opportunities Offered by Robotics and Artificial Intelligence for Our Future
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard
Head of Research Lab AI Systems, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, President, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (IEEE RAS)

10:15 - 10:30

Change from 5F to 4F

10:30 - 12:00
(45 min.
lunch break)
12:45 - 13:45

Break-out Session (parallel): Technological Applications of Artificial Intelligence

Session IV: "AI Applications in Health Care"

Artificial Intelligence in Precision Medicine
Chair: Dr. Kazuhiro Sakurada
Deputy Program Director, Medical Sciences Innovation Hub Program, RIKEN

AI Applications in Health Care
Chair: Prof. Dr. Klaus Juffernbruch
Professorship for Health & Social Management, FOM University, President, Expert Group „Intelligent Networks in Health Care“ at German National Digital-Summit

Cognitive Mirroring: Computational Approach to Developmental Disorders
Dr. Yukie Nagai
Senior Researcher, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Visiting Professor, Bielefeld University

Artificial Intelligence Enables Precision Diagnostics in Clinical Medicine
Prof. Dr. Fabian Kiessling
Director, Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging, RWTH Aachen University

Using artificial intelligence to personalise cancer care
Charlotte Robert
Associate Professor, Paris Sud University, U1030, Gustave Roussy Institute

Lucas Fidon
Research Scientist, TheraPanacea (startup of Ecole Centrale Paris)

10:30 - 12:00
(45 min.
lunch break)
12:45 - 13:45

Session V: "AI Applications in Mobility and Autonomous Driving"

Evolution of IoT services and AI-enabled Connected Cars
Chair: Dr. Hideyuki Tokuda
President, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

Understanding the World with AI: Training and Validating Smart Machines Using Synthetic Data
Chair: Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek
Head in the Research Department of Agents and Simulated Reality, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), University of Saarbruecken

DeNA's challenges to realize future mobility services
Atsushi Yamashita 
Senior Manager, Business Development & Management Department, Automotive Business Unit, DeNA Co., Ltd.     &
Hirohito Okuda
Senior Manager, AI System Department, DeNA Co., Ltd.

Integrated uses of real-live data and synthetic data for the development of AI-based driving functions
Prof. Dr. Frank Koester
Head of Departments Automotive Systems, Railway System, Intermodality and Public Transport, Traffic Management, Institute of Transportation Systems, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

AI for railways: a strategic challenge for mobility as a service and for industrial operations
Dr. Héloïse Nonne
Head of Data Science and Engineering, Digital Department, SNCF group

10:30 - 12:00
(45 min.
lunch break)
12:45 - 13:45

Session VI: "AI Applications in Connected Industries and Productiviy"

Challenges in Connected Factories – The Next phase of the AI revolution
Chair: Prof. Dr. Junichi Tsujii
Fellow of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Director of Artificial Intelligence Research Center (AIRC) of AIST, Professor at the University of Manchester

Industry 4.0 in practice - Federated Learning and Data Sovereignty
Chair: Dr. Gunar Ernis
Head of Business Unit Industrial Analytics, Fraunhofer IAIS

Four Waves of AI Business in Connected Industry   – NEC the WISE and NEXT –
Dr. Satoshi Morinaga
Research Fellow, Data Science Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation

A self-learning AI through an Ontology-Driven Architecture
Cedric Oette
Data Analyst, Data Science & AI, Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Some of the challenges of AI in an international high-technology group
Dr. Daniel Duclos 
Head of Signal & Information Technologies Department, Safran Research Center, Safran SA

Redefining Operator Work Environment with Socio-Technical AI Assistant
Dr. Fabian Schreiber
Head of BMBF Young Research Group SozioTex, Institut für Textiltechnik, RWTH Aachen University

10:30 - 12:00
(45 min.
lunch break)
12:45 - 13:45

Session VII: "AI Applications in Security and Safety"

Research and development of face recognition technology in NEC
Chair: Ken Hanazawa
Deputy General Manager, Biometrics Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation

Defensive and offensive AI for embedded cyber-security
Chair: Yan-Taro Clochard
Director, Secure-IC Japan, Head of Sales North Asia

Dr. Yuji Sekiya
Associate Professor, Information Technology Center, The University of Tokyo (tbc)

Dr. Michael Tagscherer
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Giesecke + Devrient Mobile Security

Artificial Intelligence, from research to business value
Virginie Haas
Chief Revenue Officer, Shift Technology

AI-induced discrimination: risks and solutions
Anna Choury
CEO, Maathics

13:45 - 14:00

Change from 4F to 5F

14:00 - 15:00

Wrap-up and Keynote Speech

Prof. Dr. Yuichiro Anzai
Senior Advisor, Director of Center for Science Information Analysis, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Keynote Speech:
AI: Views from the Vanishing Point
Dr. Joseph Reger
Fujitsu Fellow, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Fujitsu EMEIA