JST-UKRI Joint Call on Artificial Intelligence and Society (2019)
Today, the development of information technologies in such forms as AI, robotics, and IoT is accelerating. In view of this, JST is promoting R&D in this field for the design of new systems and technologies by considering the how these technologies will pervade throughout society, how they will be familiar with people's lives, and the kinds of problems that may occur as they do.
For 2019, the Research Institute of Science and Technology for Society (RISTEX) of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) which are bodies under UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), are pleased to announce a joint call for proposals exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies on society.
Initiatives undertaken heretofore in this field have revealed differences in thinking that are based on Western modernism and Japanese tradition. Such differences are seen with regard to the autonomy of human behavior and ways of conceptualizing the relationship between human and machines. We are looking for the development of a platform, to take the form of a joint Japan-UK project, for conducting comparative research on this theme and building mutually-acceptable governance mechanisms.