BʼAI is a research group dedicated to the development of Artificial Intelligence and other digital technologies to achieve a gender equal society that guarantees minority rights.

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Essay Collection “Artificial Intelligence and Society”

B'AI Global Forum has organized a class "Artificial Intelligence and Society" in the University of Tokyo's 2021 summer semester. This essay collection contains essays written by nine first- and second-year students of the College of Arts and Sciences who took this class.

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B’AI Book Club

B'AI Book Club is a book review project in which members of B’AI Global Forum read foreign literature that examines information technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithms from a critical perspective.

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Trauma Reporting Study Group

The Trauma Reporting Study Group explores ways in which journalism can play a role while respecting those who have suffered physical and mental damage, including victims of accidents, disasters, sexual violence, and survivors of war and conflict.

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BAIRAL Project

BAIRAL (B’AI RA League) examines relationships between artificial intelligence (AI) and society from both theoretical and practical aspects.

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Talk series on inequity, stereotypes and stigma in leisure

This is a talk series about understanding inequality, discrimination, and stigma in daily life.

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Media and Diversity Forum (MeDi)

“Media and Diversity Forum (MeDi)” is a discussion forum for researchers and journalists as well as a network that engages both activism and research.

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EVENTS

The 6th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021
“Internet and Scientific Research”

For this talk event on December 9, 2021, Ikkatai Yuko, who is an associate professor at Kanazawa University, will introduce Citizen Science and crowdfunding for scientific research focusing on the current situation and issues in Japan.

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The 5th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021
“Information Visualization Technology and its Application to Web and AI”

For this talk event on November 9, 2021, Prof. Takayuki Itoh from Ochanomizu University will introduce the basic concepts and techniques of information visualization and its application to web, social media, and machine learning.

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The 4th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021
“From when are algorithmic decisions assumed as discriminatory?: A philosophical criticism using normative theory”

For this talk event on October 9, 2021, Haruka Maeda from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo will talk about algorithmic decision making and discrimination from a philosophical standpoint.

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REPORTS

Report on the Lecture by Dr. Ai Hisano “Taste and Vision in History: The Transformation of “Aesthetics” and the Rise of Consumer Society”

On May 28, 2021, B'AI Global Forum held a lecture by Dr. Ai Hisano, who joined B’AI as an associate professor and the University of Tokyo Excellent Young Researcher. The lecture was moderated by Prof. Kaori Hayashi of the B'AI Global Forum and featured comments from Prof. Shunji Yamanaka from the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies and the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo.

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Report on the 2021 Academic Exchange Session of the China-Japan Young Elite Program of Shanghai Jiao Tong University: “Proposal to Utilize Digital Transformation to Promote Gender Equality”

From August 23 to August 29, 2021, Project Researcher Atsuko Sano from the B’AI Global Forum participated in the academic exchange session, which was a part of the China-Japan Youth Elite Program of Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Tokyo. In this session, Dr. Sano provided lectures and led discussions on digital transformation and gender equality for the students of the both universities.

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REPORTS

The 1st BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021 Report on “The Development of the Dictionary Enabling Deaf Children to Look up Basic Japanese Verbs from Japanese Sign Language”

On April 24, 2021, the first BAIRAL research meeting for 2021 was held on Zoom. BAIRAL invited members of a research project that develops a dictionary for deaf children by using deep learning. In this talk event, the translation between (spoken) Japanese and Japanese Sign Language was provided with support from Meisei Gakuen.

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Centers working on AI ethics

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Reports on AI ethics

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