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.

Mission &
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People

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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 2nd BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022
“International Politics and AI: From Cybersecurity to Killer Robots”

For this research meeting on May 26, 2022, Mr. Hitoshi Sato from the Graduate School of Social Design Studies at Rikkyo University will introduce and discuss the use of AI from the viewpoint of international security relations.

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EVENTS

The 1st BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022
“How far Can VR Make People Empathize?: Its Limitations and How to Use It”

For this research meeting on April 27, 2022, Mr. Ryu Kudoh and Mr. Yuji Hatada from the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies at the University of Tokyo will introduce and discuss on how VR can be used in light of its limitations and the impact of empathy that VR can bring to people.

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The 8th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021
“Thinking about the Potential and Challenges of Data Journalism from the Perspective of the Frontline”

For this talk event on March 15, 2022, Mr. Kazuki Ogiwara (SmartNews Media Research Institute), who won the Good Design Award and other awards for his work on the Toyo Keizai Online “Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situation Report in Japan,” will introduce his efforts and discuss the possibilities and challenges of data journalism.

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REPORTS

Report on the 4th B’AI Book Club
Francesco Marconi, Newsmakers: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism (2020)

The fourth meeting of B’AI Book Club was held on September 21, 2021. Akira Tanaka, Research Assistant of the B’AI Global Forum, reviewed Newsmakers: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Journalism by Francesco Marconi.

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REPORTS

The 4th Installment Report on Talk Series on “Inequality, Stereotypes, and Stigma in Leisure”

The 4th meeting of the talk series, “Idols and the Structure of Oppression: Norms and Distortions in Leisure Spaces,” was held on July 2, 2021. Ms. Mana Kamioka from Keio University talked about Japanese idol industry, focusing on the problems related to “forced heterosexism” that lies behind it.

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REPORTS

Report on the Online-Event “How Can VR Promote Awareness of Unconscious Bias?: About a Workshop Project Considering the Work Environment Surrounding Child-Rearing”

On March 3, 2022, the Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) at the University of Tokyo hold an event “How Can VR Promote Awareness of Unconscious Bias?: About a Workshop Project Considering the Work Environment Surrounding Child-Rearing.” Dr. Arisa Ema, who is a member of the B’AI Global Forum and an associate professor at the IFI, participated in this symposium as a moderator in the panel discussion.

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Centers working on AI ethics

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Reports on AI ethics

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