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 &
Director's Message

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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 9th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022
“Co-creation of Agency: Towards Ethical Design for Social Robots”

For this research meeting on February 3, 2023, Mr. Takuya Mizukami (Postdoctoral Researcher, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP)) will give a presentation entitled "Co-creation of Agency: Towards Ethical Design for Social Robots."

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EVENTS

The 8th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022
“Digital Humanities and AI: Particularity, Commonality and Bias”

For this research meeting on December 16, 2022, Associate Professor OHMUKAI Ikki from the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology at the University of Tokyo will give a presentation entitled "Digital Humanities and AI: Particularity, Commonality and Bias."

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EVENTS

The 7th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022
“Possibilities and Challenges of Metaverse – Metaverse School of Engineering”

We will hold the 7th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022 “Possibilities and Challenges of Metaverse - Metaverse School of Engineering”(16 November 2022)

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REPORTS

The 8th BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2022 Report on “Digital Humanities and AI: Particularity, Commonality and Bias”

On December 16, 2022, the 8th BAIRAL research meeting for 2022, organized by the research assistants of the B'AI Global Forum, was held online. Associate Professor Ikki Ohmukai of the Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology at the University of Tokyo was invited to speak on the topic “Digital Humanities and AI: Particularity, Commonality and Bias.”

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REPORTS

Report on the Lecture by Dr. Justin Gest “Majority Minority: How Do Societies Respond to Demographic Change?”

On September 28, 2022, the B’AI Global Forum held a lecture by Dr. Justin Gest entitled “Majority Minority: How Do Societies Respond to Demographic Change?” in collaboration with ITASIA Program at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, the University of Tokyo.

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REPORTS

Report on the 13th B’AI Book Club
Paul Roquet, The Immersive Enclosure: Virtual Reality in Japan (2022)

On July 26, 2022, B’AI Book Club, a book review session by the members of the B’AI Global Forum, held its thirteenth meeting online. Research Assistant Hiroki Kato introduced The Immersive Enclosure: Virtual Reality in Japan (Columbia University Press, 2022).

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Centers working on AI ethics

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Reports on AI ethics

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