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Report on the 6th B’AI Book Club
Safiya Umoja Noble, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (2018)

The sixth meeting of B’AI Book Club was held on November 30, 2021. Hiroki Kato, Research Assistant of the B’AI Global Forum, introduced Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism (New York University Press, 2018) by Safiya Umoja Noble.

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Report on the MeDi Workshop “Considering Olympic and Paralympic Games Coverage and Its Gender Representation”

Media and Diversity Forum (MeDi), an industry-university cooperative research group based at the B'AI Global Forum, held an online workshop on the theme of "Considering Olympic and Paralympic Games Coverage and Its Gender Representation” on August 28, 2021.

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Report on the 2nd B’AI Book Club
Rana El Kaliouby and Carol Colman, Girl Decoded: A Scientist’s Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology (2020)

The second meeting of B’AI Book Club was held on June 22, 2021. Jooeun Noh, Project Researcher of the B’AI Global Forum, introduced Girl Decoded: A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology by Rana El Kaliouby and Carol Colman.

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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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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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The 3rd Installment Report on Talk Series on “Inequity, Stereotypes, and Stigma in Leisure”

The third meeting of the talk series, “Disparities and Bullying in Online Games: E-sports Players Becoming Gladiators,” was held on May 25, 2021. Professor Hiroko Kanoh from Yamagata University talked about disparities and bullying in the online gaming space as a microcosm of real society.

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The 3rd BAIRAL Research Meeting for 2021 Report on “Crowdsourcing GIS and Diversity”

On June 28, 2021, BAIRAL invited Professor Yuichiro Nishimura, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Nara Women’s University. He talked about the use of crowdsourcing geographic information systems (GIS) in Japan, especially about its relationship with fairness, equality, and diversity in society.

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Report on the lecture by Phebe Vayanos “Towards Robust, Interpretable, and Fair Social and Public Health Interventions”

On the 27th of August, 2021, B’AI Global Forum held the 2nd installment of a tripartite series on "Artificial Intelligence and Social Justice." Dr. Phebe Vayanos, Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Computer Science, University of Southern California, talked about algorithmic fairness particularly as it is applied in public health interventions.

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