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RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project

Artificial Intelligence Ethics and Society Team

Team Leader: Shoko Suzuki (Litt.D.)
Shoko  Suzuki(Litt.D.)

Artificial intelligence and other forms of information technology have advanced rapidly in recent years. This has led to both excessive expectations for this technology and at the same time given rise to questions about how to relate to more humanlike artifacts, and fears about the possibility that technology that might acquire not only emotions and intuitions but also consciousness, leading to increasing anxiety and an unfounded sense of crisis that machines may come to dominate or destroy human society. There is an urgent need to develop an ethical foundation for continued coevolution with technology through coexistence and symbiosis with things and machines, while retaining an appropriate awe of technology. Amidst the rapid advancement of information technology, there is a need to reexamine the limits and possibilities of human intelligence. This team aims to develop a platform for a comprehensive ethics that will redefine human nature and make it possible for human beings and technology to continue to coevolve together.

Related Research Fields

Social Sciences & General / Multidisciplinary

Research Subjects

  • Examining the relationship between human beings and AI-technology
  • Redefinition of “Humanity”
  • Developing a new ethical model with a particular focus on AI ethics

Selected Publications

Papers with an asterisk(*) are based on research conducted outside of RIKEN.
  1. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Takt bei I. Kant - Ein Kapitel der Entstehungsgeschichte des modernen Paradigmas von Lernen und Erfahrung”
    Kant-Studien, Vol.16, P. 56-66 (2015).
  2. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Die Rehabilitierung der Phronesis-Techne – Erbsünde der Wissenschaft“
    Minerva Shobo, P.1-282(2013).
  3. *Shoko Suzuki/Chr. Wulf:
    “Auf dem Weg des Lebens – West- östliche Meditation“
    Logos Verlag; Berlin, S.1- 129 (2013).
  4. *Shoko Suzuki:
    ”The Kyoto School and J. F. Herbart.“
    Standish Paul, Saito Naoko(eds.): Education and the Kyoto School of Philosophy, Pedagogy for Human Transformation, Contemporary Philosophies and Theories in Education 1, Springer; Dordrecht/ Heidelberg/ New York/ London, P.41- 54(2012).
  5. *Shoko Suzuki., Chr. Wulf., und anderen.:(Hrsg.)
    “Glück der Familie. Ethnographische Studien in Deutschland und Japan”
    Springer; Wiesbaden, S. 1- 308 (2011).
  6. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Sein und Werden – Poiesis in Gesten“
    Chr. Wulf /F. Fischer-Lichte (Hrsg.): Gesten, Wilhelm Fink, S. 116- 122. (2010)
  7. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Takt in Modern Education”
    Waxmann; Münster/New York, P.1- 177 (2010).
  8. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Die Zukunft verhandeln. Aus der Sicht der Wissenschafts-kommunikation in der Risikoforschung und Bioethik Japan“
    Paragrana- Internatinale Zeitschrift fuer Historische Anthropologie, Bd.16: Das Menschliche Leben, Akademie Verlag, S.187-194(2008).
  9. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Takt als Medium“
    Paragrana - Internatinale Zeitschrift fuer Historische Anthropologie, Bd.17,: Die Medien, Akademie Verlag, S. 1- 23 (2007)
  10. *Shoko Suzuki:
    “Im Trauerzug von Immanuel Kant – Jenseits des pädagogischen Blicks“
    Shunju-sha、P.1- 278 (2006).

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