KGRI Great Thinker Series: Collaborative Pathways to Securing the Cyber Ecosystem

Keio University Global Research Institute (KGRI) will host a public lecture on the Collaborative Pathways to Securing the Cyber Ecosystem on Jan 24 at North Hall, Mita Campus, Keio University. This time, we invited Dr. Gregory J. Rattray, Senior Research Professor from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University to give us the lecture and join the panel discussion together with a range of experts from the social and computer sciences.

Event Title: KGRI Great Thinker Series: Collaborative Pathways to Securing the Cyber Ecosystem
Date: Friday, Jan 24, 2020
Time: 14:00-16:00 (Registration starts at 13:30)
Venue: North Hall, Mita Campus, Keio University
The event will be conducted in English. Concurrent translation from English to Japanese will be provided.

日時: 2020年1月24日(金) 14:00-16:00 (開場: 13:30)
場所: 慶應義塾大学三田キャンパス 北館1階 北館ホール
使用言語: 英語・同時通訳有り

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CCRC NEW Working Paper Published: Quest for Broadly Acceptable Architecture for Data Governance -A Man-Machine Conviviality Approach-

Professor Jiro Kokuryo, together with five CCRC embers, Professor David Farber, Professor Hiroaki Miyata, Professor Jun Murai, Professor Takehiro Ohya, and Professor Tatsuhiko Yamamoto, and CCRC Advisory Board member, Professor Jonathan Cave, published a new working paper titled “Quest for Broadly Acceptable Architecture for Data Governance -A Man-Machine Conviviality Approach-“ in November 2019.

The paper illustrated a new approach to maintain the balance between the use of data and the protection of human dignity. Four principles are proposed to be considered in the design of an architecture that allows individuals to entrust their data to the personal data agent.

Here is the abstract of the paper:

In order to protect human dignity given the ever-growing power of computers and data aggregation, we must adopt a new philosophy and architecture for the governance of data. We step beyond the conventional assumption of human monopoly of intelligence and envision integrated man-machine agents that will emerge to safeguard personal data on a firm basis of trust. A new “cyber civilization” is dawning, in which humans live with machines in conviviality, and we must develop governance structures that address this reality. A few guiding principles for the design of the architecture are proposed.


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CCRC Fellow Dr. Hobson presents in ‘International Politics Research Seminar’ at Aberystwyth University, UK

On 24 October 2019, CCRC fellow Dr. Christopher Hobson was invited to give a paper as part of ‘International Politics Research Seminar’ series at Aberystwyth University (UK). This year the Department of International Politics, the first of its kind in the world, is celebrating its century and the seminar series is focused on big thinking about the future of world politics.

Dr. Hobson talked on his latest research, with a presentation entitled, ‘Flirting with disaster: Artificial Intelligence and accidents’. He outlined a wide range of the different possible risks associated with the further advancement and integration of AI into society. Dr Hobson suggested that in addition to considering the existential dangers of superintelligence, whereby humans disempower themselves by creating a more intelligent actor, there is a pressing need to prepare for the short to medium-term risks associated with continued AI development.

As society becomes more dependent on AI and related technologies, it accrues many benefits, but also becomes more complex and vulnerable to accidents and failures. Dr Hobson argued for the need to do more work on AI risk management and safety, specifically arguing for drawing on insights taken from the way in which the nuclear industry and other dangerous technologies are managed. After the presentation, there was a lively discussion session, in which Dr Hobson and the audience members discussed some of the ramifications of his analysis for thinking about world politics and the future.

Workshop at NYU Shanghai on A Silent Spring for Cybersecurity preliminary survey

On October 23, 2019, Professor David Farber and Assistant Professor Tobias Burgers presented A Silent Spring for Cybersecurity, a collaborative research project with Stevens Institute of Technology, at the New York University, Shanghai campus. Invited by Professor Brad Weslake, Associate Professor of Philosophy at NYU Shanghai, they shared their latest research findings, in particular, their survey that was launched early October.

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