THE NEW JAPAN ISLANDS 2020

PROGRAM

Technology Enters Human Body Territory

2020.03.22 03:00 pm - 03:30 pmAREA : STAGE

Technology Enters Human Body Territory

This presentation is provided by the XDiversity project, an endeavor by CREST of Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Representatives Yoichi Ochiai and Ken Endo will serve as speakers. XDiversity is a project aimed at designing and deploying a cross-diversity AI platform for voice, video, and tactile communication to enable an inclusive society. Yoichi is in charge of three-dimensional and audio-visual tactile research, while Ken specializes in robotics, especially prostheses.

At SXSW, three people were scheduled to take the stage with Hiromasa Ototake, but in this session, two people, Yoichi and Ken will develop the discussion along the following three points. 1. How the body can be enhanced through technology. 2. Recognition of our bodies in this digital age. 3. The difference in physical sensation in each area of the body. There will be an overall discussion that new technologies could possibly change the boundaries of and the biases against our bodies as well as creating a sense of humans by body parts depending on the particular function of society.

Yoichi Ochiai

Yoichi Ochiai

Representative Director
xDiversity Institute

Ken Endo

Ken Endo

Director
xDiversity Institute

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