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7/27 (Sat) 18: 30 - Session in Science fiction convention/Past, present, and future of science fiction and artificial intelligence: Interaction between Fiction and Reality

2019.07.08

People involved in the AIxSF project will appear at the Japan SF Convention.

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Past, present, and future of science fiction and artificial intelligence: Interaction between Fiction and Reality

Abstract:
Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly developing. Science fiction has a great influence on its development. While science fiction creates stories based on technological advances, many AI technologies have been influenced by the vision of science fiction. iRobot, best known for its Roomba vacuum cleaner, is named after Asimov's "We Are Robots". The singularity of technological development, or singularity, that has become a topic of conversation these days is largely based on the idea of Verner Vinge. This project deals with the relationship between SF and AI. The speakers are 3 members of "AIxSF Project", Hase Toshiji, a science fiction and fantasy writer and a board member of Science Fiction Writers Club of Japan, Yamaguchi Yu, a science fiction writer who continues to promote works on the unique point of technology development (singularity), and Osawa Hirotaka, a project representative and an engineering researcher of Tsukuba University who studies the interaction between humans and AI. Through the history of AI technology, recent trends in science fiction, and the results of an analysis of AI technology in science fiction (Cooperation with Science Fiction Writers Club of Japan), we will discuss how current science fiction influences technological development, and conversely, how AI technology is changing the way writers and works think, and how the peculiarities of our civilization (singularity) come to be.

Speaker:

OSAWA Hirotaka, HASE Satoshi, YAMAGUCHI Yu

Date/Time: 7/27 (Sat.) 18:30-

Location: The 58th Japanese Science Fiction Convention "Sci-con" (Sonic city, Saitama, Saitama) 807

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