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【A KEYNOTE SPEECH INVITED!!!】 Prof. Masafumi Hagiwara (Keio University, Japan): Sympathetic Intelligence

Professor Masafumi Hagiwara of Keio University will give a keynote speech on Sympathetic Intelligence.

Title:  Sympathetic Intelligence

Abstract:  It is well known that we, human-beings, have three fundamental elements in our mind: intelligence, emotion, and intention. Nowadays, artificial intelligence (AI) has attracted much attention. Some people predict that a lot of jobs will be replaced by machines with AI. Machines with only intelligence are not sufficient and maybe even dangerous to human-beings. This is because emotional and intentional aspects are ignored. I believe that truly human-friendly machines should have both intelligence and emotion model. Highly intelligent machines should communicate with human-beings naturally and pleasantly. In order to make such a communication, Sympathetic Intelligence should be considered. Sympathetic Intelligence is composed of intelligent and emotional aspects and it means high intelligence with the ability of considering the other people's situation and feelings properly.

BIO: Masafumi Hagiwara received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from Keio University, Yokohama, Japan, in 1982, 1984 and 1987, respectively. Since 1987 he has been with Keio University, where he is now a Professor. From 1991 to 1993, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. He received IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Chester Sall Award in 1990, Authorship Award from the Japan Society of Fuzzy Theory and Systems in 1996, Technical Award and Paper Awards from Japan Society of Kansei Engineering in 2003, 2004 and 2014, Best research award from Japanese Neural Network Society in 2013. He is a member of IEICE, IPSJ, JSAI, SOFT, IEE of Japan, Japan Society of Kansei Engineering, JNNS and IEEE (Senior member). His research interests include neural networks, fuzzy systems, and affective engineering. He is now the president of the Japan Society for Fuzzy Theory and Intelligent Informatics (SOFT).