The Fourth Kyoto Kokoro Initiative Symposium, “Kokoro and Artificial Mind”, will be held October 14, 2019
The fourth Kyoto Kokoro Initiative Symposium, “Kokoro and Artificial Mind”, will be held October 14, 2019
The Kyoto Kokoro Initiative, which was launched in April 2015, aims to explore the concept of kokoro and its various connotations. The goal of this research is to orient our hearts and minds to modern society, which has grown increasingly complex and changeable due to advances in science and technology and the globalization of the economy. Taking into consideration the wide and deep nuances of the Japanese word kokoro, we at the Kyoto Kokoro Initiative would like to propose a new perspective for kokoro towards the world.
At previous years’ symposia, we have examined kokoro’s traditional way of being from the perspectives of “Historicity,” “In and Out,” “Symbiosis,” “Self.” This year’s symposium is entitled, “Kokoro and the Artificial Mind,” and aims to rethink kokoro as natural science and technology evolve. We will examine the extent to which recent advances in artificial intelligence and deep learning can help us examine the human mind and the relation of kokoro to this perspective.
The program can be viewed at the link below (only in Japanese):
- Event Information
Date and Times: October 14, 2019 (Monday, national holiday) 13:30 – 17:40 (Registration begins at 13:00.)
Venue: Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall
Application: Please apply via e-mail or fax by October 6 (Sun), with “Application for the fourth Kyoto Kokoro Initiative Symposium” in the subject line. In the email, please provide the following information:
- Your name
- Your occupation (or affiliation)
- Your e-mail address
We will contact you only if the number of applications has exceeded capacity and no more seats are available.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Kokoro Research Center office (9:00-16:00, weekdays)
E-mail : kokoro-sympo*mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @)
FAX : 075-753-9680
Hosted by Kokoro Research Center, Kyoto University
Sponsored by The Inamori Foundation
Co-organizer: Unit of Kyoto Initiatives for the Humanities and Social Sciences