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Cannes Lions: Dentsu to hold seminar on ‘Androids, AI, and the Future of Human Creativity’.
adobo magazine, June 12, 2018 | 11:36am

CANNES - As Cannes Lions is just around the corner, Dentsu is going to hold a seminar entitled, ‘Androids, AI, and the Future of Human Creativity’, on June 18, Monday, at 15:00-15:45 in Lumière Theatre, Palais I. 

AI is seen as a threat to some jobs, but is this true? Historically, technological innovations have always freed humans from labor, which could also be true if for AI. If so, what roles will humans play?
 
While the definition of work will change, what can only humans do and what will we work for? What will happiness mean for humans? And, can agencies find a place in all this?
 
Kyoko Yonezawa, Creative Technologist at Dentsu will discuss such questions with Professor Ishiguro, leading scientist in robotics, and Kei Wakabayashi, former editor-in-chief of Wired Japan.
 
The audience will also enjoy the company of Totto, the TV host and celebrity android created by Professor Ishiguro, TV Asahi, and Dentsu.
 
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Professor, Osaka University
Hiroshi Ishiguro is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-) and Distinguished Professor of Osaka University(2013-). He is also visiting Director (2014-) (group leader: 2002-2013) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and an ATR fellow. His research interests include sensor networks, interactive robotics, and android science.
Kei Wakabayashi, Editor, blkswn publishers
Kei Wakabayashi spent his childhood in London and New York. After majoring in French Literature at Waseda University, he started his publishing career at Heibonsha and was in charge of ‘Taiyo’, the legendary Japanese cultural magazine.
 
In 2000, he became a freelance editor and produced numerous publications from magazines, books, to exhibition catalogues in a broad range of fields. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Wired Japan in 2012, and left the publication in 2017. He is also a music journalist and is Founder of the publishing company, blkswn publishers.
Kyoko Yonezawa, Creative Technologist, Dentsu Inc.
After graduating from university with a BA in Astronautics and an MA in Computer Science,
Kyoko joined Dentsu and built a unique career starting with collaborative research with universities including MIT Media Lab and the University of Tokyo.
She works in a wide range where technology matters: from communication planning to product innovation and service development.
 
She works extensively with her clients' engineers and developers, to unveil their technology and to tell the story from the heart of the product with digital and interactive execution.
Her projects include 'Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989' for Honda’s Internavi, 'Play Air' for Olympus, 'The Space Hangout' for JAXA and 'HAKUTO' for ispace.
 
She has won numerous awards including a Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes, a Black Pencil at D&AD, and a Grand Prix at the Japan Media Arts Festival. And she is a cat lover.

Cannes Lions: Dentsu to hold seminar on ‘Androids, AI, and the Future of Human Creativity’.

CANNES - As Cannes Lions is just around the corner, Dentsu is going to hold a seminar entitled, ‘Androids, AI, and the Future of Human Creativity’, on June 18, Monday, at 15:00-15:45 in Lumière Theatre, Palais I. 

AI is seen as a threat to some jobs, but is this true? Historically, technological innovations have always freed humans from labor, which could also be true if for AI. If so, what roles will humans play?
 
While the definition of work will change, what can only humans do and what will we work for? What will happiness mean for humans? And, can agencies find a place in all this?
 
Kyoko Yonezawa, Creative Technologist at Dentsu will discuss such questions with Professor Ishiguro, leading scientist in robotics, and Kei Wakabayashi, former editor-in-chief of Wired Japan.
 
The audience will also enjoy the company of Totto, the TV host and celebrity android created by Professor Ishiguro, TV Asahi, and Dentsu.
 
Hiroshi Ishiguro, Professor, Osaka University
Hiroshi Ishiguro is currently Professor of Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University (2009-) and Distinguished Professor of Osaka University(2013-). He is also visiting Director (2014-) (group leader: 2002-2013) of Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and an ATR fellow. His research interests include sensor networks, interactive robotics, and android science.
Kei Wakabayashi, Editor, blkswn publishers
Kei Wakabayashi spent his childhood in London and New York. After majoring in French Literature at Waseda University, he started his publishing career at Heibonsha and was in charge of ‘Taiyo’, the legendary Japanese cultural magazine.
 
In 2000, he became a freelance editor and produced numerous publications from magazines, books, to exhibition catalogues in a broad range of fields. He was appointed Editor-in-Chief of Wired Japan in 2012, and left the publication in 2017. He is also a music journalist and is Founder of the publishing company, blkswn publishers.
Kyoko Yonezawa, Creative Technologist, Dentsu Inc.
After graduating from university with a BA in Astronautics and an MA in Computer Science,
Kyoko joined Dentsu and built a unique career starting with collaborative research with universities including MIT Media Lab and the University of Tokyo.
She works in a wide range where technology matters: from communication planning to product innovation and service development.
 
She works extensively with her clients' engineers and developers, to unveil their technology and to tell the story from the heart of the product with digital and interactive execution.
Her projects include 'Sound of Honda / Ayrton Senna 1989' for Honda’s Internavi, 'Play Air' for Olympus, 'The Space Hangout' for JAXA and 'HAKUTO' for ispace.
 
She has won numerous awards including a Titanium Grand Prix at Cannes, a Black Pencil at D&AD, and a Grand Prix at the Japan Media Arts Festival. And she is a cat lover.