On 26 February a unique panel of thought leaders including five Nobel Laureates met at Tokyo International Forum to discuss challenges and opportunities in light of the new frontiers of human and artificial intelligence.
A full program of inspiring lectures and panels took place around the theme 'The Future of Intelligence'. Many questions were raised such as: What will the future of intelligence be? What challenges do our societies face from science and technology? What sorts of intelligence do we need to meet future challenges? Nicole Dewandre from the Joint Research Center at the European Commission, Professor Takeo Kanade from Carnegie Mellon University, and Professor Stuart Russell from University of California, Berkeley, were three of around 25 scientists and experts participating from all over the world. Sessions were followed by audience questions, creating an opportunity for attendees and experts to connect and share knowledge.
This free whole-day conference briought together Nobel Laureates, key opinion leaders, policy makers, students, researchers and the general public, who joined in an inspiring event, moving science and society closer together.
Attending Nobel Laureates were Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016, Edvard I. Moser, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014, Eric S. Maskin, Prize in Economic Sciences 2007, George F. Smoot, Nobel Prize in Physics 2006 and Susumu Tonegawa, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1987.
On 1 March 2015, the first 'Nobel Prize Dialogue' outside Sweden was held in Tokyo, focusing on the future of genetic science. The whole-day conference gathered scientists from around the world, including seven Nobel Laureates, in discussions on how advances in genetics have influenced science and society.
Longevity, kind robots, and breakthroughs that are impossible to predict. Those were some of the topics when the six attending Nobel Laureates mapped scenarios for the future in the concluding plenary sessions about the genetic revolution.
Nobel Prize Dialogue is an open, cross-disciplinary meeting bringing together a unique constellation of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, policy makers and thought leaders to discuss global issues that affect us all.
A forum for scientists and non-scientists alike, the meeting aims to deepen the dialogue between the scientific community and the rest of society. The Nobel Prize Dialogue is free to attend and accessible to a worldwide audience online.
The purpose of this event is to stimulate discussion at the highest level on a topical, science-related theme by bringing together Nobel Laureates, the world’s leading scientists, key opinion leaders, policy makers, different interest groups and the general public.