daniel.white at fu-berlin.de

hkatsuno at mail.doshisha.ac.jp

Kyoto, Japan
Berlin, Germany

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MODEL EMOTION

Model Emotion is a platform for integrating research on anthropology, artificial intelligence, and affective wellbeing. See below to learn more about what we do.

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Upcoming on July 26, 2019

Organized in conjunction with Professor Yu Niiya of the Global and Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Hosei University, this workshop brings together psychologists and other social scientists with members of industry to discuss the implications for affective wellbeing of emerging companion robots equipped with artificial emotional intelligence. The workshop will also feature a Touch & Try Experience with Groove X's newest family-style robot LOVOT. Those outside of Hosei University interested in attending should visit the workshop page and RSVP at the indicated address. 

OPEN WORKSHOP ON "FEELING WELL WITH COMPANION ROBOTS"

July 9 & 12, 2019

On July 9 and 12 Model Emotion team members Dan and Hiro participated in two workshops in Tokyo on the social, political, and ethical implications of emerging technologies equipped with emotional AI. Organized by a fantastic team of researchers in the UK and Japan, the workshops brought together specialists across academics, industry, and the public sector. Workshop 1 addressed emotional AI in commercial and civic life, with Workshop 2 engaged more specifically with security and policing. See here for more information on the workshops and on the Emotional AI research project more generally. Also check out Andrew McStay's fantastic overview of emotional AI in his recent book that provided the foundation for much of the workshop content.

WORKSHOPS ON EMOTIONAL AI

June 3, 2019

Hiro and Dan presented some recent ethnographic findings at the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan. Our thanks to everyone at the DIJ for facilitating such an engaging discussion.

April 24, 2019

Dan recently joined a roundtable discussion at AI/SUM 2019, with Ashley Casovan, Director, Digital and Data, Government of Canada; Michael Lanzetta, Director, Applied Machine Learning - Asia, Microsoft; and Charles Ovink, Associate Political Affairs Officer, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in the Asia and the Pacific. 

AVOIDING BIAS IN AI: ACROSS ETHICS AND DIVERSITY

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June 3, 2019

Hirofumi Katsuno and Daniel White

A presentation at the German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan

May 10, 2019

ANTHROPOLOGY FOR AFFECTIVE ROBOTICS

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A brief introduction to our collaborative workshop platform with the Human-AI Communication Team and the Nishida Laboratory, Kyoto University

April 24, 2019

A roundtable discussion at AI/SUM 2019, with Ashley Casovan, Director, Digital and Data, Government of Canada; Michael Lanzetta, Director, Applied Machine Learning - Asia, Microsoft; and Charles Ovink, Associate Political Affairs Officer, UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in the Asia and the Pacific, and MODEM project member Daniel White

March 28, 2019

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A presentation on understandings of life and death in reference to AIBO kuyō, for the Third Kyoto Workshop on Evolutionary Thanatology: Death in Non-humans, and Human Perspectives

January 26, 2019

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A join presentation on AIBO kuyō services for the Fourth Skills of Feeling with the World Workshop, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan

November 14, 2018

MODEL EMOTIONS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: PSYCHOLOGICAL, CONTEMPLATIVE, AND ALGORITHMIC APPROACHES TO EMOTIONAL BALANCE

Daniel White

A presentation on cross-currents of thought on emotional wellbeing from anthropology, AI, and the contemplative sciences, given at the American Anthropological Society's Annual Meeting, San Jose, USA

October 14, 2018

Daniel White

A presentation on emotion modeling in technologies sensitive to fear and the construction of anxiety as a cultural category, delivered at the Max Planck workshop on Fear and Technology, Berlin, Germany

September 26, 2018

Daniel White

A lecture surveying emergent affect-sensitive technologies and so-called emotional robots in Japan, and their relation to changing mass markets of care. Given at the Affective Societies workshop, Affective Arrangements in Mental Health Care Settings, Berlin, Germany

September 19, 2018

AUGMENTED REALITY IN THE AFFECT-EMOTION GAP: TECHNOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS IN SENSATION AND MEMORY IN JAPAN

Daniel White

A presentation exploring the potential of new affective experiences in relation to augmented reality technologies in Japan. Given at the The Association of Social Anthropologists 2018 Conference, Oxford, UK

August 17, 2018

THE SOFT AESTHETICS OF HARD POLICY: CROSS-SECTIONS OF CUTE DESIGN IN JAPANESE POPULAR, POLITICAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL CULTURES

Daniel White

A presentation discussing intersections of soft power cultural policy and the cute (kawaii) aesthetics of robotics design. European Association of Social Anthropologists 2018 conference, Stockholm, Sweden

June 10, 2018

Daniel White and Hirofumi Katsuno

A group presentation on the nature of affect in first-time encounters between people and robots. Delivered at the Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Contemporary Japanese Society Symposium, hosted by Sophia University's Institute of Contemporary Culture, Tokyo, Japan