人と情報のエコシステム

Consideration on the concept of "responsibility" between autonomous machines and citizenries

Principal Investigator
Kazuya Matsuura
Affiliation
Faculty of Letters, Toyo University
Job Title
Associate Professor
Research and Development Period
October 2017 to September 2020

Project Outline

While we are expecting that autonomous machines mounting artificial intelligence would make our life convenient, we may be anxious because we hardly identify the one(s) who should take responsibility when autonomous machines cause serious accidents and harm us.

In order to prepare to the coming age of autonomous machines it is necessary for us to design, our project believes, convincing concept of "responsibility", which not only explains social position of the machines, but also has ability to persuade citizens as non-specialists. Therefore, the concept which we seek must be the one which reflects the concept of responsibility which human beings have developed in the history and various culture. Our project, being based on current condition of society and technology, will propose the concept of "responsibility" by considering "what is necessary condition for autonomous machines to be recognized as human being in a society"; this question inheres more fundamental and philosophical question, namely, "what is, or who has, human nature". The answer to the question will provides us appropriate relationship between autonomous machines and citizenries in a society.

Investigators

Kazuya Matsuura (Principal Investigator)

Faculty of Letters, Toyo University

Associate Professor

Munechika Itaba

Department of Foreign Languages, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies

Full-Time Lecturer

Kenichiro Imamura

Department of Education, Aichi University of Education

Associate Professor

Daisuke Okada

Center for Liberal Arts and Basic Education, Edogawa University

Associate Professor

Takahiro Kato

Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, The University of Tokyo

Associate Professor

Toru Yaegashi

Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima Institute of Technology

Associate Professor

Saneyuki Yamatsuta

International Department, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business

Associate Professor

Akio Kiyozuka

Faculty of Teacher Education, Shumei University

Project Researcher

Junji Nishino

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Electro-Communications

Assistant Professor

Felix Jimenez

Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

Assistant Professor

Ikuo Matsuba

Faculty of Nursing, Shumei University

Professor

Suguru Matsuyoshi

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Electro-Communications

Assistant Professor

Koki Arai

Faculty of Management and Administration, Shumei University

Professor

Akiko Arai

Faculty of Teacher Education, Shumei University

Associate Professor

Hiroyuki Isobe

Faculty of Teacher Education, Shumei University

Associate Professor

Makoto Usami

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Professor

Nagayoshi Nakazono

Faculty of Teacher Education, Shumei University

Full-Time Lecturer