【After Story No.02 & extra】KU Academia was invited to Japanese - German – French Conference: AI for SDGs organized by DWIH Tokyo
Bahareh Kamranzad
Assistant Professor, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research
Event: Japanese – German – French Conference: AI for SDGs (organized by DWIH Tokyo)
Date/Venue: October 24, 2019, Tokyo

Event: Japanese – German – French Conference: AI for SDGs: – HOW CAN AI HELP SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES 
                (organized by DWIH Tokyo)

Presentation Title: “Towards the SDGs with ocean renewable energies; Application of AI in reducing the uncertainties for sustainable development”

Presentor: Kamlanzad Bahareh Assistant Professor, Hakubi Researcher 

Date/Venue: October 24, 2019, German Culture Center, Tokyo


Awarded “Exploration France 2020” after the Conference *new 

News on Feb 20th, 2020

Dr. Bahareh, an AI DA’s alumni researcher received the award of “Exploration France 2020” program after the fruitful presentation on the AI for SDGs conference organized by DWIH in October 2019.  We congratulate this award and wish her research development.

(Comments from Dr. Bahareh)

“When AI DA team suggested me to participate the trilateral conference between Japan, Germany and France on “AI for SDGs-How Can AI Help Solve Environmental Challenges?” as a presenter from Kyoto University and also as a panelist, I was very excited to take the opportunity of introducing my research in a multi-disciplinary conference and know more about other researches carried out in this area.

However, the outcomes of participating in this event were more than I expected. After discussing using AI for sustainable development, Prof. Christophe Cérin (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord), the chairperson of our panel discussion, suggested me to visit their laboratories to discuss our future collaboration under “Exploration France 2020” program, which was successfully awarded by the Embassy of France in Japan.

I appreciate KURA’s support for providing such great opportunities to expand the collaboration.”


Researcher from Hakubi Center invited to Conference “AI for SDGs”

News on Oct 24th, 2020
On 24 October, the conference “AI for SDGs – How can Artificial Intelligence help solve Environmental Challenges” was hosted by the German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH Tokyo) in cooperation with the Embassy of France in Japan and the Japanese Science and Technology Agency (JST). Over 150 people attended the event, which through a series of talks and a panel discussion, explored a diverse array of topics such as policy making and digital transition, AI in agriculture, smart homes and cities, and the future of mobility – with the overarching question of how aritificial intelligence can help create an environmentally sustainable future.

The goal of contributing to SDGs through research is shared by the AI DA programm, a fund jointly managed by the German Foreign Exchange Service (DAAD) and Kyoto University which aims to increase the mobility of early career researchers. In this spirit of creating an international research network to tackle environmental and societal challenges, the AI DA team was happy to send Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad from the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research at Kyoto University as a panelist. After presenting her research on marine renewable energies, she joined the event-concluding discussion “AI Game Changers for the Earth – Challenges, Risks, and Future Opportunities” alongside Jochen Schwill (Next Kraftwerke), Hirobumi Wada (Digital Innovation Promotion, Tohoku Electric), Dr. Peter Hoffmann (GERICS, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht) and Dr. Jean-Pierre Vilotte (CNRS-INSU).

The panelists were optimistic about the applications of AI in fields such as health, finance and climate science, while at the same time cautioning that societal and ethics-related issues like data privacy or the risk of maladaptation in machine learning will continue to require sound human judgement – at least in the foreseeable future.


For the detail research topic of Dr. Kamranzad, please visit Hakubi Researcher’s website.

Presentation on the Panel Discussion
Members of the Conference