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”
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.