The students’ workshop and the kick-off symposium "AI = The Future of Asia" were held online in collaboration with four universities on 17 March 2022. Approximately 150 people such as students, professors, and staff attended from each country and provided an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge examples of AI in Asia and future trends for students in the AI era in Asia.
The workshop held prior to the kick-off symposium was attended by 33 students from 4 countries. Students were divided into a mixed group of four countries and had group discussions on topics of AI. They prepared a presentation to share their achievement in the workshop for the symposium.
Symposium started with the Opening Address by President Shinji Shimada, University of Yamanashi, and was followed by the presidents of each university. They reported on the Signing of the LOI to promise more cooperation between the four universities. After that, Xiaoyang Mao (Vice president, of the University of Yamanashi) introduced this program.
Internationally active top runners in the AI industry from each country delivered keynote speeches. Keynote speeches from Dr Hajime Hotta (Cinnamon AI Co-Founder, Futurist), Dr Hongxia Yang (Director of AI, Alibaba), Dr Junku Yuh (President of Korea Institute of Robotics and Technology Convergence (KIRO), and Dr Hai Liang (Duncan) Lee (Principal Engineer, IT at Intel Corporation) were informative including their own experiences, therefore, students could get knowledge about the current situation of AI industry and the possibility of AI for the future.