Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society as well as the Institute for AI and Robotics, Waseda University, Tokyo and a former Faculty Fellow and Faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society.
She has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge as well as Columbia University.
She conducts cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary research on the social impact of robots as well as the potential of AI for Good. She is currently involved in “Moonshot R&D projects” (PD: Toshio Fukuda, President of IEEE) by leading the Project Gen ZAI, engaging youths now for a global AI future. Project Gen ZAI is a global research project - reaching out to 10,000 young people in terms of AI in collaboration with the Harvard Berkman Klein Center, both CSER (the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk) and CFI (Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence) at the University of Cambridge, and the Stanford Social Media Lab.
Her latest book, entitled “Towards the age of Digital Wisdom” (2016, Shinnyosha, in Japanese) is based on the collaborative project on “Young People and Digital Media” with the University of Oxford and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center won the first prize for the Telecommunication social science award.
Finally, Takahashi sits on the technology advisory committee of The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2020.