Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University, Tokyo and a former faculty Fellow and current 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 Social Good and is currently involved in a collaborative project on “AI for Good” with Yoshua Bengio, MILA at University of Montreal.
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.