2020 Symposium on “Humane Artificial Intelligence” by East-West Center, USA

  • Apply Before : May 29, 2020

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14345

Opportunity Description

IF you are are young leader here is a great opportunity for you to attend Humane Artificial Intelligence symposium in the USA.


The East-West Center (EWC) has undertaken an initiative intended to integrate the societal challenges and opportunities being raised as a result of advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, machine learning and big data as part of its intercultural, intergenerational, and interdisciplinary effort. The symposium is designed to be composed of plenary lectures, thematically-formulated small group discussions, and collaborative brainstorming in a sphere of conviviality.

To address the intricacy of the issues caused by artificial intelligence_ in social, economic, political, as well as ethical terms_ and in consideration of the diversity-oriented principle of the Center, applications from academic, scientific, policy-making, business, activist, and artistic/expressive communities are welcomed for the symposium.

Objectives of the symposium:

  • To create a continuous forum for exploring discrepancies in realizing the purpose of aligning Artificial Intelligence (AI) with human values and social prosperity;
  • To enhance global commitments to a balanced and humane AI; and
  • To involve evolving viewpoints on the emerging interactions of people, AI and technologies;

Format of symposium

The symposium is framed to be conversation-centered. There will be two keynote presentations on the first day on thematic reciprocity of privacy and social cohesion. Further sessions will be moderated, small-group and plenary discussions. The conclusion will be drawn with an extended debate of future steps in boosting lasting and significant collaborations.

Details of EWC Humanitarian Artificial intelligence Symposium :

Application deadline:  May 30, 2020

Symposium dates: 24-27 September 2020

Number of participants admitted: 20 dialogue partners

Location: East-West Center, Honolulu, HI USA


  • Partial travel stipend of around $1,000
  • Accommodation in the EWC guesthouse, Lincoln Hall
  • All participants will be extended an invitation to an opening reception and last dinner gathering on the campus

Selection process and required documents

The selection process will consist of:

  • Proposals from both individuals and two-member teams of applicants;
  • Preference will be given to teams, with particular attention to interdisciplinary, international and/or intergenerational ones;
  • Teams should have preparation to help in facilitating small group discussions;

Draft schedule/agenda of the program

Thursday, September 24:

Evening Opening Reception

Friday, September 25:        Main program day

Saturday, September 26:    Main program day

Sunday, September 27:      Departure

How to apply?

Applicants are kindly requested to submit an online application using the link below. After creating their account. Please include the followings in your application:

  • A current biography
  • A brief 5-page CV
  • And short responses (max. 400 words) to these questions:
  • What do you see as the primary impacts on and concerns about privacy and social cohesion that are (or will be) raised by artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data?


  • How do you see yourself contributing distinctively to dialogues aimed at exploring intercultural, intergenerational and/or international difference in relation to understanding and addressing these impacts and concerns?


Applicants’ answers to above questions will be used for organizing small group discussions.

What you are required to submit:

All dialogue partners are expected to be in attendance and participate in all symposium sessions and prepare a short “white paper” (approx. 2,500 words) review on how to go on with meeting the goals of the symposium by November 15, 2020.

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For more details, please visit the East-west Center  website

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