“AI and Humans” Roundtable Series, Part 3: Can AI Become Gods?: A Follow-Up Discussion with Professional Go Players - Tokyo College

“AI and Humans” Roundtable Series, Part 3: Can AI Become Gods?: A Follow-Up Discussion with Professional Go Players

2022.12.04 @ 15:30 – 17:30
"AI and Humans" Roundtable Series, Part 3: Can AI Become Gods?: A Follow-Up Discussion with Professional Go Players

Date(s) Sunday, 4 December 2022, 3:30 - 5:30 pm



Attendees will be chosen by lottery.
Submit your information for the lottery here: https://form.run/@tokyo-college-adm-1665477559

Deadline: 24 November, 2022

Results of the lottery will be announced by email within one week following the deadline. 

Registration Pre-registration required (40 seats; lottery)
Language Japanese

Two professional Go players (ŌHASHI Hirofumi 7-dan, UENO Asami 4-dan), two AI researchers (Professor MATSUBARA Hitoshi, Project Professor NAGAI Yukie), and one humanities researcher (Tokyo College Director HANEDA Masashi) take a deep dive into the relationship between Go and AI, compare AI (i.e., artificial intelligence) and the human brain, and engage in a thorough public discussion on the potentials and limitations of AI.


Part 1 of the “AI and Humans” Roundtable Series is available here.

Part 2 of the “AI and Humans” Roundtable Series is available here.


This event will be recorded and made available to the public. If you wish to attend, we ask that you first agree to the following conditions:

  • The recording will be available indefinitely on the Tokyo College YouTube Channel.
  • Because the audience will be visible in the recording, there is a possibility your face may be recognized by a third-party.
  • You are responsible for your own transportation costs to and from the venue.
  • Attendees must demonstrate an understanding of COVID-19 prevention measures and be free of symptoms related to the disease.
Speaker Profile

UENO Asami

Professional Go Player (4-dan). Winner of Wakagoi Cup, Hollyhock Cup, and Women’s Kisei. In 2022, won the Women’s World Title and SENKO CUP.


ŌHASHI Hirofumi

Professional Go Player (7-dan). Has published numerous volumes on Go AI. Well-known for deep knowledge of AI.



Professor, Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo



Project Professor, International Research Center for Neurointelligence, the University of Tokyo


HANEDA Masashi

Historian; Director, Tokyo College, the University of Tokyo


Organized by Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo
Contact tokyo.college.event@tc.u-tokyo.ac.jp

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