Using AI as Social Glue to Address Social Problems

Yuri Nakao is a Researcher in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. In this talk, Yuri looks at these points…

1. Social change requires individuals to make different decisions, and it is often challenging to change existing decisions simply by presenting information that speaks to the “greater good”.
2. Information received through a social vector, particularly when presented by individuals with varied lifestyles and experiences, can help moderate social issues by engendering empathy and creating the conditions for change.
3. AI can act as a catalyst for progress on social issues by connecting us with a plurality of social groups and facilitating productive communication, collaboration, and change.