alt Inc.(https://alt.ai/en/), a Japan based developer of AI Clone and Personal Artificial Intelligence (P.A.I.®️) (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Kazutaka Yonekura), is pleased to announce that Yusuke Narita, an economist and data scientist active in Japan and abroad, Koji Hashimoto, a leading theoretical physicist who will lead the future of science x AI, and Takahiro Ikushima of Mathematical Advanced Technology Research Institute, will be the guests of the session "alt Conference 2023 - Life or Death: Disruption and Creation Brought about by Generative AI" (https://event.alt.ai/alt-conference2023) to be held on Wednesday, May 24 from 15:00-18:30 at Roppongi.
alt, the third fastest growing company in Japan according to the Nikkei Next Unicorn rankings of December 2022, has recently gained attention in the capital market due to their collaboration with us. This partnership sparked a significant rise in the stock price of the listed company for three consecutive days. With this in mind, the conference will showcase a presentation titled “AI in the 21st Century.”
At this conference, we’ll ask the question, “How will the world change with the progress of AI?” Speakers will discuss the latest trends in generative AI, including GPT and other large-scale language models, along with the future of generative AI. We will also showcase our new product, LHTM-2, and reveal a system currently under development.
We’re excited to welcome three special guests: Yusuke Narita, an economist and data scientist active in Japan and globally; Koji Hashimoto, a prominent theoretical physicist; and Takahiro Ikushima from the Institute of Advanced Mathematical Technology. They will participate in a panel discussion exploring the theme of destruction and creation prompted by generative AI.
This session will offer insights into both technological and economic aspects, such as what phase humanity will enter due to the evolution of AI and how we should adapt our lives. It will be a valuable day to gain insights on how businesses can remain competitive by utilizing and creating symbiosis with generative AI. We recommend registering early as limited seats remain.
【Overview of the alt Conference 2023】
Title ： alt Conference 2023 - Life or Death : The Destruction and Creation of Generative AI -
Date：Wednesday, May 24, 15:00~18:30
Reception will be held after the closing session.
Venue : Bellesalle Roppongi
Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Dori Building B1F, 7-18-18 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 (2 minutes walk from Roppongi Station)
To register, please visit: https://event.alt.ai/alt-conference2023
Details on speakers, program, etc. will be released as it's available.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the contact information below.
Yusuke Narita, Economist and Data Scientist
At night, he is an assistant professor at Yale University in the US; by day, he is the president of Half-Baked Virtual Corporation in Japan. He specializes in imagining and designing business and public policy using data, algorithms, mathematics, and poetry. Narita's research, which extends across artificial intelligence and machine learning, has been published in numerous prestigious journals. He has also collaborated on research projects with notable organizations including CyberAgent, ZOZO, Yahoo! JAPAN, Mercari, Sony, and various cities such as New York, Chicago, and Toda City. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, Narita furthered his studies at MIT where he obtained his Ph.D. His notable publications include "Democracy in the 22nd Century: Elections are Algorithms, and Politicians are Cats."
Koji Hashimoto, Professor, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
He is a renowned Professor at the Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, and a respected theoretical physicist. As the Representative of "Creation of Learning Physics," a cutting-edge research project integrating physics and AI by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), he champions scientific innovation. Additionally, Hashimoto serves as the Special Chair of Learning Physics at Kyoto University. His distinguished service includes roles on the board of the Physical Society of Japan, and memberships with MEXT and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). His specialties span theoretical physics, particle theory, and string theory. Hashimoto, who has delivered over 100 invited lectures globally, currently serves as the successor professor in the laboratory originally led by Hideki Yukawa. A keen advocate for the intersection of science and art, Hashimoto's performing art piece, "Every day is a new beginning," earned him the Kyoto University President's Award at the Art Innovation 2019 International Conference. He is also an influential voice on Twitter with a following of 20,000, bridging the gap between scientists and society.
Takahiro Ikushima, Mathematical Advanced Technology Research Institute
He has led the company's research and development initiatives in areas such as numerical computation, formula processing, control systems, machine learning, high-performance computing, knowledge systems, and AI since its inception in 2007. Ikushima's target fields include nuclear fusion, space, material structure, biotechnology, medicine, and finance, where he provides solutions to some of their most pressing issues. Recently, he has been studying AI trends relevant to philosophy, ethics, sociology, political science, and economics while organizing a project on creativity for the Japanese Society of Omics Medicine. Ikushima envisions the Singularity as the day when AI wins the Fields Prize in theoretical physics and mathematics.
alt conference 2023 Program Outline
Kazutaka Yonekura, CEO, alt Inc.
“5 Years from Now > 10 Years from Now: The Transition of Humanity's Value Needs”
In this session, I will discuss the prospective impact of generative AI on Japan and the world at large. I will also introduce our new AI clones and invite you to share in our anticipation of what's to come.
Hitoshi Nishikawa, Executive Officer and CTO, alt Inc.
“Good thing, you have to keep running as fast as you can to stay in the same place.”
Drawing from Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking-Glass" and the "Red Queen Hypothesis," we will explore how advancements in generative AI have enabled computers to imitate human activities such as composing, drawing, and writing. Considering the creative potential of mimicry, it becomes apparent that many tasks we perform are not inherently creative. Adapting to technological progression and maintaining pace can only keep us in the current position. To advance, we must accelerate – we need to "run at least twice as fast!" In this discussion, I will elaborate on how we aim to transition from a "slow country" to a "normal country," and why we need not focus on slowing down.
Junya Iizuka, BEO, alt Inc.
“New Normal of Intellectual Production (New Normal) + LLM platform”
In this talk, I will discuss the implications and specific applications of generative AI and large language models, both of which are becoming indispensable tools for business professionals. We'll explore how those who purchase, use, and create AI should interact. Together, we will delve into the new normal in intellectual production.
Shoichi Nishimura, CSO, alt Inc.
“STACK & EMETH Data Storage Technologies and Computational Resources to Support Personal AI”
With the rapid rise of generative AI and large-scale language models, there has been much discussion recently about how to handle training data. Specifically, the "personal AI" that alt is developing requires training and tuning based on each individual's lifelong data. This requires keen attention to both the privacy and security of the training data and the resultant "models." I will elaborate on our concept of distributed data privacy management with STACK and highlight the significance of preserving data privacy during computations with EMETH. We will also consider what we, as a Japan-based company, the "Alliance of AI Companies" in Japan, and EMETH can contribute amidst the ongoing international competition to construct large-scale language models.
Yusuke Hioki, Director and CFO, alt Inc.
“Capital Markets and Innovation – Working Backwards from Japan's Global Win with Generative AI”
Is there a positive correlation between KPI design and innovation? How are expectations created and transformed into value? Are there planned surprises? What is the value creation of Japanese technology companies, what challenges do they face, and how can they win in this field? Join me to explore the answers to these questions and more.
Atsushi Okabe, BEO, alt Inc.
“Medical AI and the Business Models Derived from It”
The commercial applications of generative AI and LLMs continue to evolve. With the downgrading of COVID-19 to a Class 5 status, there is a pressing need to leverage AI in the medical field, which has been somewhat sidelined until now. This use of AI aims to promote medical safety and instigate reform in healthcare professionals' work methods, ultimately restoring the original state of healthcare. The discussion will also include applications from numerous medical fields that require closed-loop utilization, as well as the employment of LHTM-2 and EMETH.
Tatsuya Kawaguchi, Manager, AI SaaS Division, alt Inc.
“Accelerate Your Business by Making Primary Data an Asset”
Every day in business, a vast amount of communication occurs both internally and externally. To effectively harness this communication, it's common to document meeting minutes. However, relying on memory and interpretation for these minutes can lead to numerous challenges.
While minute-taking tools are employed to reduce workload and mitigate risks, it's crucial that the valuable primary information gleaned from these minutes doesn't simply lie dormant as records. Instead, this primary information and the company's collective knowledge should be utilized to bolster business strategy.
■ About alt Inc.
Founded in November 2014, alt is a venture company that "aims to free people from unproductive labor" by creating P.A.I.®️ (Personal Artificial Intelligence) and AI clones. We also develop and provide SaaS products such as AI GIJIROKU, which utilizes speech recognition technology derived from the development of AI dialogue engines. 3.5 billion yen was raised in a Series D funding round in June 2022, bringing our total amount raised to 6.2 billion yen.
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