The Contrasting Visions of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
in Japanese & Western Cultures

A Series of Lectures, Films and Special Events Fall 2017: October 16 – December 7

Montclair State University is offering a series of free public events - lectures, discussions, film screenings, and panels – to explore the differing perspectives on artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in Japanese and Western cultures. Events will highlight the cultural, social, and historical qualities that distinguish the Japanese perception of these emerging technologies from its Western counterpart. The program also focuses on other themes including: the philosophical questions posed by robotics, the history of “intelligent machines,” and New Jersey’s role in the development of AI.

Organized By: Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics, Harry A. Sprague Library, Office of International Engagement, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP), WMSC Radio and the Center for Community Engagement.

This series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional Support has been provided by the Montclair Public Library, Montclair History Center, FIRST Mid-Atlantic Robotics Teams, Montclair Society of Engineers, and Montclair TV34.

Upcoming Events

Mon Oct16All DayGadgets, Gizmos, and Gundam: A Digital Photo Exhibit of the role of Technology in Contemporary JapanA continuous digital exhibit displaying photos that reveal the cultural importance of technology in the everyday lives of the Japanese people. The photographer, Miguel Pena, was a former student at Montclair State University who participated in a Global Education Center trip to Japan. Running through December 7 on the front display near CELS 120 in the atrium.