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Sponsored by Sony: Pioneering the Future of Creation – Join Hiroaki Kitano on How Technology Impacts Creation
DescriptionTechnology and creativity are overlapping forces that push and inspire each other. When they intertwine, they create powerful new forms of expression. Hiroaki Kitano, chief technology officer of Sony Group Corporation, has spent his career at the intersection of technology and creativity, transcending boundaries to create new possibilities. In his keynote, Kitano will invite a range of creators leading the entertainment space across the Sony Group to tell the story of how they employed creativity and technology to realize their creative visions for the world.

Hiroaki Kitano is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Sony Group Corporation, overseeing the R&D ecosystem across Sony’s diverse business, including electronics, semiconductors, and entertainment. Additionally, he is CEO of Sony Research Inc. and Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL). His work at Carnegie Mellon University to build large-scale, data-driven AI systems on massively parallel computers led to The Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) in 1993. The quest continued at Sony CSL and at California Institute of Technology gave rise to the field of systems biology, merging biology and systems science. Kitano is the founding president of the RoboCup Federation, president of IJCAI (2009-2011), and a member of scientific advisory boards for numerous academic institutions, including the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and a professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School. He is a recipient of the Nature Award for Creative Mentoring in Science in 2009 and a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. Kitano was an invited artist for La Biennale di Venezia (2000) and for Workspheres exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art — New York (2001).
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
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TimeWednesday, 9 August 20239:30am - 10:30am PDT
LocationWest Hall B
Session TimeWednesday, 9 August 20239:30am - 10:30am PDT
LocationWest Hall B
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