9th Medicine × AI Seminar : Healthcare and trust in the AI era: Japan-France philosophy dialogue

  • Date:
  • Time:
    16:00-18:00 for the discussion, 18:00-19:30 for the networking
  • Venue:
    University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Fukutake hall, Fukutake Learning Theater, B2
  • Language:

    Japanese-French with the simultaneous translation (no English translation provided)

  • Hosted by:

    Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo
    Department for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in Japan
    Keio Medical AI Center, Keio University
    M3, Inc.

  • Co-Hosted by:

    Japan Deep Learning Association
    Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan(C4IRJ)
    Institut français du Japon

  • Capacity:

    200 seats (Early registration recommended before completion)


Digital technology including Artificial Intelligence is drastically transforming the healthcare system, roles, relationships and responsibilities of doctors and patients. Another challenge is the trust of medical professionals and patients in technology and AI. While discussions are progressing all over the world, in this event, French and Japanese experts will discuss the current system and its issues, and then on the future visions of the roles and responsibilities of doctors and the doctor-patient relationships.

  • 15:30
  • 16:00
    Opening remarks

    Mr. Jean-Christophe Auffray (Embassy of France in Japan)

  • 16:05
    Presentation 1

    Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy

  • 16:20
    Presentation 2

    Prof. Claude Kirchner

  • 16:35
    Presentation 3

    Dr. Hatori Yutaka

  • 16:50
    Presentation 4

    Dr. Seiji Bito

  • 17:05
    Panel Discussion : Healthcare and trust in the AI era

    Discussant: Prof. Jean-François Delfraissy, Prof. Claude Kirchner, Dr. Yutaka Hatori, Dr. Seiji Bito, Dr. Arisa Ema, Dr. Takanori Fujita. Moderated by Ms. Katsue Nagakura

  • 17:55
    Closing remarks

    Prof. Hideaki Shiroyama (GraSPP, Institute for Future Inithiatives, The University of Tokyo)

  • 18:00
    Networking event

-Jean-François Delfraissy
President of the National Consultative Ethics Committee
Former head of the I3M pole at Paris South University Hospital (AP-HP), Professor Jean-François Delfraissy has a great deal of experience in the field of infectious diseases and public health. As UNAIDS expert, he is particularly involved in public health issues in Southern countries. He was Director of the ANRS and the Institute of Immunology, Inflammation, Infectiology and Microbiology (I3M).

-Claude Kirchner
Advisor to the President of Inria, the National Institute of Research in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, of which he was Scientific Director from 2010 to 2014. His scientific interests and contributions focus on the logical and semantics for the design and implementation of safe and secure systems. He is a member of CERNA, the Allistene Alliance’s Digital Research Ethics Commission, and the Chair of Coerle, Inria’s Legal Risk Assessment and Ethics Review Committee. He is currently also chairman of the steering committee of the CCSD, Center for Direct Scientific Communication.

-Yutaka Hatori
Executive Director of the Japan Medical Association and Director of Hatori Clinic
Born in Ishikawa Prefecture in 1948. He graduated from Waseda University in 1973 and from Yokohama City University Medical School in 1978. After working at Kanagawa Adult Disease Center and Yokohama Municipal Harbor Hospital (current Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital), he opened Hatori Clinic in Kawasaki City in 1988. Since 2014, he has been a permanent member of the Japan Medical Association.

-Seiji Bito
Medical Director, National Hospital Organization, Tokyo Medical Center
In 1990, he graduated from Gifu University and served in the National Nagasaki Central Hospital, the National Tokyo Second Hospital, the National Sado Sanatorium, and the UCLA School of Public Health before his present post. As a general physician, he is engaged in clinical practice to deal with general health problems of local residents, training of resident doctors, and activities of the hospital ethics support team. His research area includes decision support and patient-health care. He is also active as a vocalist of a rock band called “Haloperidols”(See YouTube). Operating website “The body and mind that do not go well” from March 2019. ”bitoseiji”@facebook &Twitter.


Institute for Future Initiatives, UTokyo
Technology Governance Policy Research Unit
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