Hokkaido University
Center for Human Nature,
Artificial Intelligence,
and Neuroscience

International Symposium

“Humanity, Religion, and Society in a Changing Age of Robotics and AI” (19 Oct, Hybrid)

Date & Time 19 Oct, 2022 1-5:30 pm
Venue Hokkaido University, Centennial Hall Conference Room
Online (Zoom) Registration required (via button at bottom)
Language English


1) Dr. Emily Burdett(School of Psychology, University of Nottingham)
2) Dr. Micheal Burdett(Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Nottingham)
3) Prof. Nigel Crook(Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment Oxford Brookes University)


13:00-13:10 Opening Remarks

13:10-14:00 Dr. Emily Burdett “Young Children’s Developing Perceptions of Robots”

14:00-14:50 Dr. Michael Burdett “Personhood and creation in an age of robots and AI: Can we say “you” to artifacts?”

14:50-15:20  Coffee Break

15:20-16:10 Prof. Nigel Crook “The Anatomy of moral agency: A theological and neuroscience inspired model of virtue ethics”

16:20-17:20 Panel Discussion (Discussants: Dr. Caitlin Coker, Dr. Katsunori Miyahara)

17:20-17:30 Closing Remarks


Steering Committee: Dr. Yo Nakawake (Kochi Technical University), Dr. Katsunori Miyahara, Prof. Shigeru Taguchi (Hokkaido University)

Organizer: Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN), Hokkaido University
Sponsors: The Toyota Foundation, Toshiba International  Foundation

Inquires: Nakawake)