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19th CiNet Monthly Seminar: 暦本純一 “IoA: Internet of Abilities and the future of Human Augmentation”

 

CiNet Monthly Seminar

2018年4月20日(金)
15:30 ~ 16:30
会場 : CiNet 1F 大会議室

“IoA: Internet of Abilities and the future of Human Augmentation”

東京大学大学院情報学環 教授
株式会社ソニーコンピュータサイエンス研究所 副所長
暦本純一

Host : 天野 薫 (PI)

Abstract:
Traditionally, the field of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) was primarily concerned with designing and investigating interfaces between humans and machines. However, with recent technological advances, the concepts of “enhancing”, “augmenting” or even “re-designing” humans themselves are becoming feasible and serious topics of scientific research as well as engineering development.

“Augmented Human” is a term that I use to refer to this overall research direction. Augmented Human introduces a fundamental paradigm shift in HCI: from human-computer-interaction to human-computer-integration, and out abilities will be mutually connected through the networks (what we call IoA, or Internet of Abilities, as the next step of IoT: Internet of Things). In this talk, I will discuss rich possibilities and distinct challenges in enhancing human abilities. I will introduce our recent projects including design of flying cameras as our remote and external eyes, a home appliance that can increase your happiness, an organic physical wall/window that dynamically mediates the environment, and an immersive human-human connection concept called “JackIn.”