東京大学大学院 情報学環・学際情報学府 The University of Tokyo III / GSII

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January 18, 2024

2023年度第5回BAIRAL研究会 「AIにおける信頼再考:イマジナリーズ、習慣、エコロジー」The 5th BAIRAL Research Meeting for Fiscal Year 2023 "Rethinking trust in AI: Imaginaries, Habits, Ecologies"


BAIRALは、東京大学Beyond AI推進機構B’AI Global Forumの若手RA(リサーチアシスタント)が主体となり、隔月で開催している研究会です。B’AI Global Forumでは、AI社会におけるジェンダー平等とマイノリティの権利保障という社会目標の実現に向けて研究を進めております。その一環として、BAIRALではデジタル情報技術と社会の関係について理解を深めるために、隔月、様々なゲストスピーカーの方にお話しいただいております。







Meeting ID: 827 1859 5094
Passcode: 449607




Dr. Andrew Lapworth (UNSW Canberra)

アンドリュー・ラップワース博士は、オーストラリアのキャンベラにあるニューサウスウェールズ大学(UNSW)の文化地理学上級講師である。これまでの主な研究分野は、新しいテクノロジーによって劇的に形を変えつつある世界を、個人やコミュニティがどのように理解し、対応していくのか、また、その経験を媒介し、変容させる可能性のある芸術や美的実践の役割について探求することである。トム・ロバーツ博士(UNSWキャンベラ)、リチャード・カーター=ホワイト博士(マッコーリー大学)との共同研究プロジェクトでは、さまざまな文化的・制度的空間における人々のAIテクノロジーとの関わりについて、より体験的でダイナミックな側面を重視した革新的な概念的・実証的信頼の理解を構築しようとしている。彼の研究は、『Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers』、『Social & Cultural Geography』、『Theory, Culture & Society』、『Body & Society』など、人文地理学や社会科学分野の主要ジャーナルに多数掲載されている。






東京大学Beyond AI研究推進機構B’AI Global Forum



プリヤ・ム(B’AI Global Forum リサーチ・アシスタント)


BAIRAL is a study group by young research assistants (RA) of the B’AI Global Forum of the Institute for AI and Beyond at the University of Tokyo. Aiming to achieve gender equality and a guarantee of rights for minorities in the AI era, this study group examines relationships between digital information technology and society. BAIRAL organizes research meetings every other month with guest speakers in a variety of fields.


◇Date & Venue

・Date: Thursday, January 18, 2024, 1:00 – 2:30 pm (JST)

・Venue: On-site (up to 25 participants) & Online Hybrid

・On-site: Room 327, Faculty of Science Bldg.3 (The University of Tokyo, Asano Campus)

How to register: For on-site participation, please register below by Sunday, January 14.

・Zoom Meeting(No registration required)
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Meeting ID: 827 1859 5094
Passcode: 449607

・Language: English


◇Guest Speaker

Dr. Andrew Lapworth (UNSW Canberra)

Dr. Andrew Lapworth is a Senior Lecturer in Cultural Geography at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra in Australia. His major area of research to date has been interested in exploring how individuals and communities make sense of and respond to a world being dramatically reshaped by new technologies, and the role of art and aesthetic practice in mediating and potentially transforming that experience. In collaboration with Dr. Tom Roberts (UNSW Canberra) and Dr. Richard Carter-White (Macquarie University), his current research project seeks to develop innovative conceptual and empirical understandings of trust that emphasise the more experiential and dynamic dimension of people’s engagement with AI technologies across a range of cultural and institutional spaces. His work has been published in many leading journals across human geography and the social sciences, including Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Social & Cultural Geography, Theory, Culture & Society, and Body & Society.



When it comes to relationships with technology, questions of trust and trustworthiness are never far away. This presentation explores how the rapid expansion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into our everyday lives pushes the question of what it means to trust technology into new and unfamiliar territories, far beyond traditional frameworks associated with either functional reliability (subject-object), or those that take their inspiration from interpersonal (subject-subject) relations. Challenging the cognitivist and humanist emphases of such models of trust, the presentation instead develops a more ontological sense of trust which foregrounds the complex material processes and unconscious forces that shape how people think and relate to AI. Drawing on in-depth interviews with users of AI-enabled navigation apps (like Google Maps and Waze), the presentation draws out these ontological dimensions of trust in three main ways. First, how relationships with these technologies are strongly shaped by imaginaries that have significant performative impacts on how AI is conceived and whether and how it can be trusted. Second, how people’s sense of trust is often attuned to the broader socio-technical ecologies that shape AI’s existence. And finally, how the affective force of everyday habits and routines enable or constrain trust in relation to specific contexts and scenarios.



B’AI Global Forum, Institute for AI and Beyond at the University of Tokyo



Priya Mu (Research assistant of the B’AI Global Forum)
priya-mu[at]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Please change [at] to @)