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Danit Galread bio
Danit Gal is a Project Assistant Professor at the Cyber Civilization Research Center at the Keio University Global Research Institute in Tokyo, Japan. Her work centers around global strategic technology planning to maximize shared social benefit. She also chairs the IEEE P7009 standard on the Fail-Safe Design of Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems. She is an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, and an Affiliate at the Center for Information Technology Policy, Princeton University and at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. Prior to joining Keio, Danit was a Yenching Scholar at Peking University and International Strategic Advisor to the iCenter at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Among her current projects is an ongoing study of the unanticipated consequences of conversational AI under the Association of Pacific Rim Universities - Google research project 'AI for Everyone: Building Trust in and Benefiting from the Technology’.
Miriam Shlimakread bio
Miri Shlimak is a 24 year old Tel Aviv University graduate of East Asian Studies and Art History. She has been studying, working and playing music in Beijing since the Spring of 2015. She previously worked at the press department of the Israeli Embassy. Miri had studied in various international schools for most of her childhood and early teenage years. During her studies, Miri discovered a great interest in linguistics. By twelve years old, she was already fluent in Russian, Hebrew and English, while beginning to study Spanish in school. When Miri finished her Israeli national service, she decided to follow her early childhood fascination with Chinese culture and language and applied for the department of East Asian Studies. During her second year of university, she achieved first prize in the local Chinese proficiency competition, Chinese Bridge 2014 (汉语桥). Following this, she participated in the international competition in China, where she placed in the top 30 amongst 200 students. Her bachelor's thesis was dedicated to finding the place of Chinese philosophy in the modern digital era. She also received the Dean's and Rector's certificate of excellence for her high academic achievements. As a result, she received two Confucius Institute scholarships and decided to enroll in Peking University. Miri is passionate about exploring new aspects of China through her future academic studies. Miri's fields of interest and studies include business management, international relations and a more intensive Chinese language study experience.