Dr Hiroaki Kitano
Besides being the Senior Executive Vice President and CTO of Sony Group Corporation, Hiroaki Kitano is President and CEO of Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc., CEO of Sony Research Inc., President of The Systems Biology Institute, and Professor at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University. He is also a Founding President of the RoboCup Federation and served as a president of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) (2009-2011), a member of the AI & Robotics Council (2016-2018), and Quantum Computing Council (2019-2020) of The World Economic Forum. He is a fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) (2021-). Hiroaki received The Computers and Thought Award from the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in 1993, Prix Ars Electronica 2000, Design Award 2001 from Japan Inter-Design Forum, and Nature Award for Creative Mentoring in Science (Mid Carrier) in 2009, as well as being an invited artist for Biennale di Venezia 2000 and Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2001.