On 9 and 10 May 2017 we welcomed the three 2016 Kyoto Prize Laureates – medical scientist Dr Tasuku Honjo, philosopher Dr Martha Nussbaum, and roboticist Dr Takeo Kanade – who gave public talks, lead academic workshops and took part in a number of activities across the University of Oxford.
Dr Kazuo Inamori speaking to an invited audience on the topic 'From a Society of Greed to a Society of Altruism' on 9th May 2017.
Dr Kazuo Inamori speaking to an invited audience on the topic 'From a Society of Greed to a Society of Altruism'.
Dr Inamori shares his thoughts on the philosophy behind the Kyoto Prize, and on the Kyoto Prize at Oxford events.
Highlights from the 2016 Kyoto Prize Presentation Ceremony held in Kyoto, Japan, on 10th November.
The Inamori Foundation announced the laureates of the 2016 Kyoto Prize.
If the greatest enemies of humankind in the 20th century were infectious diseases, cancer has clearly become the major foe in the 21st century. Acquired immunity holds the keys to overcoming both of these difficult medical challenges. Dr Honjo presents the fortuitous developments that he has experienced during his time as a researcher, leading to the discovery that PD-1 inhibition could be…...more
Age is the only category of discrimination that includes all humans. However, ageing people are stigmatised in popular culture and discourse, and regarded with a disgust closely linked to fear. Dr Nussbaum argues that stigma against the ageing is a social problem, producing unhappiness and injustice such as discrimination in employment and social interactions, not to mention what she calls a ‘…...more
For Dr Kanade, good research derives from solving real-world problems and delivering useful results to society. As a roboticist, he participated in developing a wide range of computer-vision systems and autonomous robots, including human-face recognition, autonomously-driven cars, computer-assisted surgical robots, robot helicopters, biological live cell tracking through a microscope, and…...more