In order to enable AI to cooperate with people, personal information about the users must be collected and analyzed. Using sophisticated information security, we must protect this information.To accelerate its research in the area of information security, Honda has chosen the Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering of Boston University as one strategic partner for joint research collaboration. To coordinate and structure the collaboration, an oversight committee has been established, consisting of the members of Boston University and Honda, including Dr. Azer Bestavros, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Department at Boston University and Founding Director of Boston University Hariri Institute for Computing, and Dr. Bernhard Sendhoff, Head of Global Operations of HRI and President of HRI Europe.
A first research project will investigate data privacy control; using a technology called secure multi party computation*.Currently, personalized services such as recommender systems have become common in our daily lives. These systems typically share personal data of users, often without their knowledge and control.
The goal of the research is to create data security technologies that enable users to control which data can be shared with systems and which cannot. This project officially started on May 1, 2017.
Honda is envisioning a future society where mobility products and robots equipped with secure Cooperative Intelligence are highly capable and at the same time trusted devices that play an important and joyful part in peoples’ everyday lives. In order to continue providing people everywhere with the joy of expanding their life’s potential, Honda will continue to strive to create more and more innovations.