Arguably, we are seeing the dawn of “the fourth industrial revolution”. With the disruptive potential of new and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robots comes both a slew of risks and opportunities, locally and globally. Technological developments in AI and robotics have been discussed in the context of a dichotomy between utopia and dystopia. European views tend to be dystopian, involving fears such as that of as unemployment and AI-driven inequality, while Asian views tend to be utopian, centering on the potential social benefits for an aging society. This special track hopes to bring together the industry, policy makers, academics in both the natural and social sciences, as well as educationists – all stakeholder concerned and committed to meeting our common responsibility to minimize the risks that come with the AI age.