Arisa Ema

AIEI Board of Advisors; University of Tokyo

Arisa Ema is a project assistant professor at the University of Tokyo and visiting researcher at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project and AIST Department of Information Technology and Human Factors.

She is a researcher in science and technology studies (STS), and her primary interest is to investigate the benefits and risks of artificial intelligence by organizing an interdisciplinary research group. Ema is a co-founder of Acceptable Intelligence with Responsibility Study Group (AIR) established in 2014, which seeks to address emerging issues and relationships between artificial intelligence and society. She also is a member of the ethics committee of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), which released the JSAI Ethical Guidelines in 2017. Ema is also a board member of the Japan Deep Learning Association (JDLA) and the chair of the Public Affairs Committee. She was also a member of the Council for Social Principles of Human-centric AI, The Cabinet Office, which released the "Social Principles of Human-Centric AI" in 2019.

Ema obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo and previously held a position as assistant professor at the Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University.

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MAY 17, 2018 Transcript

Designing the Workplace with AI and Robots, with Arisa Ema

In Japan we used to hear the phrase "AI and robots will solve our social problems." But AI and robots also create other new social ...