CV

日本語サイトはこちら

Arisa EMA / 江間 有沙

Fields: Science & Technology Studies, Surveillance Studies

arisaema2020Arisa Ema is an Associate Professor at the University of Tokyo and Visiting Researcher at RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project in Japan and Research Support Advisor at 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. She 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 is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI), which released the JSAI Ethical Guidelines in 2017. She is also a board member of the Japan Deep Learning Association (JDLA). She was also a member of the Council for Social Principles of Human-centric AI, The Cabinet Office, which released “Social Principles of Human-Centric AI” in 2019. She 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.

Current Position

  • Associate Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo, 2021.4-
  • Research Support Advisor, AIST Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, 2021.4-
  • Visiting Researcher, RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project, 2017.1-

Previous Positions

  • Visiting Researcher, AIST Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, 2020.4-2021.3
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo, 2019.4-2020.3
  • Assistant Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 2018.4-2019.3
  • Assistant Professor, Science Interpreter Training Program, Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2015.4-2018.3
  • Assistant Professor, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Japan, 2012.4-2015.3
  • Research Fellow (DC1) of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for Young Scientists, 2009.4-2012.3

Current Board and Committee Memberships

  • Carnegie Council, Artificial Intelligence & Equality Initiative (2020-) [link]
  • World Economic Forum, Global Future Council on Artificial intelligence for Humanity member (2020-2021) [link]
  • Global Partnership on AI (GPAI), The Future of Work Working Group member,  (2020-) [link]
  • Women in AI Ethics (WAIE) Regional Chapters, Japan (2019-) [link]
  • WHO Expert Committee on Ethics/governance of AI and Health (2019-)
  • EHESS Paris, FFJ/Air Liquide Fellowship, Fellowship Coordinator (2019-) [link]
  • The AI Initiative of The Future Society, Senior Adviser (2017-) [link]
  • Japan Deep Learning Association. Board member and the chair of the Public Affairs Committee (2018.7-), Expert member (2017.7-) [link]
  • Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, Ethics Committee (2015.7-), [link] Editorial Committee (2018.6-)

Previous Board and Committee Memberships

  • Council for Social Principles of Human-centric AI, The Cabinet Office. Committee member (2018.5-2019.3)
  • Conference toward AI Network Society, The Institute for Information and Communications Policy (IICP), the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC). Committee on AI R&D Principles (2016-), Committee on Impact and risk assessment (2016-) and Committee on AI Governance (2018-)
  • Advisory Board on Artificial Intelligence and Human Society, The Cabinet Office. Committee member (2016-2017)
  • The International Neuroethics Summit, Advisory Board Member (2017)
  • The IEEE Global AI Ethics Japan Committee, Co-Chairs (2017-2018)

Education

  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. Ph.D. in Science and Technology Study (2012)Dissertation: “Confrontation between Security and Privacy in Information Society: Public Attitudes towards Surveillance related Technologies”
  • Cornell University, Department of Science & Technology Studies, Ithaca, USA. One-year visiting student (2009.8-2010.6)
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. M.A. in Science and Technology Study (2009)
  • University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. B.A. in Science and Technology Study (2007)

Awards

  • NISTEP Award (The Researchers with Nice Step) (2017)
  • Ichiko Memorial Award, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences University of Tokyo, Japan (2012)
  • Incentive Award of Department of General Systems Studies University of Tokyo, Japan (2009)
  • President’s Award for Students, University of Tokyo, Japan (2007)