AI Governance Project

Arisa Ema
Institute for Future Initiatives
Associate Professor
A variety of discussions are being held between industry, academia, private and public sectors in Japan and overseas on ethical, legal, and social issues related to cutting-edge information technology, including artificial intelligence and robotics. This project will focus on the discussions on technologies and society taking place in Japan and overseas, and will form a platform for discussions between different sectors and countries. We will also collaborate with international networks.

We will conduct our research focusing on the following topics.
  1. AI Service and Risk Coordination Study Group
  2. Cybernetic Avatar Society Study Group
  3. Future Vision in AI Society Study Group
  4. AI and Medicine Study Group
  5. Governance of Memory and Forgetting Study Group
Note: This project is one of the collaborative activities of the Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Research Center of the University of Tokyo.
AI Governance Project

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Research collaborators

  • Toyota Foundation
  • Deloitte Tohmatsu Group
  • NEC Corporation
  • AI Business Promotion Consortium
  • Research Center for Social Technology Co-Creation, Osaka University
  • Global Partnership on AI

Related publications

  • Arisa Ema, Katsue Nagakura, and Takanori Fujita. Proposal for Type Classification for Building Trust in Medical Artificial Intelligence System, Proceedings of the 3rd AAAI/ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society (AIES), 2020, NY, USA, pp. 251-7, doi: 10.1145/3375627.3375846
  • Takashi Matsumoto, and Arisa Ema: “Proposal of the Model Identifying Risk Controls for AI Services,” The 34th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2020 (In Japanese)
  • Ryo Harashima, Arisa Ema, Akira Inoue, Toshihiro Kamishima, Takashi Matsumoto, and Tokio Kibata: “A methodology for companies to achieve AI fairness fitting for Japanese industrial structure,” The 36th Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence, 2020 (In Japanese)


  • SDG4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG9 Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • SDG16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels


  • AI Governance Project Office, Institute for Future Initiatives 
  • Email: ifi_ai[at]
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