Akie Iriyama, Hideko Kunii and Tomoyoshi Noda have been named new members of ABEJA and the Ethical Approach to AI (EAA).

ABEJA Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Yosuke Okada, hereinafter “ABEJA”), which achieves digital transformation of industry through collaboration between AI and people, was established in July 2019 regarding the AI. Akie Iriyama, Hideko Kunii and Tomoyoshi Noda (in alphabetical order) are part of the “Ethical Approach to AI” (EAA), a committee where outside experts discuss issues from an ethical and legal perspective. We are pleased to inform you that we were appointed as a committee member on April 1, 2022.

With the vision of “implementing a rich world”, ABEJA has technological capabilities and practical achievements such as image analysis and natural language processing by advanced machine learning, and digital transformation of more than 300 customers (hereinafter “DX”) has been carried out. “ABEJA Platform” is an internal service that realizes the cooperation between AI and human beings and the fusion of digital and real, which are essential for the implementation of DX. Through the provision of its own services, ABEJA works to transform clients’ core business and innovate their business models by continuously building and operating the platform in collaboration with clients.

Recently, while AI has helped solve social problems, events caused by discrimination and prejudice have also been reported. In this context, discussions on AI under ethical, legal and social aspects have become active in Japan and other countries, and guidelines for the development and use of AI are created one after the other. others. In response to these trends surrounding the ethics of AI, ABEJA established the EAA in July 2019 as an advisory organization composed of outside experts active in the fields of the legal profession, academia, culture and current affairs, and has served on the committee eight times. We held a meeting. In January 2022, we formulated our own AI policy and started to apply it, and we have systematically worked on the EAA and the AI ​​policy as the two wheels of ABEJA’s approach to AI ethics.
With the participation of three new members in addition to the four existing members, we will continue to operate the EAA with a seven-member system. ABEJA will borrow the diverse expertise and knowledge of committee members to actively deepen discussions on AI ethics and strive to reflect them in management and business.

■ Ethical Approach to AI (EAA) new member プロフィール (fifty syllables)
Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of Keio University and completed the master’s program at the Graduate School of Economics. After engaging in consulting work primarily for automakers and domestic and foreign government agencies at the Mitsubishi Research Institute, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Business in 2008. Since the same year, he is assistant professor at the University of Buffalo Business School in the United States. Associate Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Waseda University in 2013, Professor in 2019. He has published articles in major international business journals such as the Strategic Management Journal and the Journal of International Business Studies.

Hideko KUNII
Graduated from the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Ochanomizu University and earned a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science, University of Texas. Since joining Ricoh Co., Ltd. in 1982, he was responsible for the company’s software research and development until 2008. After serving as general manager of the company, he served as president and general manager of Ricoh IT Solutions Co., ltd. 2012 Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management, Shibaura Institute of Technology. After serving as Assistant to the President, Director of Gender Equality Promotion Office, Vice President of Japan Information Industry Association, Field Manager of Honda Giken Kogyo, and Field Manager of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, he is currently a visiting professor at the Shibaura Institute. of Technology. He is also a member of the INCJ Industry Innovation Committee and an outside director of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings.

Mr. Tomoyoshi NODA
Graduated from the University of Tokyo Law School in 1983 and joined the Industrial Bank of Japan. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) from Harvard University. After serving as assistant professor at the University of London Business School and assistant professor at the INSEAD Graduate School of Business (France, Singapore), he returned to Japan in 2000 for the first time in 13 years. In 2001, he founded the specified non-profit organization ISL (ISL). Practicing a unique, all-personal leadership education that goes beyond the MBA, has produced more than 1,600 top executives, executives, and social entrepreneurs. In 2018, based on ISL, the Graduate University Supreme Hall was established. As President and President, he works with educational institutions in Spain, India, Brazil, etc. to transform leadership education into global management. He co-authored “Leadership Journey” and “Social System Theory for Management Leaders” (both by Kobunsha).

■ About the Ethical Approach to AI (EAA)
Details page: https://abejainc.com/ja/news/article/20190725-2522

An advisory board that discusses issues related to “AI legal and ethical affairs” among topics related to internal compliance. All members are external experts to ensure objectivity and independence. Yosuke Okada, President and CEO of ABEJA will participate in the discussion as a position to explain individual projects and company ideas.

● Topic of discussion
① Tips and recommendations for individual projects
We will discuss the issues and projects related to AI and ethics that we face in the work of ABEJA at each time, and provide constructive advice and recommendations that will lead to the achievement and improvement of our work.

(2) Formulation of internal principles for using AI and guidelines for action
While reflecting trends such as ethical guidelines for AI in Japan and the EU and opinions of internal members, we aim to formulate principles for the use of AI and guidelines for action that should be shared within ABEJA. During formulation, we will provide an opportunity for members and committee members working in the field to exchange opinions.

③ Knowledge sharing by participants
When developing guidelines and discussing individual projects, committee members share information through speeches, etc. on trends in policy and legal affairs abroad, and the perspectives that need to be considered on the basis of specialized knowledge. Use it as a reference for discussions and judgments.

● Profile of current committee members (in alphabetical order)
Arisa EMA

Associate Professor, Future Vision Research Center, University of Tokyo. Since January 2017, he has been a visiting researcher at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Research. Specialized in Science and Technology Society (STS). Researches the relationship between information technology, including artificial intelligence and robots, and society. His main works are “Walking in AI Society-How to Deal with Artificial Intelligence” (Kagaku-Dojin 2019) and “AI and Society in Pictures and Figures” (Gijutsu-Hyoronsha, 2021).

Born in France. After working as an engineer for television channels, he has lived in Japan since 1999. After working as a correspondent in Tokyo for 15 years, he is now a correspondent for a French radio station and a French newspaper. In 2002, “Mobile Telephony” was published, which summarizes the current state of mobile communication technologies and services. In 2009, he won the Shibusawa-Claudel prize for his own book “THE JAPANESE JAPANESE”. In 2013, received the National Order of Merit Chevalier from the French government. Among the recent publications are “French people who are not afraid of inconvenience, Japanese people who are convenient but uncomfortable”.

Mr. Jin Matsubara (Hitoshi MATSUBARA)
Graduated from Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, University of Tokyo. Completed the doctoral course at the Department of Information Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the same graduate school in 1986. Joined the Research Institute of Electronic Technology (currently the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology ) the same year. 2000 Professor, Faculty of Information Systems and Science, Future University-Hakodate. Professor at the University of Tokyo Graduate School in 2020. His books include “Does Artificial Intelligence Need Philosophy?”, “Shogi and Computers”, “Computer Shogi Advances Series”, “Can Tetsuwan Atom Realize?”, “Robot Informatics”, “Brain to Read Ahead”.

Born in Tokyo in 1970. Independent researcher, writer, lecturer. Committed to strategy formulation, cultural policy, organizational development, etc. at Dentsu, BCG, etc. Her books include “The Future of Business”, “A New Type Era”, “Why Are the Global Elite Forming” Beauty? And “Philosophy as a weapon”. Completed master’s degree program at Keio University Faculty of Letters, Department of Philosophy and Graduate School of Letters. Outside Director of Nakagawa Masashichi Shoten Co., Ltd., Outside Director of Mobile Factory Co., Ltd.

■ About AI Policy

■ About ABEJA Co., Ltd.
With the vision of “implementing a rich world”, ABEJA has technological capabilities and practical achievements such as image analysis and advanced machine learning natural language processing, and has realized DX for more than 300 customers . “ABEJA Platform” and “ABEJA Insight for Retail” are in-house products that realize the cooperation between AI and human beings and the fusion of digital and real, which are essential for the realization of DX. Through the provision of its own products, ABEJA works to transform customers’ core business and innovate their business models by continuously building and operating a platform in collaboration with customers.

Headquarters: 2-14-4 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Created: September 10, 2012
CEO: Yosuke Okada, CEO

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