24 April 2020

Dr Fumi Kitagawa is a co-investigator on a project funded by the UKRI, titled 'PATH-AI: Mapping an Intercultural Path to Privacy, Agency, and Trust in Human-AI Ecosystems'.
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The goal of the project is to expand current AI ethics discussions to include human- and culture-centred international views.

The project will study the values of privacy, agency, and trust from a comparative and intercultural perspective looking at Japan and the UK, aiming to contribute to shaping the international landscape for AI ethics and governance. The project will rely on an experienced multidisciplinary international team of researchers.

The project team is led by the Alan Turing Institute—the UK's national institute for data science and AI research—and involves researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Prof Charles Raab (School of Social and Political Science) and Dr Fumi Kitagawa (University of Edinburgh Business School). It also includes a team led by RIKEN in Japan as international collaborators.

The project aims to lay the foundations for international dialogue on regulating and governing AI, including social and cultural policies and technical requirements and standards. This dialogue will be facilitated through our multilingual research, a cultural exchange that will encourage experiential learning through art, and stakeholder working groups engaging in the co-design of policy recommendations for the equitable and ethical development and deployment of AI. The project runs from January 2020 to the end of 2022.

Fumi Kitagawa

Fumi Kitagawa is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Edinburgh Business School