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With its Speaker Series, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence invites experts from all over the world to talk about ethics and governance of AI. These events serve as an important platform for sharing new research and exchanging knowledge.

The 21st session of the TUM IEAI Speaker Series will take place April 7th, in person on the TUM Campus. The topic of the session will be on Changing Human Resource Management in Japan through AI-enabled Technology and Related Ethical Issues.

We are pleased to announce that the speaker for this session is Dr. Natsuka Tokumaru.

Dr. Tokumaru focuses on how Japanese firms have developed their specific HR management style, characterized by ‘membership type’, lifelong employment, in-house on the job training, and seniority-based pay. She explores the many ethical problems, such as death by overwork (Karoshi), inflexible labor market and unfair compensations.

In this presentation, she will discuss how AI can improve HR problems in Japanese firms and labor markets, and address ethical issues and conflicts that may accompany these changes.

Dr. Natsuka Tokumaru is an associate professor at Ritsumeikan University in Japan. She has a background in economic philosophy and experimental economics, with special interests in  human behavior, social institutions, and epistemology of economics. She published a book titled “Social Preference, Institutions and Distribution: An Experimental and Philosophical Approach” in 2016. Her work in experimental economics examines workers’ incentives and social preferences under different institutional frameworks of distribution.

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