The Potential for Regional Opposition to Progressive ‘Universal’ Understandings of AI Acceptance (67513)

Session Information: Philosophy in Arts, Culture & Technology
Session Chair: Michael Michael

Saturday, 1 April 2023 09:30
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 708
Presentation Type:Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The use of AI in public administration has become an important topic with each passing year. Indeed, a so-called 'universal' understanding of AI and its acceptance is being established at the international level, with UNESCO and the European Union presenting concrete recommendations and legislation for AI regulation in order to avoid ethical and practical concerns. However, as in other areas of international public administration, differences in national, religious, philosophical and traditional perspectives may lead to different views from the West on understanding and acceptance. This study examines psychological resistance to AI acceptance by literature review, with a focus on the delay in data utilisation in Japanese public administration and the scepticism of the Japanese public regarding the provision of privacy data to administrative bodies that underlies this delay. Specifically, the paper first reviews Japanese and global trends in AI administration, the content and progress of Japan's My Number system, the Japanese common number system which is essential for digital administration, and public reaction to it. It then confirms the existence and origins of Japan's unique public sentiment on privacy by the ethical and cross-cultural previous studies, and interprets the impact to the My Number system on public understanding from the angle of the self-construal, a theory of cross-cultural psychology. Finally, it concludes by identifying the extent to which these perspectives are present in current Japanese and global debates and legal norms. It aims to cast a new perspective on understanding the acceptance of AI to citizens on a global scale.

Haruka Yoshioka, Uppsala University, Sweden

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Haruka YOSHIOKA is a University Postgraduate Student at Uppsala University in Sweden

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