About Me

I am an Affiliate Fellow at Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), and a Zen Buddhist monk. Trained in the interdisciplinary field of Science & Technology Studies (STS), I probe decision making under the conditions of complexity, uncertainty, and disagreement. Taking AI as a case study, I use history and political decision theory to explore how societies can more safely, fairly, and wisely govern controversial sociotechnical systems. Long-term, I seek to improve and expand the democratic governance of technoscientific civilization.

In late 2020 I relocated back to Niigata, Japan. I am currently completing training in the Zen priesthood at 大榮寺.

Feel free to take a look at my Curriculum Vitae.

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