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Tae Wan Kim - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Tae Wan Kim Tae Wan Kim

Associate Professor | Carnegie Mellon University



Tae Wan Kim's research is focused on artificial intelligence ethics, cross-cultural business ethics, future of the workplace and corporate social responsibility. In addition to being a faculty member of the Tepper School of Business, he is also on the faculty of the Block Center for Technology and Society at Heinz College and CyLab at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science. Kim has served as a committee member of the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, Halcyon Principles for Connected Intelligent Technologies and Program Committee of AAAI/ACM Conference on Artificial intelligence, Society and Ethics. Kim was the Xerox Junior Faculty Research Chair in 2020, received Business Ethics Quarterly’s Best Article Award twice (2015, 2017), was selected as one of 11 Groundbreaking, World-Changing Wharton PhDs by Wharton Magazine (2018), is a Fellow of World Economic Forum’s Future Council for Human Rights, and became President-elect of the Society for Business Ethics (2021).

Areas of Expertise (3)


Artificial Intelligence

Future of Work

Media Appearances (2)

Why Top Management Should Focus on Responsible AI

MIT Sloan Management Review  online


Roughly a sixth of our panelists (14%) neither agree nor disagree that RAI should be a top management issue. They offer several reasons for why top management’s focus on RAI is not enough. Carnegie Mellon associate professor of business ethics Tae Wan Kim observes that top management is fallible: “We need more evidence about whether having responsible AI as part of the top management agenda makes a positive or negative impact.” He cites Google’s firing of a prominent AI ethicist, Timnit Gebru, as an example of top management’s troubling decision-making on issues related to RAI.

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Colleges impose coronavirus testing fees of up to $1,500 for unvaccinated students

USA Today  online


... students to bear the costs of remaining unvaccinated, said Tae Wan Kim, ...

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Education (2)

Sungkyunkwan University: B.A., Philosophy

University of Pennsylvania: Ph.D., Ethics and Legal Studies