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Charting the Course of WASP-HS for Continued Success

Published: March 30, 2023

Participants at the AI for Humanity and Society 2023 workshops. Photo: Charlotte Carlberg

The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS), launched in 2019, is currently in its mid-stage and planning its next steps towards facilitating excellent research until 2028. Recently, the principal investigators of the program gathered at Arlanda in Stockholm to discuss the current state of the program and explore possibilities for the coming years.

“The researchers are the backbone of the successful research program that is WASP-HS. Listening to their input is vital to its continued success. Their expertise, insights, and recommendations can help us identify new research areas, overcome challenges, and maximize the impact of our efforts. By incorporating their feedback into our decision-making process, we can ensure that the program stays at the forefront of scientific advancement and delivers meaningful results for the benefit of society” says Anna-Sara Lind, Professor of Public Law at Uppsala University and member of the WASP-HS Management Team.

During the gathering, the principal investigators were asked to provide suggestions on how to enhance the research program. The WASP-HS Management Team and Board will consider these suggestions when planning for the future of the program.

Spotlight on Ukrainian Researchers

In addition to the discussions on the future of the program, the meeting also provided an opportunity for Ukrainian researchers to showcase their work. Several Ukrainian investigators presented their research findings, which focused on topics ranging from AI in retail and using AI for detecting misinformation in the context of news reporting on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.