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AI for Humanity and Society 2024

November 19 @ 12:00 pm - November 20 @ 12:00 pm

AI for Humanity and Society

Creating Shared AI Futures

The prevailing media narratives often depict a bleak future, marked by escalating conflicts, an impending climate crisis, and the rapid evolution of artificial intelligence. Such depictions can foster a sense of helplessness, making it difficult to envision a way forward. However, it is crucial to challenge this sense of inevitability by exploring alternative, more hopeful scenarios. This is where speculative fiction becomes a valuable tool. It allows us to transcend the constraints of the present, offering a glimpse into diverse futures. By immersing ourselves in these envisioned worlds, we gain perspective on the actions necessary to shape a desirable outcome. These worlds offer an opportunity for the public, industry, and researchers to collaborate in creating diverse and innovative visions.

This is why the forthcoming WASP-HS AI for Humanity and Society 2024 conference is themed “Creating Shared AI Futures.” The conference underscores the significance of such imaginative exercises. It emphasizes the role of speculative narratives in guiding our aspirations for AI development, encouraging us to contemplate and actively shape the kind of future we wish to pursue.

We welcome researchers, representatives from industry, and policymakers to discuss these issues on 19-20 November at Lindholmen Conference Centre in Gothenburg.

Conference Workshops

In conjunction with the AI for Humanity and Society 2024 conference, WASP-HS organizes workshops aimed at stimulating dialogue and idea exchange. These workshops serve as a hub for conference participants sharing similar interests to engage in in-depth discussions. They provide a platform to connect with others who share your research interests and concerns. The scope of workshop topics extends beyond the conference theme, promoting interaction across the broader WASP-HS and WASP communities.

Do you want to host a workshop in conjunction with the conference? For more information and to submit your proposal, see the open call for workshops.

Conference Program and Schedule

More information about the conference program will be added closer to the date of the event.


Registration will open closer to the date of the event.

Conference Chairs

Jonas Ivarsson

Jonas Ivarsson

Professor in Informatics at the University of Gothenburg

Anna Foka

Anna Foka

Professor in Digital Humanities at Uppsala University


November 19 @ 12:00 pm
November 20 @ 12:00 pm
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Linholmen Conference Centre
Lindholmspiren 5
Gothenburg, Sweden
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