AI for Humanity and Society 2020

Welcome to the 1st WASP-HS Conference on AI, Humanity and Society – a meeting place for dialogue on humanistic and societal aspects on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems transform the way we work, live our lives and solve problems. This technology has the potential to improve people’s well-being and contribute to social and environmental sustainability. At the same time, we also see an increased concern about the potential risks with AI. Massive efforts create many opportunities to shape how the society and people’s everyday life develop. Welcome to participate in the dialogue!
The program includes panels with leading researchers and practitioners, and a musical intermezzo based on AI generated music. The full program will be announced soon.

Date: November 18, 2020
Location: Online/ Everywhere in the world
Time: TBA

Background:

The Wallenberg Foundations are investing in research on humanity and societal aspects on AI and autonomous systems through the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous System and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS).

The research programme WASP-HS aims to support and accelerate outstanding research in the humanities and social sciences that focus the impact of AI and autonomous systems and how these can be developed and integrated in society and in people’s everyday lives, potential effects, possibilities and challenges. WASP-HS aims to create interdisciplinary research environments, a national graduate school, and a national research network that can contribute with new knowledge, illuminate important topics and engage citizens and other societal actors.
During this event, WASP-HS will introduce its new program for research collaborations with Swedish public and private organisations.