AI for Humanity and Society 2021

Time: 13.00 – 16.30 (tentative)

Welcome to the 2nd WASP-HS Conference on AI, Humanity and Society – a meeting place for dialogue on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems with a strong focus on research in humanities and social science.

The theme of the Conference in 2021 is Shaping a Future with AI – The Role of Policies. Developments in the field of AI have spurred debates regarding the future of our society. Expectations and concerns flourish in these debates. This conference addresses the role of policies for shaping a better future with AI. The future impact of AI will depend on the actions and decisions that governments, firms, organizations and individuals take today. ​

The conference brings together leading international scholars and the Swedish WASP-HS research community to discuss policies and actions to support the high expectations and address pressing concerns regarding our common future with AI. ​

Chairs of the conference: Nicolette Lakemond, Professor, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Linköping University; Oskar Nordström Skans, Professor, Department of Economics, Uppsala University; Gunnar Holmberg, Adjunct Professor, Department of Management and Engineering (IEI), Linköping University

Confirmed speakers:

Susan Athey, Professor of Economics (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Founding Director, Golub Capital Social Impact Lab, Stanford; Associate Director, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Debjani Ghosh, the President of the National Association of Software & Services Companies (NASSCOM) 

Blanche Segrestin, Professor in Management Sciences, Mines ParisTech, PSL Research University; Director of the Center for Management Science, CGS- i3, Interdisciplinary Institute for Innovation

More information is coming!


The event will be organised in a hybrid format with the possibility to attend the conference in person at the Uppsala University Main Building (Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala). Please consider filling in the preliminary registration form for staying up-to-date news about the conference, its format and the program.

Preliminary registration