Artificial Intelligence, democracy and human dignity

As artificial intelligence is growing in scope and strength, it raises the issue of whether it could develop independence. A research project at Uppsala University led by Anna-Sara Lind will monitor this development and how it impacts on society.

One of the fundamental issues for the researchers to investigate is whether strong AI is even possible and, if so, how it would affect democracy, human dignity, human rights and other ethical questions.

In the historical paradigm shift entailed by today’s technological development, there is a risk of humans having less influence in the world, instead of more. This gives rise to a need for a deeper understanding of the values created and transferred as technology based on artificial intelligence becomes increasingly common. The research project is intended to create a clearer idea of which effects artificial intelligence may have in terms of rights, ethics, world views and social institutions at a global level.

Project members:
Fil.Dr. Johan Eddebo, Uppsala University
Fil.Dr. Jonas Hultin Rosenberg, Uppsala University
Fil.Dr. Lars Karlander, Uppsala University
Fil.Dr. Oliver Li, Uppsala University
Fil.Dr. Johan Wejryd, Uppsala University

2019-09-12 until 2024-12-31
Principal investigator
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation