Although optimism about AI is high at times, there are also setbacks and scepticism. Today, AI’s main strength is making predictions and analysing large amounts of data quickly; for example, to discover which bank customers are likely to be able to pay back their loans or to identify diseases in images better than a doctor.
The seminar will show what AI can do today and the challenges we will face as we develop new applications. We will also get an idea of what aspects of AI could soon be a reality and how they will impact us.
Listen to, and take part in, a discussion on how developments in AI, machine learning and hardware are affecting our future and how we should address these issues.
- What do we mean by peak human? What is artificial general intelligence?
- What technical opportunities do we have and what is limiting what we can do?
10.30 am – Registration and refreshments
11 am – Welcome and introduction
11.05 am – What can AI do tomorrow?
Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Oxford, Irem Boybat, Predoctoral Researcher IBM Research Zurich, Danica Kragic, professor of computer science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Staffan Truvé, co-founder and CTO, Recorded Future, Thomas Schön, professor, Uppsala University and Anders Lansner, professor, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and Stockholm University.
12:45 pm – Lunch and conversation
1:45 pm – Challanges for the future?
Virginia Dignum, professor of computer science, Umeå University, Mouna Esmaeilzadeh, physician and neuroscientist, Robin Teigland, professor Chalmers University of Technology and Jonas Ivarsson, professor, University of Gothenburg.
The discussion will be led by Amanda Lagerkvist, is an associate professor and research fellow at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University.
3.15 pm – Break
3.45 pm – Peak Human?
Anders Sandberg, Future of Humanity Institute Oxford, Anders Ynnerman, professor of scientific visualisation, Linköping University and Chair of Research Strategy, WASP, Darja Isaksson, Director General, Vinnova and Fredrik Heintz, associate professor and lecturer in computer science, Linköping University and Chair of the Swedish AI Society, (SAIS).
5 pm – Reception
The seminar moderator will be Kristina Höök, professor of interaction design at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
The seminar will be held in English. It will be live-streamed and can also be viewed afterwards.