Science & Society Forum: Artifical intelligence at what price?

How can artificial intelligence (AI) help to improve and develop people’s daily lives without exceeding ethical boundaries? How should AI be used democratically and with transparency in a fast-changing world where the game plan has not yet been explored? Technical development in AI and robotics offers solutions to many societal challenges but where do we draw the line for what is ethically justified?

IVA Konferenscenter, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm
Thursday, October 24, 2019 14:00 - 17:00

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AI offers incredible opportunities – everything from better medical diagnostics and self-driving cars to inidividualised services and efficient warehouse management. The potential for value-creation and efficiency gains in organisations, in society and for individuals is enormous. But increased awareness is needed about the fact that these gains must be weighed against ethical considerations. How can we create an overview and traceability, and steer AI towards more long-term, sustainable ethical principles? How can AI be part of people’s daily lives without the social, ethical and legal consequences getting out of control?

Welcome to a seminar that will address these questions about the ethical aspects of AI. The participants will include:

Max Tegmark, physicist, cosmologist and Professor at MIT, author of books such as Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Virginia DignumProfessor of Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence at Umeå University, fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI), member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, and of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems. 

Fredrik Heintz, AI researcher at Linköping University, part of the AI graduate school management at WASP and member of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence. He wants to see an even broader investment in AI in Europe to really put people at the centre of AI development.

The seminar will be moderated by Paulina Modlitba, who has an engineering background, including from MIT. She has worked for many years driving innovation, change and digitisation in various formats and contexts.

Contact information

Linda Olsson
Project Manager
Phone +46 8-791 29 06

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