WASP-HS, AI for Humanity and Society 2023: Living with AI – Critical Questions for the Social Sciences and Humanities

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As we face an increasing use of artificial intelligence (AI) in everyday practices, it becomes more critical than ever to examine how AI affects our lives and society. Researchers in the social sciences and humanities have made essential observations and analyses on this topic. Yet, we still need grounded, situated, and relational understandings of how AI impacts us individually and collectively.

To reach this goal, it is imperative to closely examine the norms, values, and assumptions underpinning current AI research, inquiry about the criticality embedded in scholarly practices, and question the relevance of the methods chosen. We must identify what works well for all groups in society and discuss what needs improvement or change.

This is why WASP-HS welcomes researchers, representatives from industry, and policymakers to discuss these issues on 14-15 November at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden.

Under the umbrella of “Living with AI – Critical Questions for the Social Sciences and Humanities,” we structured the conference into three main themes:
- Criticality & AI Studies
- Norms, Assumptions, and Values
- Methods and Interdisciplinarity

These themes are addressed in the three keynote presentations and the three-panel discussions. In addition, and to stimulate more debate within this research community, we designed a call for pre-conference workshop proposals that was coordinated by Liane Colonna, Assistant Prof at Stockholm University, and Donal Casey, Assistant Professor at Uppsala University.
Period2023 Nov 142023 Nov 15
Event typeConference
LocationMalmö, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational

UKÄ subject classification

  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities

Free keywords

  • AI and society
  • AI and the humanities
  • Annual conference