Is AI developing too fast?

Seminar Tue 9 May 2023
time and place

Tuesday 9 May 2023, 13:00–14:00
SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm.

The launch of ChatGPT4 has reinvigorated the debate about the risks and opportunities of artificial intelligence. In an open letter that has been widely circulated, leading AI experts and other actors in the field call for a pause in the development of advanced AI systems.

Welcome to a seminar where we discuss the progress being made within the field of AI today. What consequences can the advancements have for the labor market, the economy, and society in general? And how should risks in terms of ethical aspects, security, and privacy be managed?

The meeting is part of the AI-shift seminar series and is held in English.


Georg Graetz, Associate Professor of Economics at Uppsala University who researches the labor market consequences of technology development. Georg is co-author of the SNS Economic Policy Council Report 2023: Structural Transformation in the Swedish Labor Market: Consequences and Policy Measures and the SNS Analysis Robots at work from 2015.

Joakim Wernberg, Research Leader with a focus on digitization and technology development at Entreprenörskapsforum, Associate Professor at the Department of Technology and Society, Lund University of Technology, and coordinator of newly started SoeTech, an interdisciplinary research group for socio-economic technology studies at Lund University

Sara Öhrvall, Senior Advisor to Axel Johnson and board member of, among others, Axfood, Bonnier Books, Investor and SNS. Sara is specialized in promoting digital change and is the author of the book Your Future Self: How New Technologies are Revolutionizing Humans and Making us Stronger, Smarter and Kinder.

The discussion is chaired by Ilinca Benson, CEO, SNS.

Registration and fee

The meeting is free of charge and open to SNS members*, specially invited guests of SNS, academia as well as media.

The meeting takes place on site at SNS, Jakobsbergsgatan 18, Stockholm. Register using the registration button above.

In case of cancellation after May 8th or in case of non-arrival, SEK 395 will be charged ex. VAT. This also applies when the seminar is free of charge.

*List of SNS members/Information about membership


[Image from]