SNS launches “The AI Shift”, a new seminar series focusing on artificial intelligence

How do developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) affect the economy, society and our everyday lives? Which opportunities and challenges are associated with AI technologies? SNS launches the seminar series “AI-skiftet” (The AI Shift) in order to increase knowledge and understanding and to facilitate an exchange of experiences.

This seminar series is set to run for two years and focuses on how AI affects the economy, the labour market, our welfare and each and every one of us. SNS brings together representatives from the academy, the business sector and the public sector to exchange knowledge, ideas and experiences concerning AI and digitalisation issues.

The applications of AI are not specific to a single sector or industry. As a result, we will highlight the significance of AI for society from a number of different perspectives.

The first meeting concerns AI in healthcare and will take place on 20 April. Other issues that will be highlighted include:

  • What is the impact of AI on business activities and business models?
  • How do we create the infrastructure for data management needed for benefitting AI – an infrastructure which is both efficient and guided by the rule of law?
  • How do we improve efficiency in the public sector by means of AI?
  • Which ethical dilemmas do we need to consider when introducing AI?

For several years, SNS has highlighted various aspects of the digital economy (e.g., through the Digitech Forum), and last year’s SNS Tylösand Conference was entirely devoted to AI. The new seminar series serves as a means for expanding upon the issues raised and discussed at the conference.

“We want to continue to highlight the impact of artificial intelligence on society. AI is being developed and diffused very quickly and we see a need for exchanging experiences in this field”, says Mia Horn af Rantzien, CEO, SNS.

The seminar series begins this spring and will run for two years (2020–2021). It is funded with support from the Bertil Edlund Foundation.