We are interested in AI research that benefits people by taking into account ethical, legal, technical, cultural and social aspects – AI for the Good of All. To achieve this, we collaborate with researchers and experts in all disciplines and through internationally established networks and other partners.
Our goal is to develop a structure and arena for collaboration and synergies in AI research at Umeå University with a focus on AI – for The Good of All. TAIGA's different research areas are supervised by our coordinators across faculties. We aim to initiate and drive research projects in AI and encourage both pilot and industrial projects of high international quality. Later, we will invite you to open seminars where we present ongoing AI research in an accessible way, and where both newly established and well-known researchers are welcome to participate.
What is AI and how should it be developed, controlled and implemented?
Cutting-edge human-centered techniques to solve current problems.
The analysis of AI in light of ethical, legal, and societal values and expectations.
AI and social-political, geo-political, ethical and aesthetic challenges.
How to pursue AI management in practice.
Human-centered and socially aware AI systems.
Pedagogical perspective on the use of AI systems.
Developing the future of human-centered interaction.
TAIGA will offer seminars, workshops, meeting places and activities to guide, challenge and inspire. We aim to be a visible entry point for the public, journalists and external partners. Currently, we are developing collaborations within Umeå University and working to deepen our national and international networks.
Structure and Memberships
Being an affiliate member means that you will be on the TAIGA mailing list and will receive news about seminars, events, calls for applications, etc.
We may also invite you to give a seminar, explore your participation in a project proposal or collaborate with us at other universities or organizations.
If you are interested in participating in the future direction of TAIGA, you can also become a member of the Advisory Board. We hope to establish this group with representatives from all departments and centers of Umeå University. With this group, we will bounce new ideas and have several meetings a year to get input on potential new activities and feedback on past activities. Later we will expand the group with (international) external members from society, industry and academia.
Director, Coordinator and Focus Area Coordinators
If you would like to know more, or if you are interested in participating, collaborating or sharing our expertise - please get in touch with us!
The Steering Committee of TAIGA is formed by RAI, The Council for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems at Umeå University.