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Workshop on AI@UmU and Society

Friday 14 December, 2018 at 08:30 - 15:30
MIT-Place in the MIT Building

The workshop is the second, organized as part of the "AI Competence for Sweden" initiative. The workshop is open to you who are a researcher or teacher at Umeå University, or are working in an organisation that is interested in developing collaboration with Umeå University on research or education related to AI.

The workshop is for you who:

  • want to join in forming tomorrow's AI at Umeå University,
  • want to know more about ongoing national and international AI initiatives that Umeå University is part of,
  • want to know how your organisation can collaborate with Umeå University on AI-topics,
  • want to meet and learn what is ongoing in the field of artificial intelligence at Umeå University,
  • want to participate in initiating a cross-faculty and cross-organisational discussion on how research and education on AI foundations, their applications and integration into society can be further expanded through interdisciplinary collaborations.

The day will contain presentations, inspiration talks and round table discussions. We invite researchers and teachers employed at Umeå University to give a brief presentation of the following:

  • What AI or AI-related research are you/your group/your department pursuing, and/or what AI-related courses do you/your group/your department give
  • What are the main research problems?
  • What is lacking at Umeå University to advance the field?
  • What specific educational effort(s) relating to AI do you find most urgent?

The questions are intentionally broad in order to collect a broad range of aspects as a first inventory.

We also invite representatives from industry and other organisations in society to present their needs and visions relating to AI education and research.

In order to provide space for as many presenters as possible the time for presentation is limited to a maximum 6 minutes for the presentation and a maximum 5-6 slides. The first slide should be a title slide including your name and affiliation. The presentations should be in English, and will be recorded.

Sign up no later than December 7. Use this link to sign up.
When signing up, specify whether you would like to give a presentation. You will receive a notification shortly after October 7 whether you will be able to present, since the number of slots are limited.

Presentations should be sent to Kai-Florian Richter by December 11 at the latest.

For questions contact Kai-Florian Richter.

Preliminary Program

8.00-8.30 Registration and coffee

8.30-9.00 Welcome and information about AI initiatives in Sweden and beyond

9.00-10.00 Session 1: Presentations

10.00-10.30 Coffee

10.30-11.30 Session 2: Presentations

11.30-12.15 Inspiration talk: "Real AI is Social AI" Frank Dignum, Utrecht University, Netherlands (abstract below)

12.15-13.15 Mingle lunch

13.15-14.00 Inspiration talk: "Co-Designing with Algorithms", Elisa Giaccardi, Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, Netherlands, Umeå Institute of Design, Umeå University, Sweden (abstract below)

14.00-14.45 Session 3: Presentations

14.45-15.30 Coffee, discussion and summary


The AI Sweden – UmU work group

The AI@UmU workshop group: Kai-Florian Richter, Virginia Dignum, Juan Carlos Nieves, Mikael Hansson and Helena Lindgren

Helena Lindgren
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