WASP-HS – Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Programme – Humanities and Society at Umeå University
Umeå University coordinates the WASP-HS research programme in which 13 universities and research institutes are studying the development of new technologies and how they affect our society and our behaviour.
The vision of The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program - Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) is to increase knowledge of the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems, based on excellent research in the humanities and social sciences.
Research projects within the programme address the challenges and impacts of future technological changes and contribute to the development of theory and practice of human and societal aspects of AI and autonomous systems. A particular focus is on ethical, economic, labour market, social and legal aspects of the technology shift.
Universities and Research Institutes involved
Currently, 42 research projects are in progress at 13 different universities and research institutes:
Chalmers University of Technology Institute for Futures Studies Karlstad University KHT, Royal Institute of Technology Linköping University Lund University Malmö University Stockholm School of Economics Stockholm University Umeå University University of Gothenburg Uppsala University Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
WASP-HS Graduate School
WASP-HS includes a comprehensive national graduate school with up to 70 PhD students, the establishment of at least eleven new research groups across Sweden, support for twelve visiting professors to strengthen Swedish research, and a large number of research projects.