Call for Contributions: Symposium: “AI Opportunities and Challenges (SAIOC): An avalanche of AI to radically change Society”

Following the success of the one day symposium on AI that we ran last December, we are pleased to announce that we are repeating this event on 18 June this year – the focus of this symposium is “AI Opportunities and Challenges (SAIOC): An avalanche of AI to radically change Society” which is being co-hosted by Mid Sweden University, The University of Gävle, Uppsala University, Sweden and EM-Normandie, France.

This one-day Symposium will bring together a range of thought leaders in the field of Artificial Intelligence who will collectively explore the current state of AI as it is applied in society. The event will feature 3 keynote presentations, each followed by open discussion sessions. Between these keynote presentations there will be an opportunity for attendees to present their own experiences. The Symposium also welcomes individuals who wish to observe.

AI is having a significant impact on how society functions and how it understands its future. Here are only some ways in which this is happening:

Understanding the environment including the issues related to climate change.

Safety, government regulation and internal governance.

AI ethics and fraud. The effectiveness of scientific research.

National defence.

Education from cradle to grave.

Productivity improvements especially in the white-collar environment.

Professional performers, scriptwriters, and other support roles.

Social interaction.

Criminal justice policy and practice.

Local, national, and international travel.

And many other aspects of society.

We welcome contributions on these or other relevant topics. We also welcome AI case studies from different settings, e.g., academia, business, project management, digital marketing, design, etc. The closing date for abstract submissions is 1 May and we will complete the selection by 8 May 2024.