The flagship panel event opens the fourth in the University of Edinburgh’s Futures Conversations series and will discuss what our AI futures may bring, and to develop ideas for what is needed to advance our collective ability to put AI to the best possible use.
The first Future of Artificial Intelligence (AI) conversation will take place in the University of Edinburgh’s Playfair Library.
Bringing together leading experts from the worlds of science, politics, and civil society to debate what our AI futures may bring, and to develop ideas for what is needed to advance our collective ability to put AI to the best possible use.
The conversation will build on a series of workshops where different visions of our AI future were explored, and which had a specific emphasis on hearing the voices of people and communities that are traditionally underrepresented in these debates.
Against the ideas developed in these workshops, we will discuss questions such as, who will determine our AI future, how AI and humanity can evolve alongside each other, what being human in an AI world will mean, and how AI-driven economies and societies will work.
Rather than providing principles for what AI itself “should be like”, we aim to evolve into what we desire an “AI-ready” society could look like, and into new ideas for how we might build this future.