AI Design Futures
AI impacts humans at the existential level, by influencing how we experience and think about time, vulnerability and finitude, and how we make sense of the world. AI also raises normative questions about the social and political futures we imagine and on how we should design the societal institutions and socio-technical systems in which AI systems are embedded. These simultaneous and multi-layered processes of design are inextricably intertwined.
This research project will address these issues by studying and discussing how algorithms shape our temporal imagination at the existential and political level, and how our images of the future feed back into the design of AI and the institutions in which AI is embedded. The project seeks to conceptualise and bring about existential, political and institutional design futures, by means of engaging both political and existential philosophy, so as to imagine and create new narratives for alternative AI Design Futures.
The project is a joint venture between the Department of Business Studies and the Department of Informatics and Media at Uppsala University.
January 2023–December 2027
WASP-HS (The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous
Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society)
- Mark Coeckelbergh, project leader and guest professor at the Department of Informatics and Media / Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
- Amanda Lagerkvist, professor, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University
- Magnus Strand, Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University
- Matilda Tudor, researcher, Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University