What can AI do for the Humanities and Social Sciences? Methods, Ethics, and Epistemologies Across Disciplines


Artificial Intelligence has been trending in human culture and society, from philosophy to
science fiction and art, for decades. From Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics, which, in a
dystopian universe of biological and synthetic beings, were intended to protect humans
from evil robots, to C-3PO and R2-D2 thwarting the Empire in Star Wars. AI is currently
more than mere science fiction. Its broader and potentially more significant effects for
humanity are yet to be researched and explored.

You are cordially invited to a DH Uppsala virtual seminar dedicated to the critical research potential of AI. Together with Jan von Bonsdorff at the Department of Art History, David Sumpter at the Department of Information Technology, Anna-Sara Lind at the Department of Law, and Fredrik Wahlberg at the Department of Linguistics and Philology we will examine the societal implications of rapidly advancing intelligence systems, combining a humanities perspective with practical applications spanning historical research to contemporary legal inquiry.

The seminar is of participatory and inquisitive nature, and comprised by short presentations of
approximately 10 minutes each, followed by a round of questions.

Date: Wednesday 9 September
Time: 13.15 – 15.00
Place: On Zoom
Link: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/69113050103
Please contact Amalia Juneström at amalia.junestrom@abm.uu.se if you have any questions
regarding the seminar.