AI is everywhere and it can change the world. Such changes could be profound. The AI Futures project investigates the impact of AI on the future of humanity, and ultimately aims to find ways to achieve desirable outcomes.
The challenge we face is that whilst the benefits of AI for humanity are vast, positive narratives are all too often crowded out by negative messaging, hyperbole and often, by fear concerning existential risk.
Whilst critically acknowledging and exploring the negative messages and the challenges posed by the growth of AI both in real-life and in science fiction, AI Futures aims to optimise our awareness of the positive impact of AI and the future of humanity. This interdisciplinary project working across social science and computer science aims to gather and analyse qualitative data through interviews with leading academics, decision makers and thought-leaders in order to explore expert views, experiences and understanding of AI which ultimately help to inform policy and the identification of potential avenues for future, socially beneficial AI research.
If you are interested in hearing more about the project or expressing your future vision for AI, join the conversation Twitter, @labsofdc #AIFutures.