SRA workshop series: Future-oriented methodologies with focus on artificial intelligence (AI) related to SDG's
Do you want to learn more about how to relate your research to sustainable development and initiate collaborations with researchers in other fields? The Strategic Research Areas, in collaboration with Sustainability Forum, is arranging a series of workshops with focus on the Sustainable Development Goals, during 2021. This workshop is the first within the theme Future-oriented methodologies.
The workshop will give an overview of current state-of-art for AI and future direction related to Sustainable Development Goals. There will be room for discussions across the Strategic Research Areas to strengthen collaboration in different fields related to AI, Machine Learning (ML) or similar future-oriented methodologies.
- AI as a Tool and Target for Sustainability Effort
Sonja Aits, Member of Coordinator group AI Lund, Lund University
- Active Cooperation to Promote Artificial Intelligence
Kajsa M Paulsson, Coordinator Research Infrastructure, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University
10.05-10.10 Introduction to discussion groups
10.10-11.10 Group discussions
- Fostering new cross-discipline collaborations and projects around AI/ML Efforts
Discussion leader: Anna-Karin Wihlborg, Research Services, Lund University
- Does Machine Learning (ML) have downsides? Environmental, ethical and other considerations
Discussion leader: Sonja Aits, Member of Coordinator group AI Lund, Lund University
- Implementation of collaborative work in practice: communication channels, tools, and frameworks
Discussion leader: Kajsa M Paulsson, Coordinator Research Infrastructure, Faculty of Medicine, Lund University
11.30-12.00 Conclusion and wrap-up
Contact Oxana Smirnova, eSSENCE (oxana [dot] smirnova [at] hep [dot] lu [dot] se) or Pia Berntsson, LUCC (pia [dot] berntsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se).
The workshop is arranged in collaboration with the Strategic Research Areas eSSENCE and LUCC.
Aim of the workshop series
As the climate and other planetary crises escalate, there is a need to develop the SRA’s to better meet the societal challenges and to find solutions to achieve a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development worldwide.
The aim of the workshops is to develop work processes of common interest, exchange experiences and strengthen sustainability collaboration between research areas, as well as to create a broader reflection on sustainability issues at Lund university and in society. The sustainable development goals can in this context function as a common language connecting academic activities with policy goals.
Workshops will mainly target researchers, doctoral students and research coordinators/administrators from the Strategic Research Areas, but the workshops will be open to all staff within Lund University.