Artiﬁcial intelligence is experiencing a rapid uptake in numerous areas, creating problem-solving capabilities unimaginable before, and becoming increasingly integrated even into our daily routines. As we witness breakthroughs and unprecedented advancements in the field, it became evident that the wide use of AI technologies permeates multiple societal sectors. From health, transportation, and commerce to communication and education, almost every area has the potential to positively be impacted by the AI capacities.
“AI and Society” lecture will provide a systematic understanding of the AI conceptual framework and the necessary tools to situate AI applications in their social contexts, assessing their societal impact. By mapping a broad range of AI applications, the main goal of this non-technical lecture is to offer an explorative analysis of the AI current advancements and challenges we encounter at different societal levels, addressing along the manner this technology will reshape society in the years to come.
Structured as a non-technical lecture “AI and Society” is aimed to:
- provide a systematic understanding of the artificial intelligence concept, introducing students to key developments and major debates in contemporary AI discourse.
- stimulating reflection in evaluating the potential societal and ethical issues raised by artificial intelligence.
- illustrate a critical awareness of how AI applications might affect society.