School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

Human meets AI

12 June, 18:00-19:30, Consert Hall, Musikhögskolan

Human-AI jazz concert with Peter Knudsen

A duo of a human pianist and an AI drummer will perform jazz tunes. This experiment will show you how humans and AI can understand each other and collaborate in a harmonious way.

Futures Literacy: learning to surf complexity

Talk by Riel Miller, Head of Futures Literacy, Unesco

Everyone knows that the future does not exist. No one can go there. Evidence cannot be collected. Yet when people think about the future they bring tomorrow to life. Humans use their imaginations to invent the future in the present. Why do we use this ability? How do we do it? Does how and why we imagine the future change depending on circumstances, intention, volition? In this talk Riel Miller will discuss the emerging Discipline of Anticipation and the capability that is associated, called Futures Literacy. He will explore why improving our capacity to ‘use-the-future’ for different reasons, in different ways, in different contexts, is an essential skill for humanity to appreciate and make-sense of our inherently complex emergent universe.

Short break

Can Artificial Intelligence Help us Anticipate the Future?

Round table discussion with:

Amy Loutfi, Örebro University
David Vernon, Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda
Sarah Dillon, Cambridge University, UK
Carme Torras, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Fabian Labra-Spröhnle, Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, New Zeeland
Luis de Miranda, Örebro University