AI research meeting societal challenges

On November 20th, Universitetsläraren published the article “Här pågår AI-forskning för samhällets utveckling“. The paper present AASS (Center for Applied Autonomous Systems, Örebro University) which is lead by Professor Amy Loutfi who is also the coordinator of E-care@home.

In the article, also the Ängen Research and Innovation Apartment at which the E-care demo has been deployed, is mentioned. Ängen has approximately a thousand visitors (mainly from the public sector). The apartment is seen as a tool for preventing the fear of AI with knowledge. Many visitors are sceptic towards the technology when entering the apartment but more positive when leaving it. Ängen is not about selling products but a facilitator of discussions and debate. Such discussions can be used for adjusting the direction of the research.