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Master's programme on Human-centered Artificial Intelligence starts 2023

During autumn 2023, a new master's programme in Human-centered AI will start combining Artificial Intelligence with the social sciences. Students will be given a deeper understanding of how AI transforms and interacts with society and be trained to take leading roles in that transformation.

Artificial intelligence (AI) creates completely new conditions for business, the public sector, individuals, and society at large.

Existing structures and business models are challenged and fundamentally changed. Interpretative work undertaken in fields such as journalism, medical diagnostics, and technology development is increasingly done by, or in collaboration with, AI.

At the same time, AI bots that interact with people are becoming more common – often you do not know if it is a human or a bot that you are communicating with.

Simply put, AI is already and will increasingly impact society, both positively and negatively.

Trained to handle opportunities and risks
In the programme “Human-centered AI”, a new generation of consultants, managers, administrators, sociologists, linguists, programmers, developers, and researchers will be trained to handle the opportunities and risks that society-integrated AI entails.

Alan Said
Alan Said, programme coordinator.

– Both awareness and advanced competencies are required to be able to take advantage of the potential for change that AI brings. The programme therefore prepares students for various roles connected to societal issues and AI with a focus on technology, management, and innovation, says programme coordinator Alan Said.

Unique programme
The programme's profile revolves around topics such as human-computer interaction, innovation, strategy, ethics and fairness. A central aspect of the program is being close to the state of the art in all these areas through impactful research and collaboration with industry, the public sector and civil society.

–  The MSc programme in Human-centered AI is unique not only in Sweden but also on the international scene. Today, no other university offers a programme that combines AI and social issues this way. With this in mind, the programme is open to applicants from all fields, regardless of educational background. Students with a bachelor's degree from any field are eligible so long as certain basic prerequisites are met such as a basic programming course, says Alan Said.

  • "Human-centered AI" is an international programme open to applicants from all over the world. The programme starts in autumn 2023 and all teaching takes place in English. About 30 students will be admitted to the programme.
  • The programme is open to applicants from all fields of study and thus only requires a bachelor’s degree regardless of subject and basic courses on programming, AI/machine learning and human-computer interaction. Contact the study counsellor for more information.
  • The core topics are artificial intelligence, interaction design, information systems, and cognition. The programme contains compulsory and optional courses and culminates in a degree project that can be conducted in collaboration with actors from business, the public sector, or civil society.
  • The programme prepares students for doctoral studies in information systems, interaction design and applied information technology.
  • The international application round is open October-January. The national application round is open March-April. Applications are made at  /