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The WASP-HS funded project Professional trust and autonomous systems, will investigate how concerns and fears relating to new technology can affect the development of society.
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Professional Trust and Autonomous Systems

Research project

Short description

The project aims to better understand trust in relation to the transformative effects on society that can be tied to artificial intelligence and autonomous systems. We seek to understand the unique requirements for trust to form and grow from the inside in the processes emerging around the deployment of new systems. We will study how instances of distrust emerge, how risks are managed and how concerns of accountability are discussed and handled, and the goal of the project is to develop accountable research designs that will guide future research in areas where machine learning is implicated in professional practices.


The vision of The Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) is to realize excellent research and develop competence on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for humanities and society.

WASP-HS research tackles the challenges and impact of upcoming technology shifts as well as contributing to the development of theory and practice of human and societal aspects of AI and autonomous systems, and in particular, focus on potential ethical, economic, labor market, social, cultural and legal aspects of technological transition.