Abstract: The discussion will depart from a sociological understanding of how trust is organised in the interaction between people. From this perspective, trust is essential to human sociality, in fact, many of our social structures partly rest on this fundamental principle. From this backdrop, we seek to investigate the development of artificial intelligence. When machines are given agentive functions they can begin to emulate the forms of concerted actions that we are familiar with from ordinary life. Examples of such human-machine interactions will be given through empirical illustrations. These cases raise the philosophical question of what it means to ‘act together’. They also highlight ethical issues relating to how we ought to design technology, that operates alongside or even together with humans—so as not to erode trust, and by extension, the foundation of our society.
Jonas Ivarsson started out in cognitive science and
communication studies before moving to the field of education. In 2013
he became a professor of education where his research has focused on the
role of various technologies in the development of knowledge and
In 2019 he moved to Informatics at the department of Applied
Information Technology at the University of Gothenburg. There his role
is to take lead on the emerging research on Human Centered Artificial
Intelligence—a specific approach to the interplay between humans and
machines in the context of artificial intelligence. Central to this
approach are questions relating to how to design AI systems so to
operate in the context of human users, as well as how to design learning
trajectories of humans so that they can intelligently interact with
increasingly complex semi-autonomous systems.
His strategic leadership background includes serving as deputy head
of department as well as research dean at the faculty of education. He
currently serves at the board of the University of Gothenburg and he is
also a member of the university’s coordination group for digitalization
and artificial intelligence lead by the deputy vice chancellor.
Ivarsson currently operates as principal investigator of two
interdisciplinary research projects (4 and 5 years). The collaborators
on the projects come from radiology, sociology, radiation physics,
physiology, applied IT, education and vascular surgery.
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