Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence
The AOTF on Social Impact of AI is presented as an exploratory mission: to unveil the different dimensions of the Social Impact of AI through our living labs
The ENoLL Action-oriented Task Forces are the main entry point for hot topics where the ENoLL community is particularly active and/or holds a leading role within their regional ecosystems or globally. ENoLL has built tremendous expertise in the area of co-creation and collaboration methods and is well-positioned to explore and engage with emerging approaches that aim to integrate for example core impact-related concerns such as ethics (“ethics-by-design”) and explainability into the creation of AI-based systems.
One of the main objectives of the AOTF will be the identification of innovative ways to analyse and measure or make observable this impact across the diverse and different areas where AI is being deployed, and to create an innovative narrative about citizen participation, perception and involvement in the context of digital transformation.
Our hypothesis is that the Labs are key arenas for this exploratory mission to happen.
The participants in the task forces will contribute with their projects and infrastructures to provide evidence-based support to this novel narrative. Thus, beyond the implementation of guidelines, the task force will be a fully action-oriented and evidence-based instrument for focusing the discussion, raising concerns and solutions, and eventually provide evidence-based policy recommendations.
This task force is aiming at providing a practical approach to the questions related to the social transformations associated to the development of the Artificial Intelligence, in the general framework of the Digital Transformation. Living Labs appear as relevant infrastructures for the potential co-creation of products and services based on AI in Europe and the world, but fundamentally, to anticipate the societal changes needed to provide a trustful deployment of such transformations by empowering everyone to innovate without leaving anyone behind, due to the digital gap.
The main lines of interest are:
- To deploy new products and services based on AI in a safe and ethical co-creation framework with public administrations, companies, universities and research centres, 29 and the final users: the EU citizens.
- To identify the new role of public spaces such public libraries as non-formal arenas for literacy and awareness about AI.
- To develop a practical approach for the development, testing and evaluation of the EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI.
- To understand the transformations in the job profiles due to automation, particularly in the context of AI.
- To develop the concept of living labs as exploratory arenas for anticipatory regulation, to open de debate and the decision power regarding the impact of the AI to the general public.
The final impact expected would be to create a greater development of multi-stakeholder human-centric approaches within the current context of rush and interest about AI in Europe and in the world, and to use this excitement as a boosting force for a solid and sustainable development of human-centric AI.
- 25/02/2020: AOTF MEETING: Mobile World Congress: Presentation of the task force.
- 03/09/2020: Session on Social Impact of AI at DLLD
- 04/09/2020: AOTF MEETING: Digital Living Lab Days. General meeting of the AOTF, invitation for new participants
The European AI Alliance is a multi-stakeholder forum for engaging in a broad and open discussion of all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society. It is steered by the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG), which consists of 52 experts who have been selected by the Commission for this task. The AI HLEG will focus on two main deliverables, for which input from the members of the European AI Alliance will be sought:
(1) It will prepare draft AI ethics guidelines, which will offer guidance on how to implement ethical principles when developing and deploying AI, building on the work of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; and
(2) It will make mid- and long-term policy recommendations on AI-related challenges and opportunities, which will feed into the policy development process, the legislative evaluation process and the development of a next-generation digital strategy.
The team is led by BluSpecs in partnership with CIVITTA and the European Network of Living Labs.
These actors work together to support the Commission’s services in scaling up the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition and in implementing the Digital Opportunity Traineeship.
The work is done around 4 pillars:
1.Digital Skills for all citizens
2.Digital Skills for the labour force
3.Digital Skills for ICT professionals
4.Digital Skills for Education
The DSCJ tender outcomes include:
- Scaling the Coalition & Stakeholder Engagement by doing a classification of stakeholders, Thematic group, management of Town hall meetings.
- Supporting and Stimulating Pledges by doing an analysis of pledges, Redevelopment of Pledge viewer , Stimulating pledges, Validating and monitoring pledges.
- Supporting Digital Opportunity Traineeships by doing a quality control and setting an Impact analysis.
- Communication Plan & Tools by periodic strategy development management of communication tools Campaign Management.
- Organisational Support by Supporting Coalition board meetings, Maintenance of databases, Support to Event administration.
The Library Living Lab is project that explores how technology transforms the cultural experience of people.
Particularly, we focus in understanding the impact of AI in our society, and how it also transforms our already existing infrastructures.
“Experiment AI” is a series of events taking place in public libraries promoted by the Computer Vision Center at the Library Living Lab.
The main scalability of the Library Living Lab is the BiblioLab Program, which aims at transforming the 240+ public libraries in Barcelona into actual hubs were open innovation and citizen science is taking place at regular bases.