From 16 to 17 February 2023 the first workshop on “Constructing Societal Scenarios for Artificial Intelligence (AI) ” organized in the framework of FORGING took place in Barcelona in the premises of i2CAT.

Experts of the AI and technological field, as well as from the social sciences, worked together on a co-creation approach reflecting on the human and societal impacts of AI. The primary aim of this workshop was to confront societal futures with possibilities that emerging AI technologies may enable.

On the first day, together with the experts, the consortium partners focussed their efforts on identifying drivers and characteristics that define the societal futures of four different scenario skeletons, which are:

  • Group 1: Continued growth.
  • Group 2: Collapse
  • Group 3: Discipline
  • Group 4: Technological transformation

On the second day, we started creating narratives that describe the possibilities of AI applications for these scenarios. The overall workshop and the discussions in each group were facilitated by VTT.

In addition, this workshop gave the opportunity for exchanges between the project team and the experts and start the co-creation with the following underlying question: what is the role of Artificial Intelligence in society?

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