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Engaging with critical issues at the intersection of AI and Society, August 26, 2021.

FCAI Society organized an online retreat for scholars, researchers and practitioners working at the intersection of AI, law, social sciences and ethics. The purpose was to meet, network and discuss topical issues around AI and Society and how to support a cross-disciplinary community critically engaged in these concerns in Finland. The event was informal to encourage discussion and dialogue; over 60 people* from diverse disciplines with research interests in AI and Society participated to discuss the the most pressing issues surrounding AI/ML currently. 

FCAI Society is an interdisciplinary group of experts with the goal of analysing AI technology as a social and societal game changer. Founded in March of 2018, FCAI Society has sought experts from philosophy, ethics, sociology, legal studies, psychology and art to explore the impact AI will have in all aspects of our lives. FCAI stands for the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence. Website: https://fcai.fi/fcai-society

* Both aspiring and experienced participants (especially PhDs and post-docs) were invited whose research and interests would be most compelling for this gathering.

— FCAI Society Retreat Program

9:45 Start with coffee chat
9:50-10:00 Opening and Welcome Remarks by Aaro Tupasela and Nitin Sawhney
10:00-11:00 Panel: What are the key issues for AI in Society?
Panelists: Aditya Johri, Sam Spilsbury, Bruna De Castro e Silva and Marta Choroszewicz Moderators: Bruna De Castro e Silva and Santeri Räisänen
11:00-11:10 Break 

11:10-11:25 Breakout Round 1
11:25-11:40 Breakout Round 2
11:40-12:00 Collective discussion
12:00-13:00 LUNCH BREAK 

13:00-13:30 Round table: Response to the key issues for AI in Society
Panelists: Anna-Mari Rusanen, Petri Myllymäki, Jaana Leikas, Pasi Silander, Alina Wernick Moderator: Aaro Tupasela
13:30-14:00 Thematic Breakout Rooms
14:00-14:10 Break 

14:10-14:30 Synthesis of Thematic Discussions
Moderators: Nitin Sawhney and Bruna De Castro e Silva

14:30-15:00 Future of AI in Society at FCAI
Moderators: Nitin Sawhney, Aini Putkonen and Matti Nelimarkka
15:00-15:30 Open networking and social gathering (virtual coffee) 

A full summary of the retreat will be posted later; the online deliberations can be found on Miro here.

FCAI Society Retreat presentations and participatory outcomes on Miro, August 26, 2021

Co-Hosted by FCAI Society
Aaro Tupasela, Matti Nelimarkka, University of Helsinki, Riikka Koulu, University of Helsinki (Legal Tech Lab)
Nitin Sawhney, Marjo Kauppinen, Aalto University, Digital Ethics, Society and Policy (Digital ESP)

Co-Organizers: Santeri Räisänen, Heta Tarkkala, University of Helsinki
Suvi Sankari, University of Helsinki (Legal Tech Lab)
Aini Putkonen, Aalto University 
Bruna De Castro e Silva, Tampere University