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Forecasting the Future of Social Norms with Artificial Intelligence

Anticipate the future trajectory of social norms around AI technologies, while evaluating both optimistic and cautionary perspectives on the AI-human relationship from multiple disciplines.

As artificial intelligence technology is continuously developed and integrated into daily life, questions about how to approach these new technologies in a social environment become increasingly important. Join us as we bring together experts in the fields of AI and technology ethics to lay the groundwork for a white paper forecasting the trajectory of social norms in the context of advancing AI technologies.

Sessions will include:

  • Thematic group breakout discussions.
  • A multidisciplinary panel exploring how AI is transforming social norms, with Q&A from attendees.
  • Reflection and consolidation of key themes and insights into a structured white paper outline.



  • Day 1: Thursday, May 2, 2024

  • Day 2: Friday, May 3, 2024


  • Day 1: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Day 2: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


  • Nichols Hall, Executive Conference Room 246

  • 2335 Irving Hill Rd.

  • Lawrence, KS 66045



Zoom LinkPasscode: 011919
Day 1Exploration and Discussion
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks and Workshop Overview

  • Introduction to the workshop's goals and objectives.
  • Overview of the day's agenda.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Participants will divide into groups to discuss and record understandings of specific topic areas:

  • Group A: AI and Human Behavior
  • Group B: Practical Applications and Technological Development
  • Group C: Social Turn of Ethics in AI
  • Group D: Information Space of Media and Communication
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Breakout Sessions Continue
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Review and Extend

  • Experts in each group report insights.
  • Groups reconvene and extend 1-2 ideas presented by other groups.
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m.Coffee Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Plenary Session: Sharing Insights from Breakout Sessions

  • Representatives from each group present key points and findings.
  • Open floor for discussion and debate among all participants.
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Wrap-Up and Reflection

  • Summary of discussions.
  • Preview of day 2 focus on white paper planning.
Day 2Debrief and White Paper Planning
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Workshop Debrief

  • A facilitated session where participants reflect on the previous day’s discussions.
  • Identification of key themes and insights to be included in the white paper.
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.Coffee Break
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m.

White Paper Structuring Workshop

  • Collaborative session to draft the structure of the white paper.
  • Breakdown of sections, assignments of writing tasks, and discussion of timelines.
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Next Steps and Closing Remarks

  • Outline of the process for finalizing the white paper.
  • Acknowledgments and thanks to participants and organizers.
  • Discussion of potential follow-up activities or future workshops.