I2S Hosts Two-Day Event Exploring the Future of Social Norms with AI

I2S faculty and student researchers hosted a one-and-a-half day conference that explored the future of social norms as they absorb the rise of artificial intelligence technology. The event, which took place at Nichols Hall on KU’s west campus (home to I2S), explored topics like AI and human behavior, practical applications, technological development, ethics in AI, and the influence that AI might have on media and communications.

Led by John Symons, KU professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Cyber-Social Dynamics, and David Tamez, assistant research professor and research program director, attendees divided into smaller breakout sessions to share expertise in a roundtable environment. The end goal of the event was to lay the groundwork for establishing a white paper collaboration, which is forthcoming. Participants included KU research faculty, graduate students, and faculty and graduate students from the University of South Dakota.