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Co-Designing Generative Futures
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Co-Designing Generative Futures

The development and implementation of generative AI within all domains of business, society, and governance has accelerated in recent months. Although current debate tends to focus on the economic consequences of generative AI, there is a growing awareness of the possible broader societal impacts of generative AI, especially of the actual and potential impacts which generative AI has (or may have) on diverse communities and the majority world.

Co-Designing Generative Futures -- jointly led by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, the NCIS at BI Norwegian Business School, ITS Rio, the TUM Think Tank, in partnership with the Global Network of Internet & Society Centers -- is a collaborative global effort to build a real-time knowledge network of experts, learners, and decision makers, leveraging diverse viewpoints, topical knowledge, and practical experience.

Through facilitating international student exchanges, academic courses, policy workshops, and multi-stakeholder conferences, the project strengthens pre-existent project-based collaboration and enables the mutual exchange of students, young researchers, and practitioners across all institutions and aims to (a) develop of a shared understanding and more harmonized series of research efforts that rigorously assess the different impacts that generative AI technologies have across different populations, geographies, and contexts; and (b) support the transfer of applied insights across academia, change agents from the public and private sectors, as well as the next generation of leaders to ensure that generative AI technologies advance the social good rather than perpetuate or exacerbate social inequalities.

May 2023 Conference Attendees and Speakers:

Amar Ashar, Marta Basystiuk, Christopher Bavitz, Beatriz Botero Arcila, Celina Bottino, Hiawatha Bray, Lionel Brossi, Ryan Budish, Juliana Castro, Rumman Chowdhury, Sandra Cortesi, Jack Cushman, Chinmayi Deshpande, Sebastian Diaz, Joan Donovan, Elizabeth Dubois, Samson, Esayas, Champika Fernando, Christian Fieseler, Jess Fjeld, Gal Forer, Nathan Freitas, Urs Gasser, Jan Gerlach, Valerie Gomez, Greg Gondwe, Patrick  Goulart Sores, Armando Guio, Shira Gur Arieh, Mateus Guzzo, Johanna Hahn , Alexa Hasse, Sue Hendrickson, Sam Hinds, Sameer Hinduja, Adam Holland, Nien-hê Hsieh, Trevor Hughes, Marleen Huysman, Malavika Jayaram, Amy Johnson, Zeynep Ulku Kahveci, Jonas Kaiser, Anandana Kapur, Camila  Kerwin, Sam Klein, Mason Kortz, Eli Kramer, Ashley Lee, Maroussia Lévesque, Meira Levinson, Andres Lombana-Bermudez, Jenn Louie, Christoph Lutz, Damion Mannings, Florian Martin-Bariteau, Kalie Mayberry, Madeline McGee, Maria Isabel Mejia, Sabelo Mhlambi, Martha Minow, Andras Molnar, Petra  Molnar, Maria Paula Mujica, Victor  Munoz, Sarah Newman, Yong Jin Park , Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza, Christian Perrone, Philip Pfaller, Leah Plunkett, Maia Ravalli, Thomas Renkert, Nagla Rizk, Juliana Rocha Rueda, Rahel Roloff, Jane Rosenzweig, Lindsay Saftler, Wolfgang Schulz, Sarah Schwettmann, Gabriella Seiler, Bill Shribman, Markus Siewert, Fabro    Steibel, Trent Tepool, Santiago   Uribe, Maria Lucía  Villalba, Kerstin Vokinger, Sut I Wong, Jing Wu, Yunhao Xiao, Sam Yoon, Jonathan Zittrain.

 

 

 


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Team

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Amar Ashar

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Beatriz Botero Arcila

Faculty Associate

Lionel Brossi

Faculty Associate

Ryan Budish

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Jack Cushman

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Greg Gondwe

Faculty Associate

Alexa Hasse

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Sameer Hinduja

Faculty Associate

Amy Johnson

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Jonas Kaiser

Faculty Associate

SJ Klein

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Ashley Lee

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Andres Lombana-Bermudez

Faculty Associate

Florian Martin-Bariteau

Faculty Associate

Petra Molnar

Faculty Associate

Victor Munoz

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Yong Jin Park

Faculty Associate

Leah Plunkett

Faculty Associate

Nagla Rizk

Faculty Associate

Kerstin Vokinger

Faculty Associate