Contact person:
Michael Strange
  • Wallenberg AI - Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS)
Responsible at Malmö University:
Michael Strange
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Time frame:
01 August 2021 - 01 September 2026
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Project description

Focused on the rapid adoption of artificial intelligence within global healthcare, that has accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic, the proposal identifies an urgent need to better understand the challenges and potential solutions by which policymakers at the national and global levels can ensure the benefits of AI are fully realised in the public interest.

Research question

The proposal states the research question as follows: How are governance structures emerging in response to the rapidly accelerating role of AI in global healthcare, and what are the implications for the distribution of power in global politics?

The question includes two key aspects:

a) how institutional actors (i.e. states and international governmental organisations) are responding, and their relationship to private actors currently leading these developments;

b) the wider social context in which civil society, professional medical associations, but also everyday individuals relate to, and experience, these processes guiding the future of global politics.

The project finances an assistant professorship (biträdande lektor) and two PhDs.

EPEHAI (Everyday Political Economy of Health & AI) Brown Bag Seminar series

Interested to discuss the politics of artificial intelligence technologies? As part of our collaborative learning, project participants and curious minds meet to present and debate key research and perspectives relevant to the themes of AI and the everyday political economy of global health. If you want to contribute, please contact Michael Strange.

Michael Strange

Keynote presentation

Invited keynote (online) presentation with Michael Strange ’ What does AI mean for the future of democracy?’ at the international conference “Artificial Intelligence, Public Policy, and Humanity Education” at Geumgang University, June 30, 2021, Seoul, South Korea.

Watch the keynote presentation on Youtube