On November 2nd the Knowledge Environment Linnaeus: Digital Transformations organised an exciting interdisciplinary day featuring networking and the exchange of ideas. This vibrant gathering brought together all the 2023 recipients of seed funding (early research grant) from the knowledge environment, fostering rich discussions that bridged academic disciplines.
The event featured a range of exciting projects, including the use of AI to improve academic writing, new perspectives on library issues in the digital era, questions about digitalisation rights, innovative methods for virtual academic travel, the integration of social robots into educational environments, strategies to address inequalities in healthcare, and initiatives to encourage sustainability in both private and professional life.
The day began with interactive sessions that not only expanded knowledge but also promoted the creation of new networking connections, highlighting the strength of interdisciplinary cooperation. The afternoon included a seminar led by Professor Simon Lindgren from Umeå University, entitled 'Beyond AI Solutionism: Towards a Critical and Multi-Disciplinary Approach to AI in Society?'
With over 70 participants, the event was a successful demonstration of knowledge exchange and collaboration, thereby laying a strong foundation for future work within the field of digital transformations.
Read more about the seed projects here