Taking the pulse of AI in Sweden

Under the auspices of the WASP initiative in artificial intelligence (the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program), industrial leaders, business leaders and researchers gathered this spring for five days of talks. A report that surveys the condition of AI and its use within various sectors in Sweden has now been published. With contributions from 195 speakers, with 100 representatives from industry and 95 from the academic world, the report provides an overall image of how AI is currently used in Sweden. The report also discusses how work in AI should develop, and makes recommendations at the national level for […]

New professor with focus on ethical and societal impact of AI

One of the first Professors recruited in WASP is Virginia Dignum, Professor at Umeå University, where she leads the research group Social and Ethical Artificial Intelligence. By: Mikael Hansson   “The WASP program and the Wallenberg foundation is a very unique approach of funding research, specific in AI and autonomous systems. It is quite amazing that they are funding with such an amount,” Virginia Dignum says and stresses that private foundation of such an amount is unique in all European countries.   Important part of AI in Sweden Virginia Dignum’s position and the other positions funded by the WASP program […]

Autonomous Sea Rescue Tested – WARA Public Safety demonstration

The WASP arena for public safety, WARA PS, is the first to demonstrate an autonomous search-and-rescue system for sea use. By: Monica Westman Svenselius There’s a cold wind off the sea and the leadership team of the rescue services huddle together in the tents, but overhead two drones are battling against the winds, together with a small boat out on the waves. They are on a mission. They are to search autonomously for people who have fallen overboard. The rescue services leader, Jens-Olof Lindh, has defined today’s mission: one drone is to maintain surveillance and transmit aerial images to the […]

WASP AI Affiliated PhD Student Program

WASP hereby announces the first call for affiliated WASP AI PhD students. The purpose of the program is to provide the opportunity for PhD students not funded by WASP to be part of the AI track of the WASP Graduate School. Read more about selection criteria and how to apply on the Positions page.

WASP Foresight 2018 is released

The WASP technology Foresight 2018 is an anthology of descriptions, assessments and reflections about upcoming technology. The objective is to establish current status and future potential in one single document, to function as an instrument for WASP in their endeavor to enable sustainable Swedish excellence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. The document is compiled by individual contributions from experts in all represented fields. Read the Foresight 2018 here.