We are pleased to have Atte Oksanen, a Professor of Social Psychology and the leader of the Emerging Technologies Lab at Tampere University, Finland, join us for this ART-AI seminar, entitled ‘They are going to replace us: A social psychological approach on perceptions of robots and artificial intelligence’.
Robotization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are expected to change societies profoundly. This seminar focuses on social psychological reactions and perceptions towards these intelligent technologies. Understanding human perceptions and trust towards new technologies is important considering the broader psychological and societal impacts these technologies are likely to have. This seminar is based on recent research work conducted at the Emerging Technologies Lab at Tampere University, Finland, where they have employed experimental and longitudinal research designs. Naturally occurring data analysis involves usage of large scale social media datasets.
Atte Oksanen (Dr SocSci, MA) is a Professor of Social Psychology and the leader of the Emerging Technologies Lab at Tampere University. His research focuses on emerging technologies, social interaction, deviance and addiction. He has successfully led several major research projects funded by the Academy of Finland, the Kone Foundation, the Aaltonen Foundation, the Finnish Foundations for Alcohol Studies, the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Finnish Work Environment Fund, and the Helsingin Sanomat Foundation. He has published extensively about social media, online communities and cyberhate during the last years and has over 300 publications to his name, with over 130 peer-reviewed international journal articles, including flagship journals (e.g. Criminology, Addiction, Pediatrics, International Journal of Information Management, Computers in Human Behavior, New Media & Society, and Higher Education). Publications include two international monographs on cyberhate and cybervictimization published by Springer (2016) and Routledge (2017).