Earlier this month the Peltarion team took part in a number of debates at the Almedalen Week, an annual summer event on an island southeast of Stockholm which hosts a week of seminars, speeches and events on different topics and issues at the top of the national agenda in Sweden. This year was the 50th anniversary and there was a record 4,300 events held.
The word on everybody’s lips during the week was artificial intelligence, and foremost were the ethical challenges and the question of trust as adoption grows. The Peltarion team took part in dozens of debates and seminars and spoke to hundreds of people around the broader questions. These issues are of crucial importance to society and it’s good that we talk more about them. Speaking in a personal capacity, I found there were three key takeaways on the issue of trust in the technology that seems to run through a lot of the discussions or form the basis of the questions we faced.