Self-driving cars, virtual work environments, and artificial intelligence in healthcare: What was once considered science fiction yesterday is becoming a reality today. New technologies play an ever-growing role in the way we live our everyday lives and how we interact socially.
- What kind of future trends and new developments will shape the way people and machines interact?
- How will technological advancements affect the way we live and get along with others?
- What kind of technology-driven innovations can help address social needs?
- How will we consume information in the future?
THE FUTURE WE WANT is an effort to call on people to shape tomorrow - a future we all want - together. This means thinking about what kind of future we want to live in as a society and who will take part in shaping it. In cooperation with the Ludwig Boltzmann Society (an association that plays a key, international pioneering role in opening up the science system), we aim to provide financial and methodological funding in support of innovative project ideas at the crossroads between "people and technology".
The call for ideas, THE FUTURE WE WANT, invites JKU researchers to submit project ideas at the crossroads between people (residents, patients, etc.) and technology (artificial intelligence, robotics, data science, algorithmic decision systems, secure systems, extended reality, 5G, etc.). We want to encourage projects that - in addition to focusing on technological opportunities - also take social impact and what people want into account.
In order to create future solutions that pursue a "Responsible Technology" approach, we want to involve the community to join in on the scientific discourse. In this regard, the call is aimed specifically at researchers who are not only interested in experimenting with new forms of collaboration, but would like to actively involving members of society as well..