Biotoopia is a partner for the new AISS Erasmus Masters’s programme, where students are bold enough to attempt to alter how we live and are.
AI is here and has been for a long time! But could we put aside all the excitement and joy for a second and take a look at all the risks and threats it brings to our society? In autumn 2024 Tallinn University School of Digital Technologies in cooperation with 2 other partner universities (Tampere, Finland and Lusófona, Portugal) will welcome its first students of the new Erasmus Joint Master’s programme “Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Societies”. AISS will be all about sustainable societies, artificial Intelligence solutions, participatory design and citizen engagement. In order to know more about the programme, study process and other important information we met with the programme’s TLU coordinator, professor in Digital Transformation in the School of Digital Technologies Merja Bauters.
Almost every country nowadays is struggling with the problem called the “Fall of Democracy”. Although technologies often come as help, in this situation they can have a negative effect on ongoing processes. There is a strong need to implement critical and respectful thinking of technologies and their usage. The struggle also applies to societal planning and enhancement of the environments condition taken as equal to us. This is what we will try to do under the new Erasmus Joint Master’s programme “Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Societies”.
AISS: the new Erasmus Joint Master’s programme is designed together with three universities, Tallinn University, School of Digital Technologies, Tampere University, Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Sciences and Lusófona University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Engineering and Technologies. Our partners are Biotoopia, Citizen OS, Lääne- Harju municipality, Inspirators from Estonia and Yle broadcasting company and Tampere City from Finland. They are very tightly included in the study process and are planning to run some courses together with us or even individually. The 2 years joint Master’s programme will be run fully in English. The project is funded by European Union.
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