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Pioneering AI Policy Lab Opens at COMFORT Partner Institution Umeå University

The AI Policy Lab, a new initiative at Umeå University (Sweden), has officially opened its doors, marking a significant step forward in shaping the informed and responsible integration of AI into society. The Lab's focus aligns with the path followed in the COMFORT project, prioritising ethical and sustainable AI development.

With a commitment to long-term, fundamental research, the AI Policy Lab positions itself as a leader in the field of AI governance. The approach combines innovative methods and real-world applications, ensuring that insights are not only scientifically sound but also immediately actionable for policymakers.

The Lab's strength lies in its ability to navigate the complexities of AI. By addressing both immediate challenges and long-term implications, a comprehensive understanding of the human and societal impacts of AI is ensured.

The Lab's commitment to knowledge exchange extends beyond its research activities. The May 2024 launch of the AI Policy Exchange Forum (AIPEX) provides an open platform for academics worldwide to engage in discussions on emerging AI issues. AIPEX bridges the gap between traditional academic journals and blogs, offering rapid publication of reviewed content to stimulate global debate.

With the official opening on in June 2024, and COMFORT project partner Professor Virginia Dignum at the helm, the AI Policy Lab is poised to make significant contributions to the development of responsible and sustainable AI practices.

Learn more here.