FCAI Society

FCAI Society is an interdisciplinary group of experts with the goal of analysing AI technology as a social and societal game changer. Founded in March of 2018, FCAI Society has sought experts from philosophy, ethics, sociology, legal studies, psychology and art to explore the impact AI will have in all aspects of our lives.

FCAI Society will work, first and foremost, by facilitating dialogue both between technical AI researchers, humanists and social scientists, but also the general public. This means taking part in public events around the subject, providing expert council and sparring for public AI ventures, and promoting public discourse by way of publications and an upcoming podcast series.

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Current FCAI Society Members:

Aku Visala – Academy Research Fellow, theology (University of Helsinki)
Anna-Mari Rusanen – University Lecturer, digital humanities (University of Helsinki)
Antti “Jogi” Poikola – Researcher, computer science (Aalto) & Co-leader of the AI Accelerator
Antti Kauppinen – Professor, philosophy (University of Helsinki)
Arto Laitinen – Professor, philosophy (University of Tampere)
Göte Nyman – Professor Emeritus, psychology (University of Helsinki)
Hanna Haaslahti – Artist
Jaakko Kuorikoski – Professor, philosophy (University of Tampere)
Jaakko Lehtinen – Professor, computer science (Aalto)
Kasperi Mäki-Reinikka – Artist
Krista Lagus – Professor, digital social science (University of Helsinki)
Lauri Oksanen – VP Research and Technology, Nokia Solutions and Networks
Leo Kärkkäinen – Nokia Bell Labs Fellow, Nokia
Matti Nelimarkka – Researcher, computer science (Aalto)
Mika Pantzar – Professor, consumer research (University of Helsinki)
Minna Huotilainen – Professor, pedagogics (University of Helsinki)
Minna Ruckenstein – Professor, consumer research (University of Helsinki)
Osmo Soininvaara – Statistician, former government minister and member of parliament, Helsinki city council member
Patrik Floréen – University Lecturer, computer science (University of Helsinki)
Pekka Mäkelä – Coordinator, philosophy (University of Helsinki)
Petri Ihantola – Professor, pedagogics (University of Helsinki)
Petri Myllymäki – Professor, computer science (University of Helsinki)
Petri Ylikoski – Professor, science and technology studies (University of Helsinki)
Raija Koivisto – Principal Scientist (VTT)
Raul Hakli – University Researcher, philosophy (University of Helsinki)
Riikka Koulu – Professor, legal studies (University of Helsinki)
Samuel Kaski – Academy Professor, computer science (Aalto)
Sara Heinämaa – Professor, philosophy (University of Jyväskylä)
Teemu Roos – Professor, computer science (University of Helsinki)
Timo Honkela – Professor, digital humanities (University of Helsinki)
Turo-Kimmo Lehtonen – Professor, sociology (University of Tampere)

The group will not remain fixed but expand and change according to the goals, research interests and ongoing projects within FCAI. This way we can have insight into the ways AI methods will live on and be taken up different societal settings. FCAI Society will also remain open to future research collaborations.

The group is co-ordinated by Jaakko Lehtinen and Patrik Floréen and supported by Kaisa Pekkala and Santeri Räisänen. In addition to the FCAI Society members, other FCAI researchers are welcome to participate in the work. 


FCAI Society News


November 14, 2018


Set up in early 2018, FCAI Society has now brought together a multidisciplinary group of researchers and artists working on artificial intelligence and its wide impact in society.  


March 27, 2018


As we pursue a holistic view of artificial intelligence across scientific borders, FCAI has sought experts from philosophy, ethics, sociology, legal studies, psychology and art to explore the impact AI will have in all aspects of our lives.