HumanIA – Humanistic and multidisciplinary studies and research on artificial intelligence
However, although the prospects for innovation linked to the development of AI still seem unlimited, it is essential to consider the ethical and social issues linked to these new technological developments and to ensure harmonious, just and respectful social appropriation. AI also induces important changes in our various human practices, particularly in art, education and communications, which do not let us spare any critical reflection.
In this context, HumanIA enables IA work to be directed towards the common good by promoting interdisciplinary synergies. Focused on the humanistic aspects of AI, HumanIA is active in theoretical and partnership research, knowledge transfer (notably through continuing education) and community services. The group’s expertise in the various fields of “humanities” (ethics, social sciences, arts and sciences) applied to the development and social appropriation of AI contributes to UQAM’s international influence. Indeed, while other institutions stand out for their research aimed mainly at the technological development of AI, HumanIA’s vocation is to constitute a world reference pole for the study of AI from a distinctly humanistic perspective.