TRACK 1: The AI revolution and its implications for business and society
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the hot topic of 2023. Following the introduction of ChatGPT at the end of 2022, the topic has raised not only substantial interest in academia and among public- and private-sector professionals, but also doubts and fears. Given the wealth of developments related to and debates surrounding generative AI, the objective of this track is to demystify the topic by studying and overviewing its true present and future impact on organizations and society. Accordingly, the track is open to papers overviewing AI readiness, i.e. the preconditions of its successful adoption in industry and society; technical and organizational challenges to AI adoption, e.g. data, interpretability, scalability, and security, as well as talent attraction, integration, and change management; AI and its potential benefits for collectivities and citizens in the Global North and Global South; and AI and its global implications in terms of job content, organizational setting, inclusion, sustainability, and innovation emergence.
Keywords: artificial intelligence (AI), generative AI, business, industry, society, AI readiness, data, interoperatibility