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Smart-wise CHAI (‘Collective Human-Artificial Intelligence’):

from digital disruption to social transformation

The Smart-wise-CHAI 3.0 agenda is based on the idea of ‘Collective Human-Artificial Intelligence’ .  Digital platforms with AI algorithms are hugely powerful and useful – in health, transport, education, culture and many other public services. They can also be disruptive, extractive, alienating, and catalysts for greater inequality & exploitation. So in response – our propositions are two fold:-

  • AI is an existential challenge  to society – the ‘collective human intelligence’  must get its act together or die…
  • The combined concept of CHAI (‘Collective Human-Artificial Intelligence’) provides a concept ‘mind-scape’ and pathway mapping for ways forward….

This session aims to build on the previous (Smart-wise cities 3.0 and Smart-wise Local 3.0 ):  and also the ongoing dialogue with the International AI City Forum in Shanghai, at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference, with the Shanghai Smart City Development Institute –  (July 9th). in this session we explore emerging opportunities on the human / digital frontier of ‘how society works’ – public services, governance & wider civil society, social enterprise.  We focus on:

  • ‘Smarter’ forms of digital governance & social enterprise: gaming, mapping, platforming – with inter-connections to –
  • ‘Wiser’ forms of human governance & social enterprise: collaborative, learning, inclusive etc – which grow the ‘collective local intelligence’

Date: Friday 22nd October 2021

  • (0915 – virtual coffee at the 3D Smart-wise gallery –
  • 0930 – part 1: panel discussion & dialogue
  • 1100 – part 2: interactive workshop with potential co-authors
  • (1200 – virtual coffee at the 3D Smart-wise gallery –


  • Sir Geoff Mulgan CBE, Professor of Collective Intelligence, Public Policy and Social Innovation at UCL
  • Yanuar Nugroho, Strategic Advisor to UNDP Indonesia: ISEAS Singapore: formerly Executive Office of the President of Indonesia
  • Prof. Souvanic Roy, Founder-Director of School of Ecology, Infrastructure and Human Settlement Management, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur
  • Prof.James Evans, Head of Dept Geography, University of Manchester

Registration on eventbrite

Further details – Smart-wise folder