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DFiR debate meeting III: Artificial intelligence and new conditions for research and innovation

DFiR, in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Government, Danish Pioneer Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Center for Foundations, is hosting a series of debates under the heading "Artificial intelligence in research and innovation". Sign up for the third and last event.
  • Time and place
  • When February 28, 2024 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Where Danish National Research Centre for Working Environment, Lersø Parkallé 105, 2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

    The event will be recorded.
    If you are unable to attend the event, you may register below for receiving a link to access the recording after the event.

The third debate is about the conditions for research and innovation, and we will ask whether the emergence of artificial intelligence gives us reason to rethink the organisation of the research and innovation system.

In the existing system, researchers spend a lot of resources on assessing and evaluating each other. This applies to application and grant processes as well as to the procedures connected to publishing, e.g. in journals or books. This system was developed at a time when there was far less research and when individual researchers could be expected to have an overview of a much broader research front. This is not the reality today, where few people have the opportunity to have deep insight across fields. The current system is costly and the many rejections of grant applications are emphasised as a major challenge for the development and retention of employees at public research institutions. There are also ongoing discussions about whether the current system is fair and leads to the promotion of the best ideas. For innovation efforts, companies spend a lot of time applying for funding through systems that operate with relatively long processing times. This is a hindrance to a well-functioning innovation promotion system.

The debate will be a discussion of whether artificial intelligence can be used in the future development of the conditions for research activities. This includes peer review and publication patterns, as well as application and grant structures. Can artificial intelligence change our crediting and resource allocation traditions and for example develop alternatives to inefficient application processes? We will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by foundations, institutions and publishers.


Panel discussion:

  • CEO Casper Wilstrup, Abzu,
  • SVP Lene Oddershede, Novo Nordisk Fonden Oleg Ruchayskiy. COO, Co-founder
  • Co-founder Oleg Ruchayskiy, Prophy Science
  • More names to follow

The debate will be moderated by member Tine Jess, Danish Council for Research and Innovation Policy.


Anders Kamp Høst
Tlf.: +45 72 31 80 92
Email: akho@ufm.dk

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