The co-creation theme focuses on the interactive processes of how people work together in groups and communities to tackle and solve problems related to the digital future. We are interested in, for example, how knowledge in human sciences can be used to contribute to the development of new technologies for the socio-technical futures. It is said that artificial intelligence will destroy jobs in various industries; this is often called ‘creative destruction’. However, it is also said that artificial intelligence creates new possibilities and industries, for example in healthcare. The core question for us is: what are the new forms of collaborative work (i.e. collaboration and co-creation) that in this new situation will strengthen human beings and for example create new jobs? When we are able to identify and describe models for such co-creative processes, they can be generalised and used all around the world. 

Theme leader: Prof. Netta Iivari