What Is a Think-In?

A Think-In is an opportunity to get together to share ideas and generate thoughtful and meaningful discussion.

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Watch this short video to familiarise yourself with ADAPT's Citizens' Think-In series:

ADAPT’s Citizens’ Think-Ins are public forums in which people come together to discuss some of the ethical issues we face in the digital age.

You will have the opportunity to interact with researchers at the cutting-edge of AI research and development.

Each Citizens’ Think-In comprises:

  • A short introductory presentation relating to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in society

  • Small-group discussion of technology application scenarios, focusing on possible opportunities, impacts, risks and benefits of the emerging technology

  • Report-out from each group with thoughts and recommendations

  • Whole group reflection and deliberation

You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of AI – we will provide all of the information you need.

Thinking of hosting your own Citizens' Think-In?

Got a topic you’d like to explore using ADAPT’s Citizens’ Think-In format?

Check out our useful guidelines for hosting a Citizens’ Think-In:

Engaging Discussion at ADAPT's Citizens' Think-In