Forum | 17 September 2021

The Sparks! Forum was held on 17 September 2021 at CERN. It brought together experts from diverse fields for discussions around the theme “Future Intelligence”.

Discussions were moderated by facilitators knowledgeable in collaborative methodologies and recorded by journalists. This content informed the program of the Public Event and will be made available to the public through a summary report.



cover Machine Learning: Science and Technology (MLST) an IOP Publishing multidisciplinary open access journal, is partnering with Sparks!, a multidisciplinary event at CERN taking place September 2021.
MLST is a journal that bridges the application of machine learning across the sciences with advances in machine learning methods and theory as motivated by physical insights.
The discussions from Sparks!, a serendipity forum on innovation, will focus on the future of artificial intelligence. The result of the two-day forum will be published in MLST as a possible roadmap/set of perspectives for conceptual advances motivated by diverse insights.

Themes of the Sparks! Forum

Themes of SPARKS! 2021



The participants to the forum were selected AI professionals, along with neuroscientists, psychologists, philosophers and ethics experts who work or are interested in AI. Together, they brainstormed solutions, matched problems to answers, and prepared some of the content of the second day.

A list of confirmed participants can be found here.