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Harnessing the Power of Artificial Intelligence (AI): Advancing Psychological Science and Practice


  • Piet Bester, South Africa, is interested in AI and has researched the 4th Industrial Revolution and AI. He will steer the conversation by drawing on his experience with AI in the military environment to synthesize and integrate the discussion.


In this panel discussion, the participants will embark on a journey into the intersection of two dynamic fields: artificial intelligence (AI) and psychology. The rapid advancements in AI technology have opened up new frontiers in psychology research, clinical practice and societal applications, offering unprecedented opportunities to advance our understanding of human cognition, emotion, and behaviour. From predictive modelling to personalized interventions, the integration of AI holds immense promise for transforming psychological research, assessment, and clinical practice. However, with these advancements come ethical considerations, methodological challenges, and questions about the future role of psychologists in the digital age. In this way, a future can be envisioned where technology and psychology converge to address society’s complex challenges.

1. How is AI currently being utilized in psychological science and practice?

2. What are the ethical considerations surrounding the use of AI in psychology, particularly in areas such as data privacy, bias mitigation, accountability and informed consent?

3. What are the potential benefits and limitations of incorporating AI in psychological assessment and diagnosis?

4. What are the future directions of AI in psychology, and how can interdisciplinary collaborations (with, e.g. computer programmers) drive innovation and progress in the field?

By joining us in this dynamic and engaging discussion on the intersection of AI and psychology, one can explore these thought-provoking discussions from various perspectives, such as research, ethics, clinical applications and societal applications. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversation, contribute to gaining insight into this field, and be able to explore innovative approaches to integrating AI into our work environment.

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