Ruopeng An, Ph.D., MPP, FACE, FAAHB
Associate Professor, Faculty Lead in Public Health Sciences
Fellow, American College of Epidemiology
Fellow, American Academy of Health Behavior
Brown School and Division of Computational & Data Sciences
Join us for a deep dive into the intertwining realms of artificial intelligence and social work. This presentation will cast a spotlight on the historical and philosophical foundations of social work, setting them against the canvas of technological advancements. Attendees will be navigated through the dynamic terrain of AI applications, emphasizing their resonance in social work education, research, and practice, all illuminated by compelling real-world case studies. The potential biases and harms AI could manifest in social work while offering solutions to protect the profession’s integrity and values will also be addressed. Finally, we’ll consider a future where AI seamlessly integrates with social work, posing pressing questions on the evolution of social workers’ roles and safeguarding our unwavering commitment to social justice.