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How can research on AI be used to combat child sexual abuse?

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Dec 05

Date and time: 5 December 2023, 10:00 – 13:00 CET
Title: How can research on AI be used to combat child sexual abuse?
Where: Digital Futures hub, Osquars Backe 5, floor 2 at KTH main campus OR Zoom

A maximum of 50 participants are onsite at Digital Futures. The registration deadline is 28 November. First come first service. LUNCH will be provided free of charge for the first 50 registered participants.

For onsite participation, please register here:

If you are unable to participate onsite, you are welcome to join us via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455

This event is co-sponsored by Digital Futures. 

How can researchers help protect children from sexual abuse? What do the current research and initiatives look like in this area?

Welcome to this interactive seminar by the World Childhood Foundation, where we dive into how a multidisciplinary approach to AI can combat child sexual abuse. With examples from international research initiatives and Swedish cross-sectoral projects, we aim to provide insight into the complexity of preventing child sexual abuse, along with inspiring discussions on data availability and finding ways forward.

This seminar is mainly aimed at researchers and doctoral students within theoretical and applied AI and Machine Learning, Data Science, as well as Social Sciences, Child Rights and Health Science. It is however open to anyone who is interested in the subject matter.

For those interested in exploring the topic further, we also provide information on resources available under the Stella Polaris AI hub.


10:00  Welcome & Introduction

10:05  Seminar starts


10:50  Seminar continues

11:40  Group discussion and Closing remarks

12:00  LUNCH & TALK

13:00 End of Day

Questions? Please contact Erika Olsson, Project coordinator at Stella Polaris, by sending a mail to

About World Childhood Foundation
World Childhood Foundation has been working to prevent sexual abuse of children since 1999. We support local organisations to develop new and innovative approaches to help children and families at risk in Sweden and abroad. In 2021, we started Stella Polaris, a Swedish hub where children’s rights and artificial intelligence (AI) meet to encourage, coordinate, and intensify AI-related initiatives to fight child sexual abuse. By bringing together actors with a wide range of expertise, we are accelerating the development and application of concrete AI solutions. Stella Polaris is financed by the Swedish Postcode Lottery.