HumanAI Posts

The periodic technical report for the HumaneAI Network successfully submitted to EU reviewers

After the HumaneAI project setup phase, initiating the internal and external collaboration mechanisms the first 18 months were focused on engaging with the research questions posed in the proposal within WPs 1-5 and conducting a series of concrete high-impact activities to connect to the community. Nearly 70 micro projects spanning the large majority of the project partners have been initiated resulting in 82 project publications, incl. Nature, PNAS, Phys.Rev, Artificial Intelligence etc papers.

A major result of this work has been the updated research agenda which includes a novel conceptual framework for human-AI collaboration, a notion of shared representations centered around of narratives and the expansion of the definition of AI trustworthiness and explainability in terms of human-computer interaction (systems that humans (both individually and as a society) feel they understand and are comfortable trusting rather than systems that “only” fulfill certain hard technical specification).

Organizing the Dagstuhl Workshop on Human-Centered AI Perspectives

Dagstuhl Report

Frank van Harmelen, Wendy Mackay and K4A director John Shawe-Taylor with the help of Virginia Dignum co-organized and ran the Human-Centred AI Perspectives Workshop at Dagstuhl from 26 June to 1 July, 2022, with 22 participants.

Society is undergoing a revolution in artificial intelligence (AI), with huge potential benefits, but also major risks for individuals and society. Increasingly, trust in the development, deployment, and the use of AI and autonomous systems concerns not only the technology’s inherent properties, but also the socio-technical systems of which they are part of, that is, the people, organisations, and societal environments in which systems are developed, implemented, and used. Currently, major challenges include the lack of fundamental theory and models to analyse and ensure that systems are aligned with human values and ethical principles, accountable, open to inspection, and understandable to diverse stakeholders. Furthermore, there is no doubt that this technological shift will have revolutionary effects on human life and society.

The goal of this Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshops was to contribute to shape that revolution, to provide the scientific and technological foundations for designing and deploying AI systems that work in partnership with human beings, to enhance human capabilities rather than replace human intelligence. Fundamentally new solutions are needed for core research problems in AI and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially to help people understand actions recommended or performed by AI systems and to facilitate meaningful interaction between humans and AI systems.

June 26 – July 1 , 2022, Dagstuhl Perspectives Workshop 22262

Making artificial intelligence human-centric at the first post-pandemic HumaneAI-Net consortium meeting in person

This was the EU-funded HumanE-AI-Net project meeting which brought together leading European research centres, universities and industrial enterprises into a network of centres of excellence. Leading global artificial intelligence (AI) laboratories collaborate with key players in areas, such as human-computer interaction, cognitive, social and complexity sciences. The project is looking forward to drive researchers out of their narrowly focused field and connect them with people exploring AI on a much wider scale. The challenge is to develop robust, trustworthy AI systems that can ‘understand’ humans, adapt to complex real-world environments and interact appropriately in complex social settings. HumanE-AI-Net will lay the foundations for designing the principles for a new science that will make AI based on European values and closer to Europeans.

Setting up a European Network of AI Excellence Centres

The HumaneAI project, delivering the roadmap for a new science in Artificial Intelligence, has met in Den Haag, the Netherlands in order to understand the scope for the H2020 call on European Network of Artificial Intelligence Excellence Centres.

HumaneAI interview series: Ville Mäkelä, LMU München

Ville Mäkelä, LMU München
Ville Mäkelä, LMU München

My blue sky project for AI is to make better humans, to improve the quality of life, to enable humans to do things that they perhaps couldn’t do before, to make people better than the best people out there currently.

Organized by HumaneAI, Paris, France, June 2019 ‏‏#artificialintelligence  #videolectures

HumaneAI interview series: Giuseppe Manco, Research ICAR-CNR

Giuseppe Manco, Research ICAR-CNR
Giuseppe Manco, Research ICAR-CNR

My bluesky project is to have the possibility of AI enhancing user experience.

Organized by HumaneAI, Paris, France, June 2019 ‏‏#artificialintelligence  #videolectures

HumaneAI interview series: Andrea Passarella, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica

Andrea Passarella, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica
Andrea Passarella, Istituto di Informatica e Telematica

My bluesky project is to understand what is the interplay between huge amount of small pieces of AI, that work together to build a collective AI system.

Organized by HumaneAI, Paris, France, June 2019 ‏#artificialintelligence  #videolectures

HumaneAI interview series: Marco Pistore, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Marco Pistore, Fondazione Bruno Kessler
Marco Pistore, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

My bluesky project is to fund bottom-up research in order to make it robust and solve the problems we will face in the next years.

Organized by HumaneAI, Paris, France, June 2019 ‏‏#artificialintelligence  #videolectures

HumaneAI interview series: Sirko Straube, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Sirko Straube, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Sirko Straube, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

My bluesky project is to really integrate AI into a society.

Organized by HumaneAI, Paris, France, June 2019 ‏‏#artificialintelligence  #videolectures

HumaneAI interview series: Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Frank van Harmelen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

My dream for the Human AI project is to build myself a colleague. I want AI to be my scientific colleague.

Organized by HumaneAI, Paris, France, June 2019 ‏‏#artificialintelligence  #videolectures