HumanE AI Network


The HumanE AI Net brings together top European research centers, universities and key industrial champions into a network of centers of excellence that goes beyond a narrow definition of AI and combines world leading AI competence with key players in related areas such as HCI, cognitive science, social sciences and complexity science. This is crucial to develop a truly Human Centric brand of European AI. We will leverage the synergies between the involved centers of excellence to develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to shape the AI revolution in a direction that is beneficial to humans both individually and societally, and adheres to European ethical values and social, cultural, legal, and political norms. The core challenge is the development of robust, trustworthy AI capable of what “understanding” humans, adapting to complex real-world environments, and appropriately interacting in complex social settings. The aim is to facilitate AI systems that enhance human capabilities and empower individuals and society as a whole while respecting human autonomy and self-determination. The HumanE AI Net project will engender the mobilization of a research landscape far beyond direct project funding, involve and engage European industry, reach out to relevant social stakeholders, and create a unique innovation ecosystem that provides a many fold return on investment for the European economy and society. We will make the results of the research available to the European AI community through the AI4EU platform and a Virtual Laboratory, develop a series of summer schools, tutorials and MOOCs to spread the knowledge, develop a dedicated innovation ecosystem for transforming research and innovation into an economic impact and value for society, establish an industrial Ph.D. program and involve key industrial players from sectors crucial to European economy in research agenda definition and results evaluation in relevant use cases.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Paolo Torroni

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria
Dipartimento di Matematica
Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche e Neuromotorie
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali

Deutsches Forschungszentrum Fur Kunstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (Dfki)(Germany)

Other Participants:
Airbus Defence And Space S.A. (Spain)
Uniwersytet Warszawski - University Of Warsaw (Poland)
University Of Orebro Jps (Sweden)
Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich (Switzerland)
University Of Copenhagen (Denmark)
Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Fraunhofer Ipa (Germany)
Eötvös Loránd Tudomanyegyetem - Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Algebraic Ai Sl (Spain)
Technische Universität Wien (Austria)
C.N.R.S. Delegation Centre-Est (France)
Sorbonne Universite (France)
Thales Six Gts France Sas (France)
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique (France)
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (Csic) (Spain)
Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo S.A. Unipersonal (Spain)
Ucl University College London (United Kingdom)
University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
Knowledge 4 All Foundation Lbg (United Kingdom)
Univerzita Karlova - Charles University (Czech Republic)
Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Brne-Technical University Of Brno (Czech Republic)
Università di PISA (Italy)
Cini-Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale Per L'Informatica (Italy)
Tilde Sia (Latvia)
Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands)
Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu (Turkey)
Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Generali Italia S.P.A. (Italy)
Technische Universiteit Delft - Delft University Of Technology (Netherlands)
Ing Groep Nv (Netherlands)
Instituto Superior Tecnico - Universidade Tecnica De Lisboa (Portugal)
Sap Se (Germany)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen (Lmu) (Germany)
Fortiss GmbH (Germany)
Technische Universität Berlin (Germany)
Inesc Tec - Instituto De Engenharia De Sistemas E Computadores Tecnologia E Ciencia (Portugal)
CEU GMBH Central European University (Austria)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Athina-Erevnitiko Kentro Kainotomias Stis Technologies Tis Plirofoforias, Ton Epikolnonion Kai Tis Gnosis-Imis Athena Research And Innovation (Greece)
University College Cork (Ireland)
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional De Supercomputacion (Spain)
Umea Universitet (Sweden)
Volkswagen Ag (Germany)
German Entrepreneurship Gmbh (Germany)
Stichting Vu (Netherlands)
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (Netherlands)
Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
Aalto University Foundation (Finland)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 11.996.875,00
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/09/2020
End Date: 31/08/2023

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952026 This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952026