Foundations of Trustworthy AI - Integrating Reasoning, Learning and Optimization


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and all the key digital technologies that are subsumed by the term AI today are an essential part of the answers to many of the daunting challenges that we are facing. AI will impact the everyday lives of citizens as well as all business sectors. To maximize the opportunities and minimize the risks, Europe focuses on human-centered Trustworthy AI, and is taking important steps towards becoming the worldwide centre for Trustworthy AI. Trustworthiness however still requires significant basic research, and it is clear that the only way to achieve this is through the integration of learning, optimisation and reasoning, as neither approach will be sufficient on its own. The purpose of TAILOR is to build a strong academic-public-industrial research network with the capacity of providing the scientific basis for Trustworthy AI leveraging and combining learning, optimization and reasoning for realizing AI systems that incorporate the safeguards that make them in the reliable, safe, transparent and respectful of human agency and expectations. Not only the mechanisms to maximize benefits, but also those for minimizing harm. The network will be based on a number of innovative state-of-the-art mechanisms. A multi-stakeholder strategic research and innovation research roadmap coordinates and guides the research in the five basic research programs. Each program forming virtual research environments with many of the best AI researchers in Europe addressing the major scientific challenges identified in the roadmap. A collection of mechanisms supporting innovation, commercialization and knowledge transfer to industry. To support network collaboration TAILOR provides mechanisms such as AI-Powered Collaboration Tools, a PhD program, and training programs. A connectivity fund to support active dissemination across Europe through for example allowing the network to grow and to support the scientific stepping up of more research groups.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Michela Milano

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria

Linkopings Universitet(Sweden)

Other Participants:
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (Csic) (Spain)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg (Germany)
Robert Bosch Gmbh (Germany)
National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens (Greece)
Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands)
Technische Universitaet Graz (Austria)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
Rheinisch Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen - Rwth (D) (Germany)
Fraunhofer Ipa (Germany)
Volkswagen Ag (Germany)
Bar Ilan University - Research Authority (Israel)
Università Studi Trento (Italy)
Luxembourg Institute Of Health (Luxembourg)
Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)
Epfl Ecole Politechnique Federale De Lausanne (Switzerland)
Imperial College Of Science Technology And Medicine (United Kingdom)
Slovenske Centrum Pre Vyskum Umelej Inteligencie - Slovak Ai (Slovak Republic)
Cea-Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives (France)
Université d'Artois (France)
Deutsches Forschungszentrum Fur Kunstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (Dfki) (Germany)
Technische Universiteit Delft - Delft University Of Technology (Netherlands)
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Spain)
Universidad de Málaga (Spain)
Lancaster University - Ulanc (United Kingdom)
Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze - Fakulta Jaderna A Fyzikalne Inzenyrska (Czech Republic)
Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa (Italy)
Instituto Superior Tecnico - Universidade Tecnica De Lisboa (Portugal)
University Of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Tieto Finland Oy (Finland)
Electricite De France S.A. (France)
Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et En Automatique (France)
Zf Friedrichshafen Ag (Germany)
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Tno (Netherlands)
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (Netherlands)
Universitat Basel (Switzerland)
Univerzita Karlova - Charles University (Czech Republic)
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche (Italy)
Centraal Bureau Voor De Statistiek (Netherlands)
Politechnika Poznanska (Poland)
Abb Schweiz Ag (Switzerland)
Université Grenoble Alpes (France)
Technische Universität Darmstadt Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt (Germany)
University College Cork (Ireland)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Cini-Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale Per L'Informatica (Italy)
University Of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Università  di PISA (Italy)
"Sapienza" Universita' Di Roma (Italy)
Eindhoven University Of Technology - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
C.N.R.S. Delegation Centre-Est (France)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 12.000.000,00
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.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952215