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

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.

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