The envisioned Humane AI project AI will create technologies that synergistically work with humans, seamlessly fit in with our complex social settings and dynamically adapt to changes in our environment. It will develop world-leading insights and AI technologies, from fundamental algorithms, through methods specific to concrete applied AI domains such as Computer Vision, Robotics, IoT, Language  technologies and multi Agent Systems all the way up to disruptive AI applications and broadly usable platforms.

Core innovations will be:

  1. Tools for enhancing human cognitive capabilities, channeling human creativity, inventiveness and intuition and empowering humans to make important decisions in a more informed way
  2. AI systems that can intelligently interact with and within complex social settings and seamlessly adapt to changing, open-ended environments
  3. Explainable, transparent, validated and thus trustworthy AI systems that will help us more effectively deal with the complexity of a networked globalized world and ways to embed values, ethics, privacy and security as core design considerations in all AI systems and applications.

To ensure broad and lasting socio-economic impact in areas which are important to Europe and its citizens on top of the basic research we will implemented dedicated impact-oriented work packages in domains such as Society and Policy, Industry 4.0, Sustainability and Energy, Finance, Science & Education, Health and Mobility/Automotive.

To realize the Humane AI vision the consortium has lined up key European players and brought the relevant community on board to mobilize the critical mass needed for success. Many of the partners have strong interdisciplinary research track records, and several PIs on this project hold ERC grants, documenting scientific excellence. With their capability, networks and experience, we have a solid plan to bring the remaining players into the flagship activity during the preparatory action phase.