Meet the team behind European AI

Artificial Intelligence is made by us humans, European researchers and citizens, who care deeply about the future of AI in Europe and its use for the benefit of all Europeans. The researchers in HumaneAI are coming from 12 European member states, 35 institutions across many scientific disciplines and several AI communities. Therefore, we want to present each person involved in the designing of our Human-Centered approach for a better future research in European AI.

Paul Lukowicz, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

My blue sky project for AI in Europe would be developing blue sky technology that could at a certain stage interact with humans in a social context in such a way that people would accept it as an equal and helpful partner

Viviana Gropengiesser, German Entrepreneurship GmbH

My bluesky project for AI in Europe would be to educate on all levels what opportunities we have and what is happening and bring people together to create something that everyone participated in or can participate in the future and change the future to something we all want to live in

Albrecht Schmidt, LMU Munich

My bluesky project for AI in Europe would be to integrate our abilities as humans to perceive, think and create with the technology and use AI as a tool to make us smarter, to perform things we couldn’t do before.

Helena Lindgren, Umeå University

My bluesky project for AI in Europe, for people, for society it would be to use cognitive tools for individuals is a system that can help individuals cope with everyday living and working, managing stress and everyday conflicts and interests in your daily life.

John Shawe-Taylor, University College London, UNESCO Chair in AI

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to use its cultural diversity and create a collaborative set of experience that is bringing together very different communities but ones that respect and encourage that individuality in others.

Wendy Mackay, INRIA

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to use AI in service of human beings and particularly in human creativity.

Holger Hoos, Leiden University

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to automate to a large extent the development, customisation and deployment and running of AI.

Chiara Boldrini, National Research Council of Italy

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to fix the problem of the lack of data.

James Crowley, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to build systems that collaborate and understand people as individuals. That understand what they understand, to see what they see and to see what they don’t see, so that they can offer advice, assistance and services to help them be more effective.

Fosca Giannotti, Research ISTI-CNR

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to have an AI and machine learning methods that always offers a human understandable explanation of the decisions they suggest, by taking the human in the loop and express such explanation in language that different kind of users may have depending by their context.

Philipp Slusallek, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is the idea of modelling the world to create artificial synthetic scenes that incorporate  changes in human motion so we can train them into AI systems.

Virginia Dignum, Umeå University

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is designing optimal AI, meaning that AI is optimal for people and that is trustworthy, ethical, responsible and will take accountability and transparency into account.

Marko Grobelnik, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, JSI

My blue sky projects for AI in Europe would be two, the first to predict future events in society and the other to create broad AI with common sense reasoning.

Catholijn Jonker, TU Delft

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to create methods for mass deliberation to make sure that everyone that is part of our society can really understand what the debate is about, to work together and understand each other and form that point of view hopefully find new solutions to the problems our society faces.

Luc Steels, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

My blue sky project would be to bring together the people in Europe who work in arts, design and architecture who actually have a tradition of building human centred technologies or objects, and apply that to designing AI.

Samuel Kaski, Finnish Centre for Artificial Intelligence

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to have a machine, an AI that is able to assist humans in design. By design I mean as in artistic design but also designing of engineering systems, traffic systems, designing which drugs to give people based on what has been measured of the people, etc.

Michael Klein, VU University Amsterdam

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to have an integrated framework where we combine all the knowledge and technologies that we have to understand what people are doing and why.

Alípio Jorge, University of Porto

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to finding ways of discovering semantics and actually understanding what text and words say.

Felix Schoppa, German Entrepreneurship GmbH

My blue sky idea would be using AI for VR and AR applications to educate people all over the world to make them empathise in situations that happen in other parts of the world. To have a worldwide education system and to work towards people understanding people in different situations.

Raja Chatila, Sorbonne University

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to make ai interact with the really world and understand how it can do that efficiently.

Davor Orlic, Knowledge 4 All Foundation

My bluesky project would be to connect all of the machine learning communities across the world into one, a sorts of “machine learners of the world unite” approach. This would mean to build on value but also to protect themselves from other players and play with other players, such as policy makers, etc.

Carles Sierra, Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

My blue sky project is to have people in control. I am not really willing to have let’s say people in the loop, but people in control.

Aart van Halteren, Philips, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

My bluesky project would be to build this cognitive exoskeleton that would allow you to as a patient to really manage your health in a much better way than you would be able to do without it. Staying with your own personal values and be able to get the right support when you need.

Andrzej Nowak, University of Warsaw

My blue sky project for AI in Europe is to make humans better understand their environments, more capable of free choice, and more aware of their consequences.

 

Yvonne Rogers, University College London

My blue sky project is to think about how we can really make a difference to society by providing them with the way to do more complex decision making in a variety of domains and context.

Janin Koch, Aalto University

My bluesky project is how do we actually do collaboration with machines but also within humans

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.

Sirko Straube, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

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

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.

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.

Giuseppe Manco, Research ISTI-CNR

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

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.

Gerardo Iñiguez, Central European University

My blue sky project is to solve with well informant ethical AI.

Juan Durán, TU Delft

My bluesky project is to bring philosophers, sociologists and historians to try to think from a different angles and try to understand how AI works.

Gene Freuder, University College Cork

My bluesky project is to have an electronic avatar of myself and similarly for other individuals.

Patrick Gatellier, Thales

My bluesky project is to connect AI4EU and HumanAI projects as they are both clearly dedicated to better research, better AI results, for the sake of people, for the sake of growth, for the sake of well-beingness.

Stéphane Doncieux, Sorbonne Université

My bluesky project would be first the ability to collect a lot of data, having many robots moving around interacting with humans.

Ron Chrisley, University of Sussex

 My bluesky project is to see AI systems that can not only help us and be very good at perceiving the world, but that could perceive themselves.

Rinzivillo Salvatore, Research ISTI-CNR

My bluesky is to create a model where each individual in society collect some data and make sense of some data in order to bring on a common platform.

Peter Schüller, TU Wien

My blue sky project would be to have a system that can work together with humans to interpret texts.

Bernardo Magnini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler

My bluesky project is a machine able to interact, to conversate on several issues without being too much forced on a specific domain on a specific language, trying to mirror as much as possible what humans do among them.

Luis Leiva, Aalto University

My bluesky project is to understanding the users their context.

Franco Turini, University in Pisa

My bluesky project is democratizing the use of AI tools, which means, make them understandable, usable and having the basic data owned by the people itself.

Victor Paléologue, Sorbonne Université

My bluesky project would be for robots to understand whatever happens in your home.