HumaneAI Vision of European Artificial Intelligence

Turing defined intelligence as human-level performance at interaction. However, original Turing test envisaged interaction via questions typed into a text-only teletype. Modern technology allows us to extend Turing’s challenge to systems that exhibit human-level performance at interaction with people, with the physical world and with other artificial systems through multiple modes of perception and action. The goal of Humane AI is to harness the emergence of enabling technologies for human-level interaction to empower individuals and society, by providing new abilities to perceive and understand complex phenomena, to individually and collectively solve problems, and to empower individuals with new abilities for creativity and experience.

The Humane AI community seeks to create the foundations for AI systems that empower people and society. Our goal is to provide enabling technologies for systems that seamlessly fit in with complex social settings and dynamically adapt to changes in our environment to empower people. This will require innovations in a broad spectrum of areas including Machine Learning, Computer Vision, Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, Natural Language Processing and Conversational AI. In particular, HumanE AI, enable the emergence of a new paradigm for Collaborative Humane Computer Interaction based on a convergence of HCI with Machine Learning.

Core innovations should include

  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 within complex social settings and operative in open-ended environments
  3. Enabling technologies for explainable, transparent, validated and trustworthy AI systems and
  4. New approaches to embed value based ethics and European Cultural, Legal and social values as core design considerations in all AI systems and applications.

HumanE AI must develop the scientific and technological foundations for artificial intelligence that is beneficial to humans and humanity, in accordance with European ethical, social, and cultural values. The core challenge is the development of robust, trustworthy AI systems that understand humans, adapt to human environments, and behave appropriately in social situations. Our overall goal is to develop a technology for artificial intelligence that enhances human abilities and empower individuals and society.

Achieving this vision requires new solutions to fundamental scientific questions—not just within narrow classical AI silos, but at the intersections of AI disciplines such as learning, reasoning, and perception with scientific domains including human-computer interaction, cognitive science, and the social sciences.