The HumanE AI Net brings together top European research centres, universities and key industrial champions into a network of centres of excellence that goes beyond a narrow definition of AI and combines world-leading AI competence with key players in related areas such as HCI, cognitive science, social sciences and complexity science. This is crucial to develop a truly Human Centric brand of European AI.

We will leverage the synergies between the involved centres of excellence to develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to shape the AI revolution in a direction that is beneficial to humans both individually and societally and adheres to European ethical values and social, cultural, legal, and political norms.

The core challenge is the development of robust, trustworthy AI capable of what “understanding” humans, adapting to complex real-world environments, and appropriately interacting in complex social settings.

The aim is to facilitate AI systems that enhance human capabilities and empower individuals and society as a whole while respecting human autonomy and self-determination.

The HumanE AI Net project will engender the mobilization of a research landscape far beyond direct project funding, involve and engage European industry, reach out to relevant social stakeholders, and create a unique innovation ecosystem that provides a many-fold return on investment for the European economy and society.

We will make the results of the research available to the European AI community through the AI4EU platform and a Virtual Laboratory, develop a series of summer schools, tutorials and MOOCs to spread the knowledge, develop a dedicated innovation ecosystem for transforming research and innovation into an economic impact and value for society, establish an industrial Ph.D. program and involve key industrial players from sectors crucial to the European economy in research agenda definition and results evaluation in relevant use cases.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence & Decision support, Learning, development and adaptation, Knowledge representation and reasoning, Robotic perception, Natural language processing, Human computer interaction, Human Centric AI, Ethical AI, Ubiquitous Computing

Scientific partners include 53 institutions:

1 – Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GMBH (Coordinator), DE
2 – AALTO Korkeakoulusaatio SR, FI
3 – Airbus Defence and Space SAS, FR
4 – Algebraic AI S.L., ES
5 – Athena-Erevnitiko Kentro Kainotomias Stis Technologies Tis Pliroforias, Ton Epikoinonion Kai Tis Gnosis, EL
6 – Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Brne, CZ
7 – Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional De Supercomputacion, ES
8 – Közép-Európai Egyetem (CEU), HU
9 – Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, IT
10 – Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique CNRS, FR
11 – Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior Deinvestigaciones Cientificas, ES
12 – Univerzita Karlova, CZ
13 – Consorzio Internuviersitario Nazionale Informatica, IT
14 – Eotvos Lorand Tudomanyegyetem, HU
15 – Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, CH
16 – Fondazione Bruno Kessler, IT
18 – Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V., DE
19 – Generali Italia S.p.A., IT
20 – German Entrepreneurship GMBH, DE
21 – INESC TEC – Instituto De Engenhariade Sistemas E Computadores, Tecnologia E Ciencia, PT
23 – Institut National De Recherche En Informatique Et Automatique, FR
24 – Instituto Superior Tecnico, PT
25 – Institut Jozef Stefan, SI
26 – Knowledge 4 All Foundation, UK
27 – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen, DE
28 – Orebro University, SE
29 – Philips Electronics Nederland B.V., NL
30 – SAP SE, DE
31 – Sorbonne Universite, FR
33 – Thales Six Gts France SAS, FR
34 – Telefonica Investigacion Y Desarrollo SA, ES
36 – Technische Universitat Berlin, DE
37 – Turkiye Bilimsel Ve Teknolojik Arastirma Kurumu, TR
38 – Technische Universiteit Delft, NL
39 – Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, DE
40 – Technische Universitaet Wien, AT
41 – University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork, IE
42 – Kobenhavns Universitet, DK
43 – Universite Grenoble Alpes, FR
44 – Universiteit Leiden, NL
45 – Umeå Universitet, SE
46 – Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita Di Bologna, IT
47 – Universita Di Pisa, IT
48 – University College London, UK
49 – Uniwersytet Warszawski, PL
50 – The University of Sussex, UK
51 – Universidad Pompeu Fabra, ES
52 – Vrije Universteit Brussel, BE
53 – Volkswagen AG, DE