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A European Positive Sum Approach towards AI tools in support of Law Enforcement and safeguarding privacy and fundamental rights

Project description

Artificial intelligence in law enforcement

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing in a wide range of applications, making it the focus of law enforcement agencies (LEA) concerned with safeguarding privacy and fundamental rights. The EU-funded pop AI project will work to boost trust in AI by increasing awareness and current social engagement, consolidating distinct spheres of knowledge by academics and non-academics, and delivering a unified European view and recommendations. The project will create an ecosystem and the structural basis for a sustainable and inclusive European AI hub for LEA. It will use existing knowledge and extensive studies to identify and document the direct and indirect stakeholders from the security and AI sectors as well as their corresponding views while ensuring equitable gender and diversity representation.


"popAI is a 24 month Coordination and Support Action bringing together security practitioners, AI scientists, ethics and privacy researchers, civil society organisations as well as social Sciences and humanities experts with the purpose of consolidating knowledge, exchanging experience and raising awareness in the EU area, under a well-planned work methodology. The core vision of popAI is to foster trust in AI for the security domain via increased awareness, ongoing social engagement, consolidating distinct spheres of knowledge (including theoretical & empirical knowledge by academics & non-academics) and offering a unified European view across LEAs, and specialised knowledge outputs (recommendations, roadmaps, etc), while creating an ecosystem that will form the structural basis for a sustainable and inclusive European AI hub for Law Enforcement.
popAI approaches the call requirements under a sustainable ecosystem perspective, aiming to create cross disciplinary ecosystem AI-LEA ethics hubs. First, we aim to utilize existing knowledge, but also an extensive set of studies, to identify and record the direct and indirect stakeholders of the ""security and AI"" setting, as well as their respective points of view (concerns, perceived opportunities, challenges). This recording aims to further delve into the dynamic interactions of these stakeholders and ensure appropriate gender and diversity representation in the participatory processes. This way popAI will tap into the rich knowledge of security practitioners, civil society organisations, and citizens, as well as Social Sciences and Humanities experts, to define appropriate interactions and material (e.g. talks, cross-disciplinary reports, workshops, online resources) that will allow co-creation within the ecosystem. Such interaction will empower a Positive Sum viewpoint when participating in innovation processes related to security and AI (from idea inception, to product development and application)."


Net EU contribution
€ 253 625,00
15341 Agia Paraskevi

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Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 253 625,00

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