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A computing toolkit for building efficient autonomous applications leveraging humanistic intelligence

Project description

Computing kit for Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence designs computer systems able to perform and automate tasks normally requiring human intelligence or human supervision, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and vehicle guidance. The impact of this development is transformational. The EU-funded TEACHING project addresses the challenge by integrating Artificial Intelligence with fundamental concepts of security and dependability while including feedback from the AI-human-CPSoS interactions. TEACHING aims to develop a human-aware CPSoS for autonomous safety-critical applications, based on a distributed, energy-efficient and dependable Artificial Intelligence. TEACHING is expected to fundamentally impact the development of autonomous safety-critical systems, providing means to improve their safety, dependability and overall acceptability.

Objective

Industry and society are experiencing the transformational impact of the autonomous systems revolution, empowered by automation capabilities offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Cyber-physical Systems of Systems (CPSoS) define a multi-faceted and dynamic environment where autonomy is fundamental to govern the complexity of interactions between the virtual and physical worlds with minimal human intervention. However, even when the most advanced degree of autonomy is exercised, the human is a variable which cannot be left out of the CPSoS equation, particularly in safety critical scenarios like autonomous transportation. TEACHING puts forward a vision of humans at the centre of autonomous CPSoS, by embracing the concept of Humanistic Intelligence, where the cybernetic and biological entities cooperate in a mutual empowerment towards a shared goal and where human feedback becomes a crucial driver for CPSoS adaptivity. TEACHING addresses the challenge by integrating AI with fundamental concepts of security and dependability stemming from the AI-human-CPSoS interactions, and by considering their impact on the underlying computing system. TEACHING develops a human-aware CPSoS for autonomous safety-critical applications, based on a distributed, energy-efficient and dependable AI, leveraging edge computing platforms integrating specialized computing fabric for AI and in-silico support for intelligent cybersecurity. The goal is to design a computing software and system supporting the development and deployment of adaptive and dependable CPSoS applications, allowing to exploit a sustainable human feedback to drive, optimize and personalize the provisioning of the offered services. TEACHING outcomes will fundamentally impact the development of autonomous safety-critical systems, providing means to improve their safety, dependability and overall acceptability. This impact will be demonstrated by TEACHING in two pilots concerning autonomous driving and aviation.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2018-20

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Sub call

H2020-ICT-2019-2

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Net EU contribution
€ 657 371,25
Address
LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
56126 Pisa
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 657 371,25

Participants (10)