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Collaborative Intelligence for Safety Critical systems

Project description

An inter-disciplinary skill set for a 'human-centric' approach to artificial intelligence

The concept of collaborative intelligence has been gaining ground in recent years as it relates to the seamless synergy between humans and artificial intelligence (AI), which is crucial in many emerging sectors. The EU-funded CISC project aims to train 14 world-leading collaborative intelligence scientists in safety-critical situations and provide a blueprint for postgraduate training in this area. The development of collaborative intelligence systems requires an interdisciplinary skill set blending expertise across AI, human factors, neuroergonomics and system safety engineering. The scientists will be trained in modelling system behaviour dynamics, designing and implementing processes capable of monitoring interactions between automated systems and the humans that will use them, employing data analytics and AI to create new automation paradigms and managing the legal and ethical implications associated with physiology-recording wearable sensors and human performance data in AI algorithms.

Objective

"The European Commission ""The European Commission’s guidelines on ethics in artificial intelligence"" (AI), published in April 2019, recognised the importance of a 'human-centric' approach to AI that is respectful of European values. Dedicated training schemes to prepare for the integration of ‘human-centric’ AI into European innovation and industry are now needed. AIs should be able to collaborate with (rather than replace) humans. Safety critical applications of AI technology are ‘human-in-the-loop’ scenarios, where AI and humans work together, as manufacturing processes, IoT systems, and critical infrastructures. The concept of Collaborative Intelligence is essential in these scenarios. The CISC EID will nurture and train 14 world class-leading Collaborative Intelligence Scientists for safety critical situations and provide a blue-print for postgraduate training in this area. The development of Collaborative Intelligence systems requires an interdisciplinary skill set blending expertise across AI, Human Factors, Neuroergonomics and System Safety Engineering. This inter-disciplinary skill-set is not catered for in traditional training courses at any level. The CISC training programme will develop Collaborative Intelligence Scientists with the expertise and skill set necessary to carry-out the major tasks required to develop a Collaborative Intelligence system: (1) Modelling the dynamics of system behaviours for the production processes, IoT systems, and critical infrastructures (System Safety Engineering); (2) Designing and implementing processes capable of monitoring interactions between automated systems and the humans destined to use them (Human Factors/Neuroergonomics); (3) Using data analytics and AI to create novel human-in-the-loop automation paradigms to support decision making and/or anticipate critical scenarios; and, (4) Managing the Legal and Ethical implications in the use of physiology-recording wearable sensors and human performance data in AI algorithms."

Coordinator

TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 778 272,24
Address
NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD 191 PARK HOUSE GRANGEGORMAN
D07 EWV4 Dublin
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 778 272,24

Participants (12)