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Interactive Natural Language Technology for Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Objective

According to Polanyi's paradox, humans know more than they can explain, mainly due to the huge amount of implicit knowledge they unconsciously acquire trough culture, heritage, etc. The same applies for Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems mainly learnt automatically from data. However, in accordance with EU laws, humans have a right to explanation of decisions affecting them, no matter who (or what AI system) makes such decision. NL4XAI will train 11 creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers (ESRs), who will face the challenge of making AI self-explanatory and thus contributing to translate knowledge into products and services for economic and social benefit, with the support of Explainable AI (XAI) systems. Moreover, the focus of NL4XAI is in the automatic generation of interactive explanations in natural language (NL), as humans naturally do, and as a complement to visualization tools. As a result, ESRs are expected to leverage the usage of AI models and techniques even by non-expert users. Namely, all their developments will be validated by humans in specific use cases, and main outcomes publicly reported and integrated into a common open source software framework for XAI that will be accessible to all the European citizens. In addition, those results to be exploited commercially will be protected through licenses or patents. It is worthy to note that we have selected some of the most prominent European researchers (from both academy and industry) in each of the related fundamental topics and created a joint high quality training program that can be seen as a pyramid with the main research objective (designing and building XAI models) on top. It will be achieved as result of jointly addressing the research objectives in the pyramid base (NL generation and processing for XAI; Argumentation Technology for XAI; Interactive Interfaces for XAI). ESRs are also to be trained in Ethical and Legal issues, as well as in transversal skills.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Address

Colexio De San Xerome Praza Do Obradoiro S/N
15782 Santiago De Compostela

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 501 809,76

Participants (9)

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THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 303 172,56

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 904,88

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 274 802,04

UNIVERSITA TA MALTA

Malta

EU Contribution

€ 237 955,68

UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

INSTYTUT FILOZOFII I SOCJOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 227 478,60

INDRA SOLUCIONES TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 250 904,88

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 265 619,88

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 860621

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 843 888,04

  • EU contribution

    € 2 843 888,04

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Spain