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Published: 2020-09-15

AI in higher education funded by EU

NEWS Researchers at Umeå University funded by EU for trustworthy AI project in higher education.

Text: Mikael Hansson

The main objective of the newly funded project Trust AI, is to assist universities and higher education institutions to radically improve their AI teaching to emphasize the ethical and values-based components and to reach students from all disciplines, especially those from business, public policy and social science disciplines who will also shape how AI is deployed.

“Higher education must play a role in contributing to cutting-edge, safe, ethical AI. It is up to us to prepare young people with advanced programming skills, but also to prepare all students to understand the implications of AI and ensure it is put to good use,” Juan Carlos Nieves, associate professor at the Department of Computing Science, says.

The research group at Umeå University consists of Juan Carlos Nieves, professor Virginia Dignum, and postdoctoral fellows Andrea Aler Tubella and Andreas Theodorou.

The project is funded by Erasmus+, the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe, with 279.168 EUR for the whole consortium from Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden. The coordination is done by the Spanish partner.

The project will run from 2020 to 2022.