The research group in Responsible AI was established to study the ethical and societal impact of AI, while supporting policymakers through the development of tools and methodologies to mitigate adverse effects.
We study the ethical and societal impact of AI, through the development of tools and methodologies design, monitor, and develop trustworthy AI systems and applications.
Our research is not only about the development of intelligent systems, but also in understanding the effects of their deployment on our societies. We are working to ensure the ethical application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), both through public engagement and frequent interaction with policymakers, and by facilitating the engineering of Responsible AI.
Our diverse multidisciplinary research programme aims to help all relevant actors to have access to the means and tools to develop, deploy, operate, and govern systems, while taking any ethical, legal, and socio-economics implications into consideration.
The AI research groups at the Department of Computer Science, Umeå University, Sweden, have established a Visiting Fellowship program to foster the development of links with international scholars (at least 5 years post doctorate). This Fellowship is an exciting opportunity for scholars to visit the Department, contribute to its academic life and form new collaborations. The focus of the Fellowship is on the impact of Artificial Intelligence, in the broadest sense, a key strength and unifying feature of the AI cluster, or on a substantive area of interest within AI cluster.
Proposals for collaborative research with members of the AI cluster are especially welcome. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to engage on interaction with members of the cluster prior to submitting their application for visiting fellowship program. We expect to support 3 to 5 fellowships per year.
Applications for visiting fellowship are currently closed. Notifications for fellows in the Fall 2020/Winter 2021 were announced in May 2020.
Fellows for 2020/2021 are:
• Hans Weigand, The Netherlands (postponed to 2021)
• Rui Prada, Portugal (postponed to 2021)
• Mark Klein, USA
• Hans van Ditmarsch, France
• Aurelie Clodic, France
• Catriona Kennedy, UK
• Stephen Cranefield, New Zealand
Seven spin-off companies from Umeå university on the first European AI Startup Landscape Map.
Adlede, a spin off company to Codemill, is behind a new platform to several Danish media houses.
Research companies based on technology for AI at Sweden Innovation Days.
Johanna Björklund receives funding for research on semantic parsing of multimodal data.
Ingeborg Nilsson is one of the responsible for the initiative.
The research project Responsible Artificial INtelligence (RAIN) is supported with a SEK 1,500,000 grant.
Virginia Dignum on the French digital web agency IPFC list of top 50 AI Ethics influencers.
Professor Virginia Dignum's book on AI ranked as one of the best books in computer science 2019.