Foundations of Trustworthy AI - Integrating Reasoning, Learning and Optimization

The TAILOR project was selected by the European Commission in the ICT-48-2020 call for proposals "Towards a vibrant European network of AI excellence centres" to form a strong research network of academic institutions and industry partners to develop the scientific basis for trustworthy artificial intelligence (Trustworthy AI). In particular, the dimensions of explainability, safety, fairness, liability/responsibility and reproducibility, data protection and privacy as well as sustainability will be appropriately addressed by using approaches from the field of machine learning, optimization methods and approaches of reasoning and combining or integrating them in a meaningful way. The consortium is led by Dr. Fredrik Heintz, who is a researcher at Linköping University in Sweden and is also President of the Swedish AI Society (SAIS) and member of the extended leadership team of CLAIRE.

In TAILOR, DFKI will lead a work package focusing on collaboration between the network's centers of excellence and industrial partners representing different sectors (e.g. automotive industry, Industry 4.0, health care, public administration, energy sector). The aim is to identify, define and prioritize common research questions and core topics that promote the use of a trusted AI in the respective industrial context. In addition to the development of a strategic research and innovation roadmap, suitable formats and structures (e.g. transfer labs, joint doctoral programs) are to be developed and tested on the basis of concrete use cases, which support an early transfer of research results into operational practice.TAILOR is also one of the 4 new Networks of Excellence coordinated by VISION to foster collaboration between the best research teams in Europe and to address the major scientific and technological challenges in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) more efficiently.


Linkopings Universitet, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Universita degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza, Universiteit Leiden, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita di Bologna, Bar Ilan University, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS, Institut Jozef Stefan, Technische Universität Darmstadt, University of Bristol, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg; The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, University of Trento, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Univerzita Karlova, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, Université d’Artois, Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze, Technische Universiteit Delft, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderunge der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Technische Universität Graz, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas, University of Lancaster, Ethniko Kai Kapodistriako Panepistimio Athinon, Univesidad de Malaga, Politechnika Poznanska, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale Per L’Informatica, Slovenské Centrum Pre Vyskum Umelej Intelligencie – Slovak AI, Nedelandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappeleijk Onderzoek TNO, Universita di Pisa, Université Grenoble Alpes, Universität Basel, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Volkswagen AG, Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica Spa, Tieto Finland Oy, Philips Electronics Nederland B.V., Electricité de France, ABB Schweiz AG, Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Airbus, Centraal Bureau Voor De Statistiek Robert Bosch GmbH 01


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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek
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Publications about the project

Wico Mulder, André Meyer-Vitali

In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Hybrid Human-Machine Intelligence. Workshop on the Representation, Sharing and Evaluation of Multimodal Agent Interaction located at International Conference on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence (HHAI) June 13-17 Amsterdam Netherlands Frontiers of AI IOS Press 2022.

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Wico Mulder, Maaike H.T. de Boer, André Meyer-Vitali

In: Cooperative AI 2021. Cooperative AI Mentorship Program Workshop located at Thirty-fifth Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) December 14 n.a. 2021.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz