To bridge the gap between the analytical expressions derived from theory and the numerical models obtained with Machine Learning, towards the development of a novel paradigm and the creation of a tool that aims to address setbacks in different sectors, thus contributing to an innovative ecosystem focused on said paradigm. These are the fundamental objectives of the European project TRUST-AI – Transparent, Reliable and Unbiased Smart Tool for Artificial Intelligence, which will start in October 2020, with a funding of approximately €4M.
The project will be developed by a consortium composed of seven partners from six European countries (Cyprus, Estonia, France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Turkey), and INESC TEC will be responsible for its coordination, through the Centre for Industrial Engineering and Management (CEGI).
The key idea of the project is to create a disruptive tool that can be applied to different sectors where human intervention still plays a vital role, such as healthcare, retail, energy, banking, public administration and insurance. TRUST-AI will explore use cases in the first three sectors, more specifically in the treatment of cancer, in decision-making processes in online retail and in the creation of forecasting model concerning energy demand.
The TRUST-AI project will run for four years, and will be developed by R&D units and researchers in the computer science, behavioural neuroscience and industrial engineering fields, together with technological SMEs working in the fields of Machine Learning, Big Data, IoT, etc.
The INESC TEC team working on this project is composed of Gonçalo Figueira, Cristiane Ferreira, Pedro Amorim and Bernardo Almada-Lobo (CEGI).
The INESC TEC researchers mentioned in this news piece are associated with INESC TEC and UP-FEUP.