Momentum are delighted to join our Irish partner NUI Maynooth in an ERASMUS+ project to enhance the teaching of Artificial Intelligence and its ethical aspects.
In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has been developing rapidly, improving our healthcare systems, and increasing the efficiency of farming, production systems, security and much more.
However, the offer of AI specialisations within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has not been able to adapt to the fast-moving environment and it still mostly focuses on technical aspects of AI. Consequently, as the European Commission (2020; 2018) often pointed out, there is still a poor understanding amongst STEM students of the scope, opportunities and risks that arise from the spreading of AI. AI, indeed, brings into play complex challenges that range from privacy and security to social discrimination that generations to come will have to tackle to protect fundamental European values that are at the core of our society. It is therefore crucial that the developing of AI is accompanied by a deep understating of all the implications for its users. Nevertheless, still today HEIs rarely address in their specialisations the importance and scope of ethical aspects of AI (trustworthy AI).
Our Erasmus+ funded Trustworthy AI programme has therefore been created with a clear goal: expanding the teaching of Artificial Intelligence in HEIs especially from the perspective of ethics and values. Trustworthy AI will reach a broad audience that ranges from STEM to HEI teachers from different disciplines. The aim is to provide them with the necessary resources for the understanding of the importance and scope of trustworthy AI and the tools to integrate it in their teaching. In this way, Trustworthy AI will shed light on the benefits and risks related to AI and will make sure that the development of new technologies goes hand in hand with the full respect of fundamental European values…
Coordinator: Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
UMEA UNIVERSITET (UMU), Sweden
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH (NUIM), Ireland
Stichting ALLAI , The Netherlands
UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY INNOVATION NETWORK (UIIN), The Netherlands
EUROPEAN E-LEARNING INSTITUTE (EUEI), Denmark
MOMENTUM MARKETING SERVICES LIMITED, Ireland
Project Code: 2020-1-ES01-KA203-082983
Start Date: 01/09/2020
End Date: 31/08/2022
Contact person at the UAH: Marçal Mora-Cantallops, firstname.lastname@example.org
All you need to know about the project is included in our Project Brochure.