Research project

Humane AI - Toward AI Systems That Augment and Empower Humans by Understanding Us, our Society and the World Around Us (DIT.AD004.087)

Thematic area

Engineering, ICT and technologies for energy and transportation

Project area

Dati, Contenuti e Media (DIT.AD004)

Structure responsible for the research project

Institute of information science and technologies "Alessandro Faedo" (ISTI)

Other structures collaborating in the research project

Project manager

Phone number: +39 050 621 2999


The Humane AI Flagship will develop the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs needed to shape
the ongoing artificial intelligence (AI) revolution. The goal is to design and deploy AI systems that enhance human
capabilities and empower both individuals and society as a whole to develop AI that extends rather than replaces
human intelligence. This vision fits very well into the ambitions articulated by the EC in its Communication on AI
but cannot be achieved by legislation or political directives alone. Instead it needs fundamentally new solutions
to core research problems in AI and human-computer interaction (HCI), especially to help people understand
actions recommended or performed by AI systems. Challenges include: learning complex world models; building
effective and fully explainable machine learning systems; adapting AI systems to dynamic, open-ended real-world
environments (in particular robots and autonomous systems in general); achieving in-depth understanding of humans
and complex social contexts; and enabling self-reflection within AI systems.

Start date of activity



Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, digitisation, ICT and society, robotics,, human centered design, human centered machine learning, Responsible AI

Last update: 15/07/2024