A Pioneering new AI initiative that will accelerate the shift to more trusted AI-enabled services

By: 21c Consultancy
ATHENS, Greece - Nov. 7, 2023 - PRLog -- THEMIS 5.0, a European Commission funded initiative coordinated by the Italian technology company Maggioli, will unlock the immense power of human judgment to evaluate the trustworthiness of AI solutions enabling people to provide invaluable feedback on how to improve these systems. The project aims to enable AI users, including citizens and organisations, to unpack what is commonly termed the 'black box' of AI algorithms used for a particular system, helping them to better understand both the data used and the decision-making processes involved. As a result, users are empowered to challenge systems, identify biases, and provide constructive feedback to AI developers and providers.

Taking a holistic approach to building an 'ethical by design' trustworthiness framework with an educational chatbot agent to take users through the process of assessing AI solutions, THEMIS creates an ecosystem approach to bring together AI developers, providers and users empowering them to co-create responsible, ethical and trustworthy systems. This approach aligns with Europe's commitment to fostering innovation that is not only cutting-edge but also socially responsible, ethical, and sustainable.

Key Objectives of THEMIS 5.0:
  • Enhancing Transparency: The project aims to demystify AI algorithms, making it easier for users to understand how AI decisions are reached.
  • Championing Accountability: THEMIS 5.0 encourages users to challenge AI systems, enabling them to pinpoint biases and problematic aspects.
  • Customization and Ethical Embedding: Users can embed their values and norms into AI systems, creating personalised experiences and ensuring that AI aligns with their ethical standards.
  • Continuous Improvement: The project's feedback loop will provide developers and providers with valuable insights, enabling them to improve and refine AI solutions.

The launch meeting in Athens served as a nexus of diverse thought and perspectives, bringing together 16 partners hailing from 9 European countries. This convergence of multi-disciplinary expertise set the stage for an exciting three-year transformative journey. As the consortium embarked on planning co-creation workshops and the development of three use cases for designing, developing, and rigorously testing AI trustworthiness solutions, it became evident that the meeting had ignited a collective spirit of collaboration and shared commitment to the project's success.

The THEMIS consortium invites researchers, technologists, policy makers and the public to follow the innovation journey as the project promises to reshape the AI landscape in a more responsible, ethical, and transparent manner. Its only by working together across domains, cultures, and geographies that a shift towards a world where AI is designed and implemented, with the utmost consideration for ethical values, can be made possible - building a brighter and more trustworthy future for all.

For more information about THEMIS 5.0 and its goals, please visit www.THEMIS-trust.eu
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