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Projects

NEW: RESPONSIBLE AI & CORONA

NEW: RESPONSIBLE AI & CORONA

A Project to promote that AI is used responsibly in the fight against Corona

AI Policy Project

Advocating Responsible AI Policies Worldwide

ALLAI has been actively involved in AI policymaking from the very beginning, and its founders were active in AI policymaking even before ALLAI was founded. They laid the groudwork for the current policy debates that are taking place around the globe and ALLAI is actively involved in all these policy making processes.

Policy Lines

Global AI Policy

AI knows no borders and policies set in one part of the world, should resonate around the globe. By advocating a global approach towards AI policy and actively participating in global AI initiatives, ALLAI works towards a global policy and governance framework for Responsible AI.

Relevant memberships and activities on the global AI stage:

  • ALLAI’s co-founder Virginia Dignum is a member of the Global Partnership on AI, where she sits on the Working Group on Responsible AI
  • ALLAI’s co-founder Virginia Dignum is expert advisor to UNICEF and co-authored the UNICEF report: Policy Guidance on AI for Children
  • ALLAI’s co-founder and President Catelijne Muller actively took part in the roundtable on AI & Online Child Abose with the King and Queen of Sweden
  • ALLAI’s co-founder Virginia Dignum is member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous Systems

European AI Policy

ALLAI has been directly involved in EU and European policy making since its founding. In 2017, its President and co-founder Catelijne Muller, in her role as AI-Rapporteur of the European Economic and Social Committee, wrote what is widely considered the ‘inception report on AI’ in Europe: AI & Society.  This report kicked off the debate on the ethical, legal and societal impact on AI in Europe and the European AI Strategy and the establishment of the High Level Expert Group on AI.

Ever since, ALLAI has been directly involved in EU and European policy making on AI through various activities and memberships:

  • ALLAI actively and continuously provides feedback and advice on EU legislative initiatives both from the European Commission and the European Parliament
  • ALLAI’s founders are regularly consulted by EU Commissioners and MEP’s
  • ALLAI’s founders were members of the EU High Level Expert Group on AI and co-rapporteurs of the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI
  • ALLAI is expert advisor on AI & Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law to the Council of Europe (CAHAI)
  • ALLAI’s co-founder and President is AI-Rapporteur at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and was president of the EESC Temporary Study Group on AI, that is now ‘merged’ into the new EESC Observatory on the Digitial Single Market

National AI Policy

ALLAI is regularly consulted by national governments, parliaments and public institutions on national AI policy issues:

  • ALLAI provided evidence on AI at several hearings of the Dutch Parliament
  • ALLAI regularly provides written input and feedback on Dutch AI policy
  • ALLAI’s Catelijne Muller provided evidence on AI & social media at a hearing of the Belgian Parliament
  • ALLAI’s Catelijne Muller provided evidence on AI at the UK House of Lords
  • ALLAI’s co-founder Virginia Dignum advises the Dutch Police on Ethics & AI in Policing

Our Policy Work

Programs

Implementation of the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI

The High Level Expert Group on AI drafted the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and recently updated the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI). ALLAI offers several services to help organizations implement the Guidelines within their own organization or sector and use ALTAI.

Program Elements

EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI | Translation and Implementation

The EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI are ‘generic’ and meant to apply to all sectors. Nevertheless, each sector or organization has its particular specifications, use cases and demands that could demand a tailor-made ‘translation’ of the Guidelines to reflect these specifics for that sector or organization.

Through a proven iteration and adoption process ALLAI helps organizations or sectors make this translation.

The Assessment List for Trustworthy AI | Step-by-step Guidance

Part of the EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI is the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI (ALTAI). This list aims to guide organizations through the Ethics Guidelines by asking the most relevant questions based on the 7 Requirements for Trustworthy AI. ALLAI’s step-by-step guidance and translation process helps organizations ‘walk through’ ALTAI and provide expertise on the background and goal of the questions and if necessary adapt the questions to the particular needs of the organization.

Masterclass EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and Assessment List

ALLAI offers an in-depth Masterclass on the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI. The Masterclass is given by the Board Members or Advisory Board members of ALLAI (4 of which are members of the High Level Expert Group on AI) or experts from ALLAI’s expert pool.

Duration: 3 hours

Responsible AI Program

After successfully putting Responsible AI on the agenda, we feel that now it is time for action. To all organisations that are looking to effectively implement Responsible AI into their operations, ALLAI proudly announces the ALLAI Responsible AI Program. A unique program that helps shape your organisation’s Responsible AI strategy and go from principles to action.

Program Elements

R.AI knowledge and awareness program

Organization-wide awareness building on technical, legal, ethical and societal challenges and opportunities of AI. The module is aimed at all levels of the organization, from management to compliance, and from customer service to IT.

R.AI Impact Assessment

Organization-wide screening and assessment of the the ethical and legal implications of AI in your organization. With a multi-disciplinary team, we will help you assess your AI applications based on the Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI of the High Level Expert Group on AI.

R.AI Implementation Module

Development of a Responsible AI Strategy Process for internal procedures, roles and responsibilities and tooling.

Education

ALLAI Academy

ALLAI Academy offers a suite of in-house Masterclasses and Expert Sessions aimed at improving knowledge and awareness on the capabilities and limitations of AI. The Masterclasses and Expert Sessions are tailored to the specific demands and level of expertise within your organization.

Catalogue

Masterclass Responsible AI

This introduction is aimed at achieving a general knowledge and awareness level of the technical possibilities and limitations of AI, the ethical and legal implications of AI, the social impact of AI and the (inter) national AI policy landscape. The sessions are interactive and include both knowledge transfer and a workshop element.

The sessions are given by one or two ALLAI board member or a board member plus an expert from ALLAI’s expert pool.

Expert Session Responsible AI

Expert sessions are aimed at diving more in-depth into a particular AI-related topic or AI application or at addressing an audience with a particular expertise (politics, legal compliance, financial services, data science, etc.).

The session entails an introduction to Responsible AI, where participants get a bird’s eye view of the technical possibilities and limitations of AI, the ethical and legal implications of AI, the social impact of AI and the (inter) national AI policy landscape. The second part of the session is tailor-made to the specific demands of the particular group.

Masterclass EU Ethics Guidelines for Responsible AI

ALLAI offers an in-depth Masterclass on the EU Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI and the Assessment List for Trustworthy AI. These guidelines were drafted by the EU High Level Expert Group on AI to the European Commission. The Masterclass is given by the Board Members or Advisory Board members of ALLAI (4 of which are members of the High Level Expert Group on AI) and experts from ALLAI’s expert pool.

Masterclass EU Whitepaper on AI

The European Commission recently published its Whitepaper on Artificial Intelligence. ALLAI offers a Masterclass that zooms in on the main elements of the Whitepaper, the background of these elements and the expected AI regulation.

Expert Session AI & Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law

AI has ample impact on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. ALLAI is currently advising the Council of Europe on a possible binding legal instrument on AI and offers a Masterclass on the impact of AI on human rights, democracy and the rule of law.

Trustworthy AI for Higher Education Project

ALLAI is consortium partner in the EU-funded project “Trustworthy AI for Higher Education”, that is aimed at assisting universities and higher education institutions in the implementation of the elements of trustworthy AI, i.e. lawfulness, ethics and socio-technical robustness, into their various curricula for different education disciplines.

In the international consortium consisting of Umeå University (SE), the University Industry Innovation Network (NL), the European E-learning Institute (DK), Momentum Marketing Services Ltd. (IE) and the National University of Ireland (IE), ALLAI will be leading the development of the open Educational Resources for Trustworthy AI.

The project is funded by Erasmus+, the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe.

Intellectual Output

Learning Framework for Trustworthy AI

A Learning Framework for the teaching of Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education will define the competencies and skills related to Trustworthy AI and the learning strategies to help students gain these competencies and skills.

Open Educational Resources for Trustworthy AI

Open Educational Resources for Trustworthy AI will enable teachers to include this topic in their courses, and will include a teacher’s guide, suggested activities and multimedia material that can be used directly and interactively with students.

Trustworthy AI Hackathon Guide

A Guide to Conducting Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence Hackathons to will guide teachers on how to use this innovative methodology to help consolidate students’ skills based on real life business and social problems.

CONTACT

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