The THEMIS 5.0 project aims to create an AI-driven, human-centric ecosystem to optimise the reliability of AI systems and to be able to implement AI systems that are “reliable by design”.
It aims to implement an AI-driven conversational agent that will interact with users; sufficiently explain in a human-interpretable way how an AI system makes a certain decision based on a data input; and obtain information about users’ decision support needs, moral values and business goals. The system will use the information gathered to refine itself cyclically.
The objectives of the initiative include:
- Increasing transparency, demystifying AI algorithms and making it easier for users to understand how AI decisions are made.
- Promote accountability by encouraging users to question AI systems and to identify biases and problematic issues.
- Maximise personalisation and ethical integration by enabling users to incorporate their values and norms into AI systems,
- Encourage continuous improvement by providing developers and providers with valuable information that allows them to improve and refine AI solutions.
The role of Fundación Valenciaport will consist of the requirements analysis and conceptual modelling of the ecosystem; the co-creation of principles for the human-centred development of THEMIS 5.0; the co-creation of methodologies for the human-centred development of THEMIS 5.0; developing a pilot in the port of Valencia; and finally, the management of the communication and dissemination of the results.
The THEMIS 5.0 consortium is made up of 16 partners representing 8 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, Norway and the United Kingdom. In addition to Fundación Valenciaport, the project counts with the participation of Maggioli (Coordinator), IBM France, University of Southampton (UoS), SINTEF, Athens Technology, Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Institute of Communication and Computer (ICCS), Information Catalyst (ICE), 21c Consultancy, Danish Board of Technology (DBT), Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL), Institouto Filosofias Kai Technologias Astiki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia (IPT), Athens News Agency – Macedonian Press Agency (ANA) and Meditcinsky Universitet-Plovdiv (MUP).