Professor Lucy Avraamidou of the Institute for Science Education and Communication is a partner in a research consortium that has been awarded an H2020 grant. The consortium will receive more than three million euros for their 3-year project 'MAMMOth: tackling gender, race and other biases in AI'. Avraamidou will receive EUR 307,000 for her part in the project. The Center of Research and Technology Hellas (Greece) is coordinator.
Avraamidou will focus on a series of interventions in university courses as well as exhibits for science centers and museums. By this she aims to increase students’, researchers, instructors, and the public’s awareness and skills in preventing gender and racial bias in AI through an intersectionality lens. Intersectionality is about recognizing that everyone has their own unique experiences of discrimination and oppression.
Artificial intelligence (AI) offers great opportunities when it comes to automation, but at the same time it brings risks of discrimination against minority groups. Until now, the use of AI has been in a 'constrained environment', meaning it does not reflect the complexity and diversity of the social world. The MAMMOth project aims to design a set of tools and techniques for the discovery and limitation of (multi-)discrimination in the use of AI. The project will work through a co-creation approach, involving communities of vulnerable and/or underrepresented groups in AI research from the outset.
Four researchers of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) have received an ENW-XS grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO). These grants are awarded to encourage curiosity-driven and bold...
EIC Pathfinder grants are intended to support research teams in investigating or developing an emerging breakthrough technology.
What is special about these grants is that they come under the Global Challenges & European Industrial Competitiveness branch of Horizon Europe. This means that the technological application has already been considered.
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