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Lucy Avraamidou partner in H2020 project MAMMOth

24 March 2022

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.

Discrimination and artificial intelligence

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.

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