European Lighthouse of AI for Sustainability

We live in a crucial historical moment, with tremendous challenges ahead, from climate change to the energy crisis. ELIAS emergesfrom the belief that AI will be a key discipline to help us tackle these challenges. At the same time, the development of AI entails deepethical and societal concerns that need to be addressed. As for fundamental research, ELIAS will address key scientific questionsabout how AI can reduce computational costs, serves to model effects of policy decisions on society, and impacts individuals. ELIASwill strive for a deep integration of the fundamental research that takes place in academia and the more applications-focusedresearch from industry.ELIAS builds on and expands the highly successful and internationally recognized EuropeanLaboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). ELIAS will further develop the excellence criteria and the pillars in ELLIS andimplement actions that will support AI researchers and young talents at different stages of their careers. Furthermore, ELIAS willdevelop a Sciencentrepreneurship track, with the purpose of attracting and empowering talents at the interface of scientificinnovation and business and establish original AI solutions that move towards a sustainable long-term future for our planet,contribute to a cohesive society, and respect individual rights.The outcome of ELIAS will be to establish Europe as a leader in AI research in which impact on the environment, society and theindividual are integral considerations during development. We will measure the success of this endeavor in terms of key indicators,including the number of new cross-institutional collaborations, the number of cross-disciplinary collaborations, the number ofindustry-academic partnerships, publications in top conferences and journals, patents, and the number of projects that have resultedin deployed technologies.
Rettorato Università degli Studi di Trento
AALTO-KORKEAKOULUSAATIO, BITDEFENDER SRLBitdefender SRL, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Czech Technical University Prague, ELLIS Alicante, Engineering - Ingegneria Informatica SPA, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zuerich, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Engineering gGmbH, IBM Ireland Limited, IDEAS NCBR SP ZOO, Idiap Research Institute, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Institut de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, Jozef Stefan Institute, Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Sciences, Politecnico di Milano, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Copenhagen University, University of Manchester, UMEA UNIVERSITET, Universita degli Studi di Milano, University of Genoa, POLITEHNICA University of Bucharest, University of Amsterdam, Universitat de Valencia
Horizon Europe - European Commission
Sep 01, 2023
Aug 31, 2027