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Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Masters

We are pleased to announce our partnership in the Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence Masters (HCAIM) project, which is going to develop and deliver a Master's Degree program in Artificial Intelligence with a human-centered focus and strong legal, ethical, sociological and other social science perspectives.

WHY this project?

In a data-rich world, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can contribute to solving significant challenges for society. However, the use of AI needs to be legal and ethical, respecting human rights and freedom. Graduates making AI systems need the correct blend of technological skills, and ethical and legal knowledge, relevant to the needs of the industry.

Our goal is to cultivate in our graduates analytical, design and creative skills, and abilities for integrating AI with human-centered systems and applications, balancing different expertise in technology and science.

WHAT is Human-Centred Artifical Intelligence?

The HCAIM Consortium follows the definition of AI HLEG, namely: The human-centric approach to AI strives to ensure that human values are central to how AI systems are developed, deployed, used and monitored, by ensuring respect for fundamental rights.

This definition puts human values and rights in a central place of the AI development lifecycle. The profound consideration and assessment of those aspects, including risks, is necessary to be taken into account at every stage of AI development.

WHAT is it about?

The project has been funded under the CEF-TC programme on the European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs, to design and deliver a Master's programme of 60 ECTS credits in AI. The programme will help equip individuals with the know-how to create AI innovations that respect and support the protection of individual rights while harnessing the potential and the benefits of AI for today’s digital society.

It draws on the educational and research expertise of four universities across Europe (Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, Technological University Dublin, University of Naples Federico II), three Centres of Excellence and three SMEs, plus over 25 more leading ICT organizations who have offered to support the programme.

WHEN will it start?

The HCAI Masters will start as a new degree programme in the Netherlands, Ireland and Italy from Fall 2020 while it is a new supplementary programme in Hungary. You can watch the webinar series organized by the consortium, meet the instructors, discuss the topics you think are relevant for your learning path.

WHO can join the program?

The new master’s program will be open to all with a bachelor’s or a master’s degree and a solid background in technology, interested in cutting-edge AI, and passionate for human-centered technological development . A solid background in programming and statistics is needed as well. The suplementary programme is currently available to master’s students at BME VIK.

HOW to learn more?

Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter, or on our official project website for more information, and consider joining us in one of the episodes of the HCAIM webinar series.

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1 AI HLEG: European Commission’s High-level expert group on Artificial Intelligence

2 CEF-TC: Connecting Europe Facitliy (CEF) Telecom Call, 2020

3 ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System

4 BME VIK: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics