Artificial Intelligence

The FBK Digital Society Center’s strategy on Artificial Intelligence focuses on the following two aspects:


  • Social and Cooperative AI – Currently, Artificial Intelligence, and especially “deep learning,” is characterized by a poor ability to model social behaviors and an approach primarily based on methodological individualism in which individual “artificial agents” perceive and interact with non-social environments. Our strategy in this area is to develop Artificial Intelligence algorithms capable of perceiving, recognizing and modeling social behaviors and interactions so as to produce cooperative intelligence and integrate effectively into society.


  • Distributed Intelligence (“Intelligence at the Edge”) – The digital society is increasingly dependent on the ability to process data efficiently and effectively; the enormous computing power available in the Cloud and in “High Performance Computing” infrastructures is certainly a key support; however, there is a strong demand to move intelligence closer to where it is needed: it is predicted that, in the next 5 years, 80% of data processing activities will come out of the Cloud and take place at the “edge.” This evolution is important to reduce latency and reaction times, better distribute computational and connectivity loads (and costs), and reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. Distributed intelligence also poses new challenges – but also new opportunities – for ethical and privacy-friendly Artificial Intelligence.

It harnesses the concept of “reusable, secure, and trustworthy AI for network automation” to achieve an EU-wide impact on industry-relevant aspects of the AI-for-networks and networks-for-AI paradigms in beyond 5G systems.

AI4EU will efficiently build a comprehensive European AI-on-demand platform to lower barriers to innovation, to boost technology transfer and catalyse the growth of start-ups and SMEs in all sectors through Open calls and other actions.

It creates the scientific foundations and technological breakthroughs to shape the AI revolution. The goal is to design and deploy AI systems that enhance human capabilities and empower individuals and society.

TAILOR aims to demonstrate that research and innovation based on expertise, cooperation, and diversity can achieve the European vision of Human-Centered Trustworthy AI and make Europe the global role-model for responsible AI.

VISION will reinforce and build on Europe’s assets in AI, including its world-class community of researchers, and thus enable Europe to stay at the forefront of AI developments to maintain Europe’s strategic autonomy in AI.