The Responsible AI consortium
Meet the research centers, startups, and industry leaders members of the consortium.
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The Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a non-profit organization that consists of a partnership of nine institutions that conduct research and development in the field of Telecommunications. The IT is involved in fundamental and applied research both nationally and internationally. Additionally, IT engages in public awareness initiatives, transfers knowledge to industry, and provides consulting services in a non-competing manner.
IST-ID is a private not-for-profit institution founded by IST for carrying out S&T activities, fostering knowledge transfer, and promoting RD&I activities and projects. ISR|Lisboa is a Center of Excellence, promoting advanced multidisciplinary R&D in robotics, computer vision, control, and autonomous systems.
Centro Hospitalar de São João
The University Hospital Center of São João, is the main hospital of the city of Porto, Portugal, and also home to a medical school, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. It supports researchers' work with real patients and real data to bring forth advancements in medical treatment.
The Center for Responsible AI governance ensures effective collaboration, ethical practices, and standards in the development and deployment of artificial intelligence technologies, promoting trust, accountability, and responsible innovation within the Consortium.
Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, IEEE Fellow (and past President). Director of the CMU-Portugal program.
Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (and former president, 2012-2019). President of INESC and senior member of the IEEE. PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley.
VP of Product at Zendesk, co-founder of Cleverly and of Talkdesk. Forbes 30 Under 30 in the enterprise technology category and Agenda Contributor to the World Economic Forum.
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Feedzai. PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison, member of the Global Innovator Programme at the World Economic Forum
Co-founder and CEO of Unbabel. Ph.D. in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and faculty member of Singularity University
Full Professor at IST, University of Lisbon (retired). Her research at INESC-ID covers many different topics of speech and language processing. Isabel is a Fellow of IEEE and International Speech Communication Association.
Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. Internationally recognized leader in neuroscience, António’s research has deeply improved our understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, decision-making and consciousness.
Francisco heads the Machine Learning Team at the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health. He started this research group in 2018, to develop machine learning methods to further scientific discovery in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry, and support researchers across the NIH.
Senior Director of AI Research at Feedzai where he heads the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics (FATE) research group since 2019. Previously, Pedro was Postdoc at the University of Chicago where he co-developed the Aequitas library, the first open-source toolkit to audit bias and fairness in automated decision-making systems.
Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon. Consultant for Unbabel. President of the European Association for Machine Translation and Vice-President of the International Association for Machine Translation.
Director of Strategic Policy at United Nations Development Programme's (UNPD) Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. PhD in Public Policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
Professor in social and ethical AI, and Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence. Scientific Director of WASP-HS (Humanities and Society). Member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, the World Economic Forum Council on AI, the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, the Delft Design for Values Institute, the European Global Forum on AI (AI4People), the Responsible Robotics Foundation, the Dutch AI Alliance on AI (ALLAI-NL) and of the ADA-AI foundation.
VP of Product Innovation at Unbabel. Led the creation of game-changing AI products that helped Unbabel to reach the top 3 of the most innovative enterprise companies in the world according to Fast Company.
Founding Team and VP of Strategic Biz Dev of Sword Health, MSc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Coimbra and MBA from Porto Business School, Invited Lecturer at University of Minho and Coimbra.
Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, VP of AI Research at Unbabel. Ph.D. in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University. ELLIS Fellow and co-director of the ELLIS Program in Natural Language Processing.
Grant Coordinator at Unbabel. Previously Investment Consultant at Deloitte. Possesses vast expertise in financial and strategic analysis, as well as in managing projects subject to public co-financing programs.
R&D Project Manager at Unbabel, with 5+ years of experience in co-funded research and innovation projects. Former Incentives Consultant at Deloitte and MSc. Programme Manager at Iscte. Holds BSc in Economics and MSc in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics.
Innovation Product Manager at Unbabel. Bsc. in Applied Mathematics from IST, University of Lisbon and Msc in Finance from NOVA School of Business and Economics. 8+ years of experience working at the intersection of data science, innovation and responsible product development. Data Science for Social Good PT Lead Team member.
Innovation Manager at Sword Health S.A., MsC and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Aveiro; 8 years experience in consulting field, mainly Funding Advisory for R&D and innovation incentives.
Manifesto for Responsible AI
Building AI products that are fair, simple, and clean.
Promoting fairness and social responsibility in AI systems
Develop fair AI systems that detect and reduce bias and negative impacts to protected groups, and that are used in socially responsible ways.
Improving trust with transparent and fair AI
Develop explainable AI systems that explain decisions to people, and learn interactively with humans, in trustworthy, transparent, and human-centered ways, improving both models and people's lives over time.
Ensuring efficiency and sustainability in AI systems
Develop automated, accessible, and efficient AI systems, easier to maintain, monitor, upgrade, control, and scale with energy efficient and sustainable cloud resources.
Advocating for Responsible AI usage for digital transformation and data privacy
Develop responsible uses of AI, such as the ones that promote intelligent digital transformation, democratization of access to information and services, safekeeping of data privacy, or compliance with best practices
Innovating fundamental research in Responsible AI
Develop fundamental research innovations in those dimensions of Responsible AI.
Impactful application of Responsible AI in product development
Develop products and services leveraged by these applied research innovations, that implement Responsible AI in practice, producing significant impact in the economy.
Nurturing world-class talent in Responsible AI
Attract, train, and retain top world-level talent in Responsible AI.
Fostering Responsible AI awareness and education
Develop long lasting practices, activities, or events such as the Responsible AI Forum.