The Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications, NCSR Demokritos, becomes once again the coordinator in a new European H2020 project under the Artificial Intelligence and Security domain. The project is named pop AI: A European Positive Sum Approach towards AI tools in support of Law Enforcement and safeguarding privacy and fundamental rights and its hybrid (physical/online) kick-off meeting was held on Friday 8 October 2021.

pop AI is a 24-month Coordination and Support Action (CSA) bringing together security practitioners, AI scientists, ethics and privacy researchers, civil society organisations, as well as social Sciences and humanities experts with the purpose of consolidating knowledge, exchanging experience and raising awareness in the EU area, under a well-planned work methodology. The core vision of pop AI is to foster trust in AI for the security domain via increased awareness, ongoing social engagement, consolidating distinct spheres of knowledge (including theoretical & empirical knowledge by academics & non-academics) and offering a unified European view across LEAs, and specialised knowledge outputs (recommendations, roadmaps, etc), while creating an ecosystem that will form the structural basis for a sustainable and inclusive European AI hub for Law Enforcement.

The partnership consists of 13 partners from eight countries: the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (Greece), Trilateral Research Ltd (UK), Eticas Research & Innovation (Spain), Center for Security Studies- KEMEA (Greece), Center for Research & Technology – CERTH (Greece), Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), Zanasi & Partners | Security Research and Advisory (Italy), ECAS: EU Citizenship Rights Non-Profit Organisation (Belgium), Hellenic Police (Greece), University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration and Legal Affairs in Bavaria (Germany), Ertzaintza – Departamento de Seguridad – Gobierno Vasco (Spain), Academy of the Police Force in Bratislava (Slovakia) and Comune di Torino (Italy).

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