Putting people at the centre of artificial intelligence systems

AI Systems

This 5-year UKRI Turing AI Acceleration Fellowship led by Professor Sebastian Stein is developing the fundamental science needed to build artificial intelligence (AI) systems that can be trusted by citizen users.

Prof Sebastian Stein

Principal Investigator,
 Citizen-Centric AI Systems

Artificial intelligence holds tremendous promise in addressing critical societal challenges, from climate change and air pollution to dealing with natural disasters and improving our quality of life.

However, the benefits of AI can only be realised if citizen end users are able to trust future AI systems. To achieve this trust, we need to include citizens closely in the design and in the operation of those systems.

Meet the team

Our team

We are a diverse team of researchers based in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK.

Representing different backgrounds, career paths and career stages, we work together to develop the fundamental science underpinning citizen-centric AI.

Given that AI is starting to pervade all aspects of our lives, we recognise that a multidisciplinary approach is essential, and we use a wide range of techniques from computer science, AI, mathematics and economics. We also collaborate closely with social scientists, legal scholars, civil engineers and transportation scientists.

CCAIS events

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06 Jun, 2024

Citizen-Centric and Civic AI

On 6th and 7th June, academics from the CCAIS (Southampton), Civic AI (Amsterdam) and other teams working on related areas will meet to discuss how citizen-centric AI can be used in civic applications. This event is invitation-only, but please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

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23 Nov, 2023

CCAIS Workshop November 2023

We will hold our annual workshop on “Citizen-Centric AI Systems” at the Royal Society in central London on 23rd November 2023. As part of this workshop, researchers from the Southampton CCAIS team will present their ongoing work. The participants will also discuss challenges and opportunities around citizen-centric and responsible AI. We have mailed out invitations […]

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Our achievements

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29 Papers

3 Keynotes

20 Invited Talks

5 Workshops