Summer School 2021

The Safe and Trusted AI Summer School will be held on 12 to 14 July, online. The Summer School focuses on symbolic methods for reasoning about and developing safe and trusted AI systems. Invited speakers include: Oana Cocarascu (King’s College London) – XAI/Explainable AI; Hector Geffner (Pompeu Fabra University) – From Model-free to Model-based AI: Target languages for Learning in Planning; Detlef Nauck (British Telecom) – AI at BT; Nardine Osman (Artificial Intelligence Research Institute) – AI, Norms and Institutions; Michael Rovatsos (Edinburgh University) – Ethics of AI.


The Summer School will take place online over three days, 12-14 July 2021. An indicative schedule is shown below. Please note that timings are subject to change.

(STAI_Summer-School-Schedule_2021 PDF)

Day 1: Mon 12 JulyDay 2: Tues 13 JulyDay 3: Wed 14 July
09:00-10:00Introduction to Safe and Trusted AI: Michael Luck09:30-11:00Session 3 (P.1): Nardine Osman09:30-11:00Session 5 (P.1): Hector Geffner
10:00-11:30Session 1 (P.1): Michael RovatsosBreakBreak
Break11:15-12:45Session 3 continues (P.2)11:15-12:45Session 5 continues (P.2)
11:45-13:15Session 1 continues (P.2)Lunch BreakLunch Break
Lunch Break14:00-15:30Session 4 (P.1): Detlef Nauck14:00-15:30Session 6 (P.1) Student Session
14:15-15:45Session 2 (P.1) Oana CocarascuBreakBreak
Break15:45-17:15Session 4 continues (P.2)15:45-17:15Session 6 continues (P.2)
16:00-17:30Session 2 continues (P.2)17:15-17:45Closing Remarks

AI in Industry: the case of British Telecom

Detlef Nauck

13 July 2021 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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AI, Norms and Institutions

Nardine Osman

13 July 2021 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Ethics of AI

Michael Rovatsos

12 July 2021 10:00 am - 1:15 pm

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XAI/Explainable AI

Oana Cocarascu

12 July 2021 2:15 pm - 5:30 pm

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The STAI CDT Summer School is a core provision for STAI CDT students and is also open to selected students elsewhere, by invitation. If you have received an invitation, please complete the STAI CDT Summer School online registration form.

Depending on numbers, the Summer School may subsequently be opened up more widely. Watch this space.

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