AI plays a key role in the development of interactive media and smart technologies, which are in turn, impacting all sectors of society, from transportation to education to healthcare. Algorithmic systems and processes allow the exploitation of rich and varied data sources; however, there are increasing concerns surrounding their ethical and social dimensions. Even when their designers have the best intentions, algorithmic processes can inadvertently result in consequences in the social world, such as biases in their outputs that can result in discrimination against individuals and/or groups of people. Furthermore, the democratization of AI and its rapid technical evolution make it difficult for legal regulation to keep up.
Fairness and Ethics in AI – Human Interaction MRG (fAIre-MRG), formerly known as Transparency in Algorithms Group (TAG MRG), focuses on understanding the nature and impact of human biases in interactive media and smart systems, and develops tools and techniques to promote algorithmic fairness, transparency and positive symbiosis in Human – AI interaction. fAIre researchers use data science and/or social science approaches to examine the impact of human biases as well as to create and evaluate interventions.
"Although I worked online, I really enjoyed the work process. I was provided with all resources needed and always received instant replies if I needed help. I am really grateful to Jahna and Stella for their precious feedback and mentorship during the process. I sincerely hope to visit CYENS one day offline and have a chance to meet every member of the team in person."
Assem ZhunisStudent Intern
"I really enjoyed working with the TAG/fAIre MRG during the summer of 2021 between my bachelors and masters studies. Spending the 6 weeks with the guidance of the people, who are invested in revealing the bias of current commercial computer vision algorithms helped me to become a better scientist. Especially I enjoyed the working environment at the research group in Nicosia. The openness and ambition of the team made my stay in Cyprus wonderful."
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