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Welcome to the second edition of the TANGO newsletter!

This newsletter is published on a quarterly basis and aims to provide a quick overview of developments relating to the TANGO project and relevant human-centric AI systems updates that occurred within the last quarter.

This edition highlights the key project activities, such as the first (Online) General Meeting that took place on April 22nd and 23rd. It also presents the events and networking activities that involved the TANGO partners.

The TANGO project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101120763.

Spring greetings,
The TANGO team

TANGO News updates

The Tango Project held its first-ever General Meeting (Online), on Monday, April 22nd and Tuesday 23rd, 2024.

The meeting was co-chaired by Andrea Passerini and Ronald Chenú Abente Acosta of University of Trento, TANGO’s project coordinator. Thirty-nine project members from all over Europe attended the virtual event, representing the 22 partner organisations. We have welcomed to the project’s team Federica Giovanella as the TANGO Ethics Advisor.

The sessions involved in-depth discussions about TANGO’s progress to date and plans for what is to come as the project matures. Presentations were given across all aspects of the project, including technical specifications, ethical and legal requirements of the research, upcoming events and workshops, and our case studies.

We look forward to continuing collaborating closely with all partners virtually and advancing the innovations of the project.

TANGO Partner’s updates

Tango researchers from Swansea University, in collaboration with colleagues from The University of Pisa, are engaged in pivotal work packages within the Tango project. Their initial focus includes organizing a workshop at the AVI conference in Genoa in June 2024. AVI, an internationally recognized biennial Italian conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and novel visual interfaces, will host the workshop titled “Synergy,” uniting researchers exploring “Designing and Building Hybrid Human-AI Systems.” More details can be found at Swansea University has also submitted two papers for this workshop.

Also, Swansea University is hosting a two-day event in May, funded by the Morgan Advanced Studies Institute and supported by Tango, to discuss regulating AI in healthcare. Experts from various fields, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and stakeholders will gather to prioritize the needs of clinicians and patients. This event provides a timely platform for informed debate amid the current ambiguity surrounding AI regulations.

For more information, contact

TANGO New Interview Series – Behind the Scenes

We are excited to announce our new interview series, Behind the Scenes, where we are interviewing various TANGO Project team members about the technologies and results that they’re developing for the project. Stay tuned for expert behind-the-scenes insights into what is like to be involved in a Horizon project.

So far, we have interviewed six project members from University Paris Cite, SHARE Foundation, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, University of Pisa, The Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research and Development of Serbia and Surgical Science. Read our blog to learn about the exciting, recent developments of the project and about the various roles of the project members.

Last edition available here: #6 TANGO BEHIND THE SCENES SERIES |

TANGO Publications

Our project partner, SHARE Foundation, has shared with us their recent study on Biometric Surveillance around the World, published in December 2023. It is one of the most comprehensive studies of advanced biometric systems, technology that underpins them and national legal frameworks regulating their use across the world, Beyond the Face: Biometrics and Society (SHARE Foundation, 2023) offers a current snapshot of the global state of biometric surveillance. The publication helps readers from various fields of interest better understand what biometric mass surveillance is, why we should care, and what can give us hope in the face of powerful state and private actors deploying these intrusive technologies.

Stay tuned about developments regarding the transposition of the AI Act in terms of biometric surveillance in your countries, and don’t hesitate to reach out to SHARE Foundation for more details.

All the articles will be published on our online channels, so watch this space to read them!

TANGO Events

In April 17-19th, our partner U-Hopper has organized the first TANGO Codecamp in Castelldefels, Barcelona, where the participants have dived deep into a series of meetings, challenges, and training sessions. The participants have also had the opportunity to meet industry experts and exchange innovative ideas, opening new perspectives and insights for our future work together. There has been plenty of space for lighter moments, as you can see in the pictures below! By learning and having fun, the Codecamp has established a collaboration among its participants that will continue in the next TANGO activities. Keep following this space to see what comes next!

TANGO Social Media

You can stay updated with the latest news from TANGO by following us on social media. We share frequent updates, interesting stories, and details about upcoming events. We can be found on LinkedIn: @TANGO_Project and Twitter/X @TANGO_horizon

TANGO and the AI-on-Demand Community

TANGO has now a profile on the AI-on-Demand platform (AIoD), a community-driven channel designed to empower European research – in Artificial Intelligence (AI), while ensuring the European seal of quality, trustworthiness and explainability.

You can check it out here!

Other HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-02 funded projects

TANGO has established contacts with sister projects, four other HORIZON-CL4-2022-HUMAN-02 funded projects:

AI4REALNET – AI for REAL-world NETwork operation

Discover AI4REALNET: Empowering AI for Critical Systems Operations

Discover how AI4REALNET is revolutionizing decision-making within critical systems traditionally managed by humans. This innovative project pioneers methods that prioritize trustworthiness, integrating augmented cognition and hybrid human-AI co-learning alongside autonomous AI. By doing so, AI4REALNET ensures resilience, safety, and security in essential infrastructures.

Utilizing open-source AI-friendly digital environments, AI4REALNET accelerates the development and validation of cutting-edge AI algorithms. This approach drives innovation in decision-making across sectors such as electricity, railway, and air traffic management, shaping the future of critical system operations.

Stay tuned! Subscribe to their newsletter and follow them on X and LinkedIn.

PEER – The hyPEr ExpeRt collaborative AI assistant

The vision of PEER is to revolutionise current AI systems’ design process and prioritize user preferences in AI enabled decision-making scenarios. PEER is developing AI solutions designed to benefit both individuals and industries and make life simpler, safer, and more productive with a friendly AI agent that learns from you, understands what you look for and works like a partner to solve your problems.

To know more about this project, follow their channels on LinkedIn, X, and YouTube!

THEMIS 5.0 – Human-cantered Trustworthiness Optimisation in Hybrid Decision Support

THEMIS 5.0 draws researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to ensure that AI-driven hybrid decision support is trustworthy. To achieve this, THEMIS aims to create an ecosystem through which AI-driven hybrid decision making is in accordance with human user decision support needs and moral values, whilst additionally adhering with the key success indicators of the embedding socio-technical environment.

Follow their profiles on X and LinkedIn to discover more!

Our network is starting to grow – keep following our spaces to stay updated on the next developments!

Upcoming events

International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), 7-11 May

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 11-16 May

Synergy – Designing and Building Hybrid Human-AI Systems (Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI) 2024), in Arenzano, Italy – 3 June

ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency (ACM FAccT), 3-6 June

International Conference Series on Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence (HHAI) 2024, 10-14 June

Hybrid Human-Machine Interaction in Surgery (The Hamlyn Symposium on Medical Robotics 2024), in London, UK – 28 June

Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) 2024, 15-19 July

International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), 21-27 July

TANGO 2nd Plenary Meeting, 17-18 October – Paris, France

See you for the third TANGO newsletter edition in July!