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Through AI from Disinformation to Trust
|Funding Program||Horizon Europe - Cluster 4 - Destination 6: A Human-centred and Ethical Development of Digital and Industrial Technologies|
|Funding rate||70% (NPO: 100%)|
|Call budget||€ 10,000,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||around € 5,000,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
Following the results of the Horizon Europe 2020/21 Work Programme, the second Horizon Europe 2023/24 Work Programme will support innovation activities to move closer to AI-based market and ultimately widely available solutions that can play an important role in ensuring pluralistic access to meaningful information, quality content and trustworthy online interaction. This topic is fully in line with both the EDAP – European Democracy Action Plan and MAAP – Media and Audiovisual Action Plan, for reinforcing the European media ecosystem and maintaining resilient democratic systems, in times of crises and of need for adaptation and change.
Given the emergence of the next generation of social media as part of digital universe(s) or fediverse(s), which are more immersive and based on virtual realities and gaming contexts, the detection of different forms of content manipulation (e.g. deep-fakes, tampered content and scammed environments) becomes even more challenging. Solutions provided would include the correlation/comparison of various sources of information, multi-modal language interpretation, rapid visual pattern detection in moving images and simulated environments, capabilities as recommendation engine/personal companion, and interfacing with augmented, virtual reality and gaming environments. Solutions should be gender-sensitive and not perpetuate harmful stereotypes. The innovation actions will bring together technological providers, media professionals and end users for ensuring market readiness of the results.
Proposals should clearly identify the expected outcome it will focus on as described above. All proposals are expected to embed mechanisms to assess and demonstrate progress (with qualitative and quantitative KPIs, demonstrators, benchmarking and progress monitoring), and share communicable results with the European R&D community, through the AI-on-demand platform. Activities are expected to achieve TRL6-7 by the end of the project.
All proposals are expected to allocate tasks to cohesion activities with the other subtopic, the PPP on AI, Data and Robotics and funded actions related to this partnership, and to extend and apply the results from the previous research and innovation topic on AI against Disinformation.
Proposal results are expected to contribute to one of the following expected outcomes:
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Moldova (Moldova), Albania (Shqipëria), Armenia (Հայաստան), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Faeroes (Føroyar / Færøerne), Georgia (საქართველო), Island (Ísland), Israel (ישראל / إِسْرَائِيل), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Morocco (المغرب), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Tunisia (تونس /Tūnis), Türkiye, Ukraine (Україна), United Kingdom
|eligible entities||EU Body, Education and training institution, International organization, Natural Person, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be established in one of the following countries:
Only legal entities forming a consortium are eligible to participate in actions provided that the consortium includes, as beneficiaries, three legal entities independent from each other and each established in a different country as follows:
Any legal entity, regardless of its place of establishment, including legal entities from non-associated third countries or international organisations (including international European research organisations) is eligible to participate (whether it is eligible for funding or not), provided that the conditions laid down in the Horizon Europe Regulation have been met, along with any other conditions laid down in the specific call topic.
A ‘legal entity’ means any natural or legal person created and recognised as such under national law, EU law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations, or an entity without legal personality.
|other eligibility criteria|
Activities are expected to start at TRL 4-5 and achieve TRL 6-7 by the end of the project.
For the Technology Readiness Level (TRL), the following definitions apply:
Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship,
Digitalisation, Digital Society, ICT,
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have two parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 50 pages.
Eligible costs will take the form of a lump sum.
To ensure a balanced portfolio covering different types of advanced AI solutions against disinformation, grants will be awarded not only in order of ranking but at least also to the highest ranked proposal addressing each of the two expected outcomes (1. Innovative AI solutions for trusted information production for media professionals, and 2. Innovative AI solutions for supporting trustworthy online activity of citizens, provided that the applications attain all thresholds.
|Call documents|| HE-Work Programme 2023-2024, Cluster 4, Destination 6 (799kB)
|Contact||National Contact Points for Horizon Europe |
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