Capgemini Unveils New State-of-the-Art Research Project with the University of Oxford
Capgemini has announced a new partnership with the University of Oxford that will focus on the safety and human factors of interactions with AI autonomous systems.
Capgemini collaborates with the university ecosystem to develop cutting-edge technologies, creating thought leadership, assets, and services of the future. These joint efforts are designed to answer the crucial question: “How can technology help solve the key challenges of a more intelligent industry in society?”
On a project titled “Being safe, feeling safe: designing, measuring, and evaluating underlying factors determining safety and trust in autonomous vehicles,” David Jackson, Chief Technology Officer for Product & Systems Engineering at Capgemini Engineering, will collaborate with a team of researchers led by Marina Jirotka, Professor of Human Centred Computing and lead for Responsible Research and Innovation in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Oxford.
Professor Marina Jirotka said in a statement that the impacts of novel technologies on societies and individuals can sometimes get lost in the excitement of new tools and innovations. University of Oxford believes this project with Capgemini gives them a great opportunity to really examine how they can keep human needs and interests at the forefront of research and development.
“The wide adoption of innovations such as autonomous vehicles and aircraft needs people to trust them, so we are proud to tackle this challenge with the University of Oxford. This new initiative will further strengthen our strategic research program on Intelligent Industry,” commented William Rozé, CEO of Capgemini Engineering and Group Executive Board Member.
Capgemini has placed ethics at the centre of its operations since its inception. By adopting the AI Code of Ethics, we are committing to the adoption of AI in a way that delivers clear benefits from AI technologies within a trusted framework, as a leader in digital transformation.
Originally published at https://cxotv.techplusmedia.com on May 6, 2022.