Human Centred AI Masters (HCAIM)

    A European Union Funded Project Focused on Human Centered AI                

    “Nathean are proud to be a founding industry consortium member of HCAIM" 


    We believe AI should be ethical, enhancing our humanity and ensuring adherence to ethical principles and values, but also robust - both from a technical and social perspective - and lawful complying with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Masters (MSc.)

    Challenges and problems set around real world problems will be created by SMEs and Excellence Centres as well as Universities and will be designed-in to each syllabus. Access to latest methods of creating AI solutions and hands-on training will be supported through cooperation with local SMEs, excellence centres and ICT corporations.


    Those with a primary degree and solid background in technology. Interested in cutting-edge technology and being passionate to ensure that technology works for the good of mankind. Some background in programming and basic statistics is needed to undertake the programme.

     HCAIM Consortium Members

    What is HCAIM?

    The HCAIM Consortium follows the definition of AI HLEG (European Commission’s High-level expert group on Artificial Intelligence), namely: The human-centric approach to AI strives to ensure that human values are central to how AI systems are developed, deployed, used and monitored, by ensuring respect for fundamental rights.

    This definition puts human values and rights in a central place in the AI development lifecycle. The profound consideration and assessment of those aspects, including risks, is necessary to be taken into account at every stage of AI development.

    A European Union funded project focused on Human Centered AI. This MSc aims to support Legal, Regulatory Compliant and Ethical adoption of AI by helping develop highly skilled resources with deep knowledge of AI and Human Centered approaches to its application. Graduates of this programme will have, not just a knowledge of Ethics relating to AI but also knowledge of how to apply these in real world situations.

    Pan European Partnership

    The HCAIM consortium consists of three excellence centres, three SMEs and four Universities. The partnership brings together professionals from the world of academia and companies with considerable records of interest in the Human-Centered and Ethical Aspects of AI Applications. They represent a strong team where all the members make a special contribution based on their own experience and excellence.

    Universities: Budapest University of Technology and Economics (Hungary), Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Italy), Stichting Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands) and Technological University Dublin (Ireland)

    Excellence Centres: National Research Council (Italy), European Software Institute (Bulgaria) and CeADAR - UCD (Ireland)

    SMEs: Nathean (Ireland), Citel Group (Italy) and Real A.I. (Netherlands)

    The Acceleration of Ethics and Governance for Artificial Intelligence
    ​​Article by Maurice Lynch (CEO - Nathean) and Dr. Alireza  Dehghani (CeADAR)

    Ethics and regulatory compliance are being pushed to the fore for AI such as the EU AI Act, the EU Medical Device Regulation and the UK AI Policy Paper all of which aim to bring a harmonised approach to governance and accountability for AI. The need for regulation is to provide ethics, legal and technical frameworks to help deal with situations where decisions being made by AI (either directly or indirectly) affect the individual, an organisation or society in impactful ways...

    Do Robots Dream of an Ethical Future? 

    ​Article by Maurice Lynch (CEO Nathean)

    "Creating specific legal status for robots in the long run, so that at least the most sophisticated autonomous robots could be established as having the status of “electronic persons” responsible for making good any damage they may cause, and possibly applying electronic personality to cases where robots make autonomous decisions or otherwise interact with third parties independently;” –  EU Parliament resolution 2017 with recommendations to the Commission on Civil Law Rules on Robotics

    Science fiction writers write about dystopian futures as warnings to us and include glimpses of what the future might look like socially and technologically.  The work being done in AI today will shape tomorrow, and so too will the legislation, regulations, and legal frameworks we set down now...

    The Designed-In Dangers of AI
    Article by Maurice Lynch (CEO - Nathean) 

    "AI has seen rapid growth over the past decade, but it has also raised concerns about the potential dangers of AI systems. To address these concerns, some have proposed safety measures, such as the EU AI Act , which aims to regulate the use of AI in Europe.
    There are several designed-in dangers associated with AI that may prevent it from being ethical, transparent, and trustworthy. For example, AI systems can be prone to bias if they are not trained on diverse and representative data, or they may not be explainable, making it difficult to understand how they reached a particular decision..."

    HCAIM Team Meeting
    ​University of Naples Federico II
    ​Sept 8th/9th 2022