ADAPT Researchers Accepted into ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency 2023 with paper on challenges related to the EU AI Act

12 May 2023

Dublin, 12 May 2023: ADAPT Researchers Delaram Golpayegani (Trinity College Dublin),  Dr. Harshvardhan Pandit (Dublin City University), and Prof. Dave Lewis (ADAPT Interim Director, Trinity College Dublin) have recently co-authored a paper addressing some of the challenges related to implementation and enforcement of the EU AI Act. The paper, titled “To Be High-Risk, or Not To Be—Semantic Specifications and Implications of the AI Act’s High-Risk AI Applications and Harmonised Standards”, has been accepted into the ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency taking place in June of this year. 

Aiming at simplifying identification of potential “high-risk” AI applications according to Annex III of the AI Act, this paper introduces 5 core concepts. Further, an open vocabulary of AI risks (VAIR) is developed to assist with identification and assessment of AI risks and impacts. The paper also investigates the current state of AI standardisation activities in regard to the Act’s requirements concerning high-risk AI systems.

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The ACM Conference on Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency will take place in Chicago this year in June 2023. ACM FAccT is a computer science conference with a cross-disciplinary focus that brings together researchers and practitioners interested in fairness, accountability, and transparency in socio-technical systems.

This work is funded by the PROTECT project, which is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, and Science Foundation Ireland.