The implementation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has boosted production efficiency, workplace safety and customer satisfaction by automating processes.

But despite the high accuracy of powerful tools such as deep learning and reinforcement learning techniques, AI is considered unintelligible to humans. The “black box” approach used in AI negatively affects users’ trust in the system, a critical factor in the context of decision making. The solution to this opacity is Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) which pursues model transparency.

This open dialogue will focus on the integration of explainability as a concept but also as a main design element in industrial AI processes while takeing into account different approaches from other EU projects such as COALA and STAR.



10:15 – 10:20 General introduction and opening
10:20 – 10:30 Session 1: XMANAI project status presentation (XMANAI from industrial AI blackboxes to glassboxes)
Óscar Lázaro, Managing Director at Innovalia
10:30 – 10:40 Session 2: Explainability in the Industrial AI user journey
Andrea Capaccioli, Deep Blue
10:40 – 10:50 Session 3: Explainability in action: The XMANAI demonstrators
Sergi Perez, Tyriz
10:50 – 11:25 Open Discussion: Best practices and lessons learned from EU initiatives
John Soldatos, Christos Emmanolidis, Jože Rožanec, Jacopo Cassina
11:25 – 11:30 Closure of the event