About the project
ADIX is a project funded by ERC under the Advanced scheme (2021-2026). ADIX strives towards a radical re-thinking of explainable AI that can work in synergy with humans within a human-centred but AI-supported society. It aims to define a novel scientific paradigm of deep, interactive explanations that can be deployed alongside a variety of data-centric AI methods to explain their outputs by providing justifications in their support. These can be progressively questioned by humans and the outputs of the AI methods refined as a result of human feedback, within explanatory exchanges between humans and machines. This paradigm is being realised using computational argumentation as the underpinning, unifying theoretical foundation. The project aims to
- Define argumentative abstractions of the inner workings of a variety of data-centric AI methods from which various explanation types, providing argumentative grounds for outputs, can be drawn;
- Generate explanatory exchanges between humans and machines from interaction patterns instantiated on the argumentative abstractions and explanation types;
- Develop argumentative wrappers from human feedback.
The ADIX paradigm is being informed and tested by experiments and empirical evaluations in healthcare and law.