WP7: Human-Centred Frameworks for inclusive & sustainable AI Systems

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  • Cross-Cultural Communicational Approach to enable Hybrid AI Systems
  • Incorporates social & legal concerns on fairness & privacy in AI technology design


  • Ways AI is embedded in, shaped by, and responds to societies and their diverse cultures, values, and environments.


  • Public perceptions, expectations, and communication of AI systems
  • Legal-by-Design frameworks & Governance guidelines for HAI-based Decision making


  • Communication, Science & Technology Studies, Philosophy of AI: Shirley Ho, Andy Prahl, Melvin Chen, Gerard Goggin
  • Technology + IP law, policy, & governance: Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Amélie Favreau, Jean-Marc Deltorn, Hallam Stevens

Team members

Shirley Ho

Lead PI SG: Shirley Ho (NTU)

Team PI Singapore

Hannah-Yee-Fen LIM (NTU)

Andrew PRAHL (NTU)

Melvin CHEN (NTU)


Gerard Goggin (NTU&University of Sydney),

Hallam Stevens (James Cook University-AU).

Amélie Favreau

Lead PI FR: Amelie FAVREAU (Université Grenoble Alpes)

Team PI France



Lead PI FR: Jean-Marc DELTORN (Université Strasbourg)

In accordance with DesCartes cross-cultural and interdisciplinary innovative approach, WP7 convenes international leading French and Singaporean researchers in a unique and groundbreak team.
WP7 members offer and combine deep expertise in a variety of fields of Social Sciences and Humanities, notably:

  • Communication and Philosophy of AI: Shirley Ho, Andrew Prahl, Gerard Goggin.
  • Technology + IP law, policy, & governance: Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay, Amélie Favreau, Jean-Marc Deltorn, Hannah Lim, Stevens Hallam.

With complementary expertise and approaches, WP7 researchers share the same vision of AI centred on human requirements. The priority we assign to scientific productions with effective impact on the real-world is matched by our commitment to public interest.


Synergies between France and Singapore:
The French team brings in strong expertise on AI, creativity, cultural narratives and representations and human-machine co-creations, combining this with unique and generative expertise in intellectual property law, technology policy, regulation and governance.
This is matched by the Singapore team with a contextualised expertise in public perceptions, understandings, and value of technology (the way people perceive and engage with and imagine emerging technologies in urban life), as well as in philosophy of AI and critical data studies.


WP7 explores Singapore population’s expectations in relation to AI in its emergence and representation to provide knowledge on public understanding and perceptions of AI in smart cities. In order to come to the right technology and policies, people need to be part of the process of development, articulate the problems and issues they may be experience or anticipate, and have ownership of what these are address.
With public engagement and knowledge gained, this will guide the elaboration of social requirement frameworks and communication guidelines and toolkits for hybrid AI which can be adopted to improve communication and policymaking, avoiding the propagation of bias and wrongful discrimination. In accordance with these human requirements, WP7 provides innovative frameworks and associated Intellectual Property protection for hybrid AI.

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This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) programme.

CREATE is an international collaboratory housing research centres set up by top universities. At CREATE, researchers from diverse disciplines and backgrounds work closely together to perform cutting-edge research in strategic areas of interest, for translation into practical applications leading to positive economic and societal outcomes for Singapore. The interdisciplinary research centres at CREATE focus on four areas of interdisciplinary thematic areas of research, namely human systems, energy systems, environmental systems and urban systems. More information on the CREATE programme can be obtained from www.create.edu.sg.

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