ERC AG WhiteMech

WhiteMech aims at developing the science and the tools for mechanisms that are able to program themselves, automatically tailor their behavior so as to achieve desired goals, maintain themselves within safe boundaries in a changing environment, and follow regulations and conventions that evolve over time. Crucially, empowering mechanisms with self-programming carries significant risks and therefore we must be able to balance power with safety. For this reason WhiteMech intends to realize mechanisms that are white-box, that is, whose behavior is, at any moment, fully analyzable and comprehensible in human terms, and guarded by human oversight.

We are grateful for funding from the European Union with an ERC Advanced Grant.

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