The GANTT and PERT charts for the project can be found below.

E-pi’s Work Plan is articulated into 4 Work Packages (WPs). WPs are further broken down into Tasks, to subdivide the workload in a logical and manageable way over a four-year period. Each WP is led by the Partner with the most appropriate expertise, but all partners contribute to each WP, as clearly indicated at Task level.

The associated GANTT chart, with Milestones (in yellow) can be found in above on the left.

A PERT chart illustrating the interdependencies among the Tasks within the WPs is shown on the right.

Modelling and optimisation under epistemic uncertainty

The objectives of WP1 are: (1) to formulate an optimisation framework inspired by the principle of ‘knowing not to know’, outputting sets of solutions equally optimal from a robustness point of view, and (2) to inject epistemic uncertainty into this new framework in both the loss functions and the constraints.

Epistemic artificial intelligence

The overall objective of WP2 is to formulate learning frameworks based on the concept of epistemic AI, leveraging the results of WP1 on optimisation under epistemic uncertainty. These are: (1) an epistemic learning theory, (2) epistemic supervised learning and domain adaptation, (3) a theory of epistemic unsupervised learning focussing, in particular, on deep adversarial networks for explainable AI, (4) robust foundations for reinforcement learning with epistemic versions of both model-free and model-based algorithms, (5) epistemic inverse reinforcement learning.

Science-to-technology breakthrough in autonomous driving

The objectives of WP1 are: (1) to demonstrate science-to-technology feasibility for selected use cases in the autonomous driving setting; (2) to generate proof-of-concept level demonstrators of the proposed novel AI paradigms, including code (to be shared open-source) and algorithms; (3) to continually provide feedback on the effectiveness and efficiency of the new methodologies and algorithms developed in WP2, in an Agile development philosophy.

Project management, dissemination and exploitation

The objectives of WP4 are: (1) to cover the legal, contractual, financial and administrative management of the project, and establish stable relations with the EC throughout the project’s duration; (2) to exploit and disseminate the results of the project, and to manage Intellectual Properties rights; (3) to build the innovation capacity of partners, explore the full scientific, social and economic potential of Epistemic AI, and (4) to define viable a roadmap for an effective exploitation.