SusTainable Autonomy and Resilience for LEAs using AI aGainst High priority Threats

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Funding Organization
European Commission
Funding Programme
Horizon Europe
Funding Instument
Innovation Action
Starting Date
Oct. 1, 2021
Total budget
ITI budget
Scientific responsible
Dr. Petros Daras


STARLIGHT empowers LEAs with automated, operational, and cyber-resilient investigation, intelligence, surveillance and control capabilities to tackle traditional and emergent (e.g., AI-powered) criminal activities, terrorism, cybercrime, and cyber-attacks, within and at the borders of the EU. The STARLIGHT approach aims at contributing to the establishment of a strong EU AI-based security industry, thus enhancing the EU’s strategic autonomy in the field of AI for LEAs.

To achieve this, STARLIGHT envisions a new sustainable community that works to build a cohesive and strategic landscape that delivers interoperable AI solutions that uphold ethical and societal values to tackle high priority threats for all LEAs across Europe. Cooperation between researchers and security practitioners will provide a driving force for needs and gap analysis, fast and effective uptake and adoption underpinned by an essential focus on aligning legal and ethical provisions, legislative frameworks, and fundamental rights.

STARLIGHT will ensure European LEAs lead the way in AI innovation, autonomy and resilience, addressing the challenges of now and the future, prioritising the safety and security of Europe for all.

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