Project Details


GECKO will bring together the latest scientific advances, establishing a unique synergy between the social sciences, information sciences, and engineering. Based on a deep understanding of how people interact with technology, in their homes and outside, GECKO will develop a unique end-to-end methodology for designing ART AI that goes far beyond the state of the art. By designing AI from a user perspective, GECKO will prevent the limitation of current technologies where AI reasoning and outcomes could easily be harmful, emotionally offensive, and damaging to the wider society and economy. Aalborg University is part of GECKO and we contribute with social science perspectives, mainly through our two Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) who studies various aspects of smart energy, households, prosumption and new design approaches. The project has received funding from the European Commission under Horizon2020 MSCA-ITN-2020 Innovative Training Networks programme, Grant Agreement No 955422.
Short titleGECKO
Effective start/end date01/01/202131/12/2024

Collaborative partners

  • University of Siegen (Project partner) (lead)
  • University of Strathclyde (Project partner)
  • National Technical University of Athens (Project partner)
  • University of East Anglia (Project partner)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer FIT (Project partner)
  • Plegma Labs (Project partner)
  • Intracom Telecom (Project partner)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities