Open Day CTM 2018
This year’s edition of Open Day CTM, dedicated to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the context of Telecommunications and Multimedia, has as main speaker Arlindo Oliveira, president of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), researcher at INESC-ID, expert in AI and author of the book “The Digital Mind:…
INESC-ID Researchers Talks @ TEDxIST
On March 3rd 2018 took place another edition of TEDxIST 2018 at Taguspark. This year with equilibrium as a theme, INESC-ID researchers, Ana Paiva and Ana Teresa Freitas, talked about artificial intelligence and genetic data. If you missed this edition or just want to hear…
Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2018
Only 4 days away for the Portugal Smart Cities Summit 2018, an event dedicated to the future of smart cities! Check the latest video of the Biklio Project and App and come and meet us at Lisbon Congress Center between 11th and 13th of April….
INESC-ID at Portugal Smart Cities/Green Business Week
The Portugal Smart Cities Summit took place in Lisbon between 11th and 13th of April at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa. This is an event that brought together opportunities and exhibitions for conferences and networking, sharing knowledge about all sectors that involve the emerging…
PhD Open Days – Pitch Competition
On the fourth edition of the IST PhD Open Days initiative, that took place on March 21st and 22nd at Salão Nobre of IST, Phd Students Renata Castelo Branco and Filipa Correia got, respectively, first and second place in the Pitch Competition. Renata´s pitch, “Illustrated Algorithmic Design”, …
Workshop at INESC Coimbra
On March 13, INESC I&DT units participated in workshop “Systems and technologies to support institutions in occurrence management and territorial planning” in Coimbra. The aim of the event was to present projects under development and under preparation related to the theme. Presentations were made by…
Mathematics, Physics & Machine Learning Seminar Series (Online)
The Mathematics, Physics & Machine Learning seminar series has started on October 2020 and runs until March 2021.
The seminars aim to bring together mathematicians and physicists interested in machine learning (ML) with ML and AI experts interested in mathematics and physics, with the goal of introducing innovative Mathematics and Physics-inspired techniques in Machine Learning and, reciprocally, applying Machine Learning to problems in Mathematics and Physics.
Attendance is free but registration is required.
More information is available here.
IST /INESC-ID Distinguished Lecture – An Ethical Crisis in Computing?
Computer scientists think often of “Ender’s Game” these days. In this award-winning 1985 science-fiction novel by Orson Scott Card, Ender is being trained at Battle School, an institution designed to make young children into military commanders against an unspecified enemy. Ender’s team engages in a series of computer-simulated battles, eventually destroying the enemy’s planet, only to learn then that the battles were very real and a real planet has been destroyed.
The benefits of computing seemed intuitive to us. We truly believe that computing yields tremendous societal benefits; for example, the life-saving potential of driverless cars is enormous! Like Ender, however, we realized recently that computing is not a game–it is real–and it brings with it not only societal benefits, but also significant societal costs, such as labor polarization, disinformation, and smart-phone addiction.
The real issue is how to deal with technology’s impact on society.
Technology is driving the future, but who is doing the steering?
Moshe Y. Vardi is University Professor and the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University. He is the recipient of several awards, including the ACM SIGACT Goedel Prize, the ACM Kanellakis Award, the ACM SIGMOD Codd Award, the Blaise Pascal Medal, the IEEE Computer Society Goode Award, and the EATCS Distinguished Achievements Award.
He is the author and co-author of over 650 papers, as well as two books. He is a fellow of several societies, and a member of several academies, including the US National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Science.
He holds seven honorary doctorates. He is a Senior Editor of the Communications of the ACM, the premier publication in computing.