Commemoration of IST 107th Anniversary
The annual ceremony of Técnico’s anniversary will be held on May 23rd at IST Alameda and INESC-ID will also celebrate this day with total engagement, showcasing several demos of ongoing projects.
Here´s what to expect from INESC- ID Research groups:
Temperature control on a tower use solar energy – Simulation of the control temperature system of a solar thermal tower
“Sueca” card game with EMYS Robot – Participant will be able to play a team card game called Sueca with a robot
Project RAGE – Interviewing a virtual suspect
Augmented Surgery and Immersive Endoscopy: Two Potential Healthcare Realities – Experience with Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) the technology and the potential areas of development of immersive diagnostic.
SafeCloud middleware: how to prepare for 0-day vulnerabilities in secure communication channels – This demonstration will show the integration of two SafeCloud communication technologies: vtTLS and sKnock
Side-Channel Analysis: unwanted back doors in most cryptographic systems
Video-games from the IST Game Lab Dark Things About; Mexican Standoff; VEngine; FAtiMA VR Demo.
Full program here
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.