INESC-ID researchers and their work were showcased at Encontro Ciência ’22, which took place at Centro de Congressos de Lisboa this week.

On 16 May Professor Inês Lynce, INESC-ID researcher and Full Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, as well as co-director of the CMU Portugal Program, participated in the session Knowledge Creation and Talent Development under the CMU Portugal Program, in which she delivered an overview of CMU Portugal Program Knowledge Educational initiatives throughout the years. This same session had the participation, among others, of Maria Casimiro and John Mendonça, PhD students and INESC-D early stage researchers.

INESC-ID researchers also took part in practical demonstrations. The CMU Portugal-funded project Multilingual AI Agent Assistants (MAIA) which aims to develop a multilingual conversational platform, supported by machine translation and dialogue systems, where AI agents assist human agents was showcased on 18 May. MAIA is being developed in partnership between Carnegie Mellon University, INESC-ID, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Unbabel, under Principal Investigator Helena Moniz, INESC-ID researcher within the Human Language Technologies (HLT) research area.