Gender&Diversity Breakfast Webinars – INESC Brussels HUB
Organized by INESC Brussels Hub, ‘Gender&Diversity Breakfast Webinars’ took on September 8, 9 and 11. Listen to the first episode here. Download the speakers’ presentations here: Gender and Diversity in research and technology organisations in Europe | Gender equality in R&I EC – Mina Stareva…
Talks and Lectures: Artificial Intelligence Applications, Implications and Speculations
Artificial intelligence is increasingly imposing itself on the reality of contemporary societies, although new technological developments come into being every day, this phenomenon is not correspondingly reflected in the public sphere. Considering that it is important to know and discuss this reality, this cycle of…
Candidatura a projetos de IA para a modernização da administração pública
Candidaturas abertas no âmbito do Sistema de Apoio à Transformação Digital da Administração Pública “INTELIGÊNCIA ARTIFICIAL E CIÊNCIA DOS DADOS” São elegíveis acções de promoção e divulgação de iniciativas com vista à disseminação de melhores práticas e partilha de conhecimento de novas formas de organização…
As Associate Laboratory since 2004, INESC-ID is periodically evaluated by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). This status is reserved for research institutions of great merit that have been recognized in external assessments as having the “capacity to cooperate in a stable, competent and…
First VMCAI Winter School – CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
VMCAI Winter School is a winter school on formal methods associated with VMCAI 2019 (VMCAI 2019 – 20th International Conference on Verification, Model Checking, and Abstract Interpretation) that took place in Lisbon, Portugal on January 9-12, 2019. In the vein of VMCAI, the school is…
3rd Alumni Meeting of the Laboratório de Jogos of Instituto Superior Técnico
The 3rd Alumni Meeting of the Laboratório de Jogos of Instituto Superior Técnico (III Encontro de Alumni do Laboratório de Jogos do IST), was held on October 26th at 5:15 pm, at the IST Taguspark Campus. In this event the participants discovered the current projects…
Summer Programs at INESC-ID
INESC-ID Researcher Moisés Piedade is hosting the Summer Program “Ciência Viva “INCISTA-Taguspark: INtrodução à Ciência no IST TAguspark” for young students at IST Taguspark. This activity that started on July 16th takes place over five days and aims to motivate young people for various aspects…
Arquivo.pt 2018 awards
The first ceremony of the Arquivo.pt 2018 Award was held on July 5th at the “Ciência 2018 – Encontro com a Ciência e Tecnologia”, at the Lisbon Congress Centre. The European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, presented the award at the plenary session…
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…
International Museum Day
On May 18th the DECivil Museum will host “Técnico Museums: 1st Meeting” where museum professionals, researchers, as well as students and professors will share their projects around the numerous collections gathered over the years that represent the history, identity and culture of engineering in Portugal….
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.