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On the 7th of November we had the official kick off to the ExperimentAI project, an initiative promoted and coordinated by the Computer Vision Center and funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) that brings Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision closer to society.

The session started with an inaugural address by Joana Barbany, General Director of Digital Society at the Government of Catalonia and councillor of Sant Cugat del Vallès. It continued with an introduction of the project and the aims and objectives of all following sessions.

The introduction was then followed by an open on how Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision are impacting our daily life, their uses and applications. The panel was composed by Dr. Fernando Vilariño, Associate CVC director, Alexandra Canet, CVC Communications Manager, CVC PhD students Laura López and Marc Masana, and last but not least, Sigrid Vila, Bruno Moya and Oriol Baeza. The last three are High School students who have spent a research stay at CVC as part of their Research School Projects.  In addition, all members of the public could contribute and thus detect the different challenges that this technology must face in their different areas of expertise.

ExperimentAI is a recurrent activity that will take place on a weekly basis from the 7th of November until the 20th of Februrary 2019 at the Library Living Lab. We will be presenting, every Wednesday, new experiences, prototypes and activities to understand the impact of AI and Computer Vision in our future and current society.

All information, calendar and registrations here: ExperimentAI website

Nuria Martínez

The author Nuria Martínez