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The International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA) is launched to become an international reference portal for AI PhD students and researchers

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The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is one of the Research & Industry Members of the recently launched International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA) which is aimed to attract PhD and postdoc talents in Europe through educational and training activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence.

AIDA is the first academy of its kind in Europe and internationally. Coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, it has now a total of 67 top AI Members, a good mix of 50 excellent European Universities and 17 Research Institutes and Companies. Its membership is excellent, its scope is pan-European/international and its aims are high to become world reference for AI PhD studies. It is remarkable that 67 leading European AI partners joined efforts with the 5 Horizon Europe ICT48 AI flagship projects to foster PhD education excellence in AI. Therefore, AIDA can indeed attain a critical mass to have a large impact on AI academic education, industry workforce upskilling and in addressing very important social challenges, which range from the fight against disinformation to the provision of a human-centered and trustworthy AI that serves not only European citizens, but the humanity in general.

AIDA can also ensure European strategic autonomy in such critical technology as AI, with huge potential socio-economic impact and to reinforce Europe’s assets in AI, by benefiting its world-class researcher community, son that it stays at the forefront of AI developments. It can form a common AI resource center and become a shared facility offering access to knowledge and expertise and attracting talented researchers. It indeed aims high at becoming a world reference point, creating an easy entry point to AI excellence in Europe.

AIDA was successfully launched on November 3rd, with the celebration of its first General Assembly. The CVC is collaborating with AIDA, being one of its Research & Industry members. The CVC has more than 40 doctoral students currently completing their PhDs and, since its founding in 1995, more than 130 theses have been defended. As one of the cornerstones of the CVC’s mission and vision is the generation of talent at the highest international level, we are really proud to be part of this initiative.

Visit AIDA’s website: www.i-aida.org

Course on “Literate models for Computer Vision: Combining vision, language and Reading”

Within the framework of AIDA’s educational and training activities, the CVC is organising the short course  “Literate models for computer vision: Combining vision, language and reading”.

Through this short interactive course, students will have a chance to reconcile with the state of the art in reading systems, especially scene text recognition, and explore how image text enables us to tackle new and exciting computer vision tasks such as fine-grained image classification, cross-modal retrieval, captioning and visual question answering.

  • Date & time: December 20th 2021, from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Place: Online
  • Language: English
  • Lecturers: CVC researchers Dr. Dimosthenis Karatzas, Dr. Ernest Valveny, Dr. Lluís Gómez, Andrés Mafla, Ali Biten, Ruben Perez and Sergi Garcia.
  • Audience: PhD an Msc students with basic deep learning knowledge.

More information and inscriptions: https://www.i-aida.org/course/vision-and-language-reading-systems-and-multi-modal-representations/

 

 

 

Nuria Martínez

The author Nuria Martínez