Nem Summit 2019, Zagreb (Croatia)

Nem Summit 2019, Zagreb, Croatia, 22th-23th May 2019

The 11th edition of NEM Initiative annual conference Nem European Media Summit (Nem Summit) 2019 is organized this year in The Mimara Museum of Zagrab (Croatia) from 22 to 23 May 2019. NEM Initiative is the New European Media Technology Platform that organizes the NEM Summit 2019 conference, consisting in keynote presentations and an exhibition focused on presentating results of various research projects.

Members of the NEM Initiative, including José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez from UPM

Members of the NEM Initiative, including José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez from UPM

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) participated in the event through the figure of Federico Álvarez García. Federico Álvarez and Mario Montagud (from i2Cat) discussed in a roundtable (Session B-2) with different speakers about accessibility in Europe towards the creation of a platform for inclusive media, as partners of the Accessibility Cluster Projects: ImAc, EasyTV, Content4All and SIGN-HUB. EasyTV is coordinated by UPM. Additionally, Federico Álvarez collaborated in another roundtable (Session A-1) about Artificial Intelligence for media and creative industries, presenting some of the works developed in his research group in this field.

On the other side, researcher Massimo Magaldi from the italian company Engineering talked about Advanced analytics services developed in the environment of FANDANGO H2020 Project to detect disinformartion and fake news. UPM is also partner of FANDANGO Project.

José Manuel Menéndez, director of research group GATV, attended to the event, and collaborated in the session “All in the media & Creative Industries”.

For more information about the event. Please, check the following link.


Robot with Artificial Intelligence

Kick-off meeting of the AI4EU project with european leaders in Artificial Intelligence in Barcelona, 9th-11th January 2019

European leaders in Artificial Intelligence attended the kick-off meeting of the project AI4EU in Barcelona in order to promote the use of this technology in the EU. The partners of the project, including Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with assistance of Dr. Federico Álvarez, met at the Auditorium of the Vèrtex Building of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) during the dates 9th, 10th and 11th January 2019.

The AI4EU project aims to mobilise European leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) to make available to users resources based on this technology that facilitate scientific research and innovation, analyse the needs of future research in AI and create an observatory of ethics that promotes an Artificial Intelligence centred on the human being.

AI4EU project is led by THALES (France) and receives a total funding of €20 million over the next 3 years. €3 million will be allocated for Financial Support for Third Parties (FSTPs) to fund promising projects exploiting the resources and services offered by the platform to foster technology transfer of AI-based solutions.

Partners of the AI4EU Project during the kick-off meeting

Partners of the AI4EU Project during the kick-off meeting

More information about the AI4EU Project in the following link.

Faldón AI4EU