On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Dr. George Giannakopoulos, Co-Founder and CEO of SciFY participated in the first meeting of the "DIGITAL SME Focus Group on AI".

DIGITAL SME Focus Group on AI is an initiative of the European Commission (AI Watch) and the European DIGITAL SME Alliance where they have set up an experts team which consisting of almost 40 Artificial Intelligence experts representing companies from all over Europe.

From Greece, SciFY and our own George Giannakopoulos were also selected to contribute to this focus group. Specifically, the goals of the focus group are: 

  • Monitoring the development, adoption and impact of AI by companies
  • Provide immediate feedback on their policies and regulatory needs

A series of regular meetings are planned over a period of 3 to 5 years, where the focus group will gain a better understanding of how small and medium-sized businesses adopt and use AI. The team will examine how the introduction of tools and processes related to AI changes the international business environment. In addition, it will examine the social and economic implications of these changes (eg on skills, recruitment and relationships between employers and employees).

The European Commission's Joint Research Center (JRC), which coordinates AI Watch, aims to work with the focus group to understand the adoption, use and impact of Artificial Intelligence and related technologies robotics, automation, mechanical learning, etc.). At the same time, the team will formally discuss more current issues. For example "how AI can help the fight against COVID-19". The European DIGITAL SME Alliance will work with Artificial Intelligence experts to develop position and policy documents for AI from a business perspective.

See here more information on DIGITAL SME Focus Group on AI and the other companies that participate.

19th SciFY Academy | Introduction to Intelligent Systems
Part 1

On Wednesday, May 24th, the SciFY team, co-organized with the INNOVATHENS Innovation and Entrepreneurship Node of Technopolis in the City of Athens, the first part of the seminar series devoted to Intelligent Systems.  

Technologists, entrepreneurs and representatives of the IT industry, researchers and students from various schools, even journalists, went to INNOVATHENS to attend the 19th SciFY Academy.

Dr. George Giannakopoulos, researcher of the Laboratory of Knowledge and Software Technology at NCSR "Demokritos" and CTO at SciFY introduced us to the field of Intelligent Systems and more specifically:

  • The value of artificial intelligence
  • Concepts of intelligence and artificial intelligence
  • Natural and Artificial Intelligence Systems
  • Intelligent Systems Functions
  • Intelligent systems with different sciences

After the end of the lecture, a dialogue and an interactive workshop aimed at the participants to understand the meaning and the future of Artificial Intelligence. As always, after the end of the presentation there was time to ask questions from the public and solve questions.

We warmly thank Dr. Giorgos Giannakopoulos, INNOVATHENS and of course all those who attended and participated in the seminar by making very interesting comments and questions and mainly because they contributed once again to realizing our vision for the free dissemination of knowledge!

To be informed about the next events of SciFY Academy you can register here.

Find the 19th SciFY Academy presentation here

20th SciFY Academy | Introduction to Intelligent Systems
Part 2

On Wednesday, June 7, the SciFY team, co-organized with INNOVATHENS the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Node of the Technopolis of the City of Athens, the second and final part of the seminar series devoted to Intelligent Systems.  

Representatives from a wide range of disciplines, such as Information, Technology, as well as researchers and students from various schools participated in the 20th SciFY Academy held at INNOVATHENS.

In this seminar Dr. George Giannakopoulos, researcher of the Knowledge and Software Technologies Laboratory of the NCSR "Demokritos" and CTO in SciFY had the opportunity to deepen more in the concepts of Intelligent Systems. Initially, a summary of what was mentioned in the first part of the seminar was made, followed by the second part of the seminar.

Find the presentation of the 20th SciFY Academy here

After the end of the presentation, there was time to discuss and solve questions. We warmly thank Dr Giorgos GiannakopoulosINNOVATHENS and of course all those who attended and participated in the seminar by making very interesting comments and questions and mainly because they contributed once again to realizing our vision for the free dissemination of knowledge!

To be kept informed about the next SciFY Academy events you can subscribe here.

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