WeNet at Researchers’ Night 2019 in Nicosia

On the 27th of September 2019, at the Filoxenia Conference Centre, in Nicosia (Cyprus) took place the Researchers’ Night 2019, a creative night-time event dedicated to science and research, through experiments, games, competitions and music. Audiences of different ages had the opportunity to meet up with Cypriot researchers and see their work, in a festive, friendly atmosphere.

Our colleagues from Open University of Cyprus, Laboratory of Computational Intelligence, Loizos Michael, Nikos Isaak, Charikleia Skouteli, Christodoulos Ioannou, Christos Rodosthenou, Michalis Savva, Theofrastos Mandadelis, presented WeNet at their booth to people of all ages and background.

With the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based systems in our daily lives, worries about whether machines are compatible with human values ​​are now a central topic of discussion. What does it mean for a machine to make ethical decisions? When is the machine’s decision fair? Why do machines sometimes seem to make biased decisions that lead to biased actions? We are able to build machines that explain their decisions and are trustworthy.
Is it right for machines to solve the problems themselves or should they have the role of human helpers? By engaging in a series of interactive presentations and games, visitors will explore and evaluate ways in which a computer can gain knowledge.

To know more about the event https://www.unic.ac.cy/unic-participates-at-the-quot-researchers-night-2019-quot-event/