WeNet, the Internet of Us: An interdisciplinary project with an international dimension

The world is uniting through WeNet’s new social media platform, to enhance human interactions. A new video highlights the worldwide dimension of WeNet.

Professor Luca Cernuzzi, Dean of the Universidad Catolica Nuestra Señora de la Ascuncion, Paraguay, describes WeNet as, “a very interesting multi-disciplinary project that involves several universities worldwide. We contribute to the interaction amongst people related to the ICT and Internet platform, and take into account diversity”.

Prof Amarsanaa Ganbold, Associate Professor National University of Mongolia, says, “This project will bring our university to collaborate at this international level also improving our research network”.

Professor Shyam Diwakar, Associate Professor and Lab Director at Amrita University, India says, “Our expectations include a lot of collaborative studies that involve this diversity-based analysis of data. We want to see how students in India and across the world are unique and diverse”.

Professor Avi Segal, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, says “Our expectations of the project worldwide is to advance science around diversity and inclusion as well as impacting society and people. We expect WeNet to bring to our university wide collaboration with very interesting researchers and academia as well as industry in this field of supporting diversity and inclusion.

Prof Salvador Ruiz, Instituto Potosino de Investigación y Tecnológia IPICT, Mexico, says, “The WeNet project is very important in the context of the Mexican Society because it gives the opportunity to use hi-technology, artificial intelligence as well as social media to address important problems.”

Prof Hua Xu, Jilin University, China, says “We establish a multi-disciplinary cross-cultural research team with scientists and sociologists from different universities worldwide through WeNet and work together on diversity and the next generation of AI technology and education.

Participants’ contribution to the WeNet project of 11 countries across the globe, include how to make AI algorithms that focus on incentives more aware of diversity and more considerate of the diversity aspects of humans in computerized platforms. Professors and graduate students from computer science, psychology, sociology, education and management will focus not only on Artificial Intelligence, but also on Emotional Intelligence, for the Internet of us.