Barcelona, Spain – Transnational meeting

Artificial intelligence (AI) in recent days has continuous development and applications in all fields, the AI helps human beings to find the application to make easier life and place a long-lasting impact on the social lifestyle and well-being of our society. Hedy’s goal is to be a free and accessible source of info about this digital technology which is not only the most relevant, but in fact, it is already being part of our life.

The meeting was celebrated as expected at the UPC premises on November 30 and December 1, 2022. The meeting lasted 1 day and half (as initially planned). At least 2 persons per partners participated in the meeting.

All planned items were discussed successfully. The initial objectives were to have clear planning and scheduling for all pending tasks of the current active Results. All partners agree on this planning and committed to provide the contributions on time.

Having presential TPM is a great opportunity to meet all partners, to be more focused during all parts of the meeting, start discussion and share opinions as clear as possible without any disturbing events. This meeting achieved all these advantageous. Besides, the feeling between the partners is very unique, all of us are committed to have a successful project and willed to promote further collaborative initiatives

Safety and Security Science Review HEDY –Life in the AI age special issue.

HEDY project organized the Safety and Security Science Review HEDY –Life in the AI age special issue. Studies in this volume present our snapshots on artificial intelligence in the spring of 2022 from the perspective of the literature, experts and university students. In the course of the project, we are preparing a booklet, an AI film library and e-learning material, which will be available in the Óbuda University open learning system in English, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, German, Bulgarian and Hungarian.

Artificial intelligence is undeniably present in our lives. We openly use artificial intelligence, e.g. in self-driving vehicles, for translation of foreign language texts, language correctness checks or pattern-based searches. Still, occasionally we use artificial intelligence covertly, e.g. chatbots, automated customer services, lie screening, generating fake news or customizing ads.

HEDY’s participation in the SEFI 2022 conference

The SEFI Annual Conference is a scientific conference focused on Engineering Education and the biggest event of this type in Europe. SEFI Annual Conferences are a unique opportunity for professors, students, industry and professional organisations to exchange their views and to meet their peers and create a European network of contacts.

HEDY participated in the SEFI 2022 conference and presented the following manuscript:

First result of the Erasmus+ HEDY project”

HEDY – Life in the AI era is a 2-year Erasmus+ project started in November 2021
targeting higher education audience. Its goal is to offer a comprehensive and shared
view of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is affecting our lives and reshaping our
socioeconomic, cultural, and human environments and to define which topics related
to AI are of interest to different university studies and how they should be addressed.

Four specific free and accessible sources of information will be produced to reach
these goals, the first of which is the Booklet, the subject of this paper. The Booklet is
an essay defining the HEDY position on life in the AI era and its aim is to identify the
challenges, opportunities and expected impact of AI on four different areas: business,
governance, skills & competencies, and people & lifestyle. In this paper, we
summarise the content of the Booklet. In particular, we describe our methodology to
build our rationales based on collecting information from two sources: i) Literature
survey, and ii) Focus groups. These two sources provide a unique contribution on AI
panorama by combining state of the art research with first-hand opinions and debated
questions, concerns, and ideas of interacting individuals. The main finding is that there
is the necessity to train citizens in AI by providing teachings, courses and trainings in
schools and higher education institutes to facilitate the use and adoption of AI for
young people and future generations.