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Transnational meeting- Muenster, Germany-June, 2022

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 HEDY partnership had its first in-person meeting in Münster, Germany, hosted by ACEEU. The Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities (ACEEU) is the only globally-operating quality assurance body with a focus on acknowledging engagement and entrepreneurship in Higher Education. In this opportunity, the meeting goal was to analyze the HEDY activities.

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Understanding Life in AI Era – Booklet Validation Workshop

May 16, 2022

The accelerated developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are placing a long-lasting impact on the social lifestyle and well-being of our society. The main goal of this workshop is to launch the debate about Life in AI Era: challenges, benefits and risks, and to facilitate a networking space for stakeholders’ experience exchange and cooperation on AI issues.

This Multiplier Event is promoted by “HEDY – Life in the AI”, a 2-year Erasmus+ project that started in November 2021, aiming at offering a comprehensive and shared view of how AI is affecting our lives and reshaping our socioeconomic, cultural, and human environments by promoting critical reflection, self-based learning and discussion on these issues. HEDY is mainly, but not exclusively, targeting higher education audiences.

Four specific objectives will be produced to reach this goal, the first of which is the Booklet. The Booklet is an essay defining the HEDY position on life in the AI era and the rationale for that position. In this workshop, we present the results of our two-fold approach to building our rationale about the challenges, opportunities and expected impact of AI on four topics: business, governance, skill & competencies, and people & lifestyle.

The workshop was held in Catalan/Spanish.

Program:

09:30-09:45   Registration
09:50-10:00   Welcome
10:10-10:15   HEDY overview
10:15-10:45   Keynote speech

“The Old and the New in AI. An Interdisciplinary Approach to Technologies for the Common Good” 

 Dra. Núria Vallès-Peris

10:50-11:15   Coffee break + Networking
11:20-12:00   Booklet overview

12:10-13:00   Practice network & discussion

13:00-13:15   Event evaluation
13:20-13:30   Conclusions

Location:

Sala d’Actes del Vèrtex
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Plaça d’Eusebi Güell, 6, 08034 Barcelona
Coordinates: 41.39063, 2.11392

The HEDY project kicks off!!

The HEDY project kicks off with the celebration in Varna (Bulgaria) in a meeting in January18th, where all the participating partners coming from 5 European countries (Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria and Hungary) have had the opportunity of met online due the Covid restricrions and start to work together.

Artificial Intelligence is the 4th industrial revolution and 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. HEDY is a project which intends to provide massive open online courses (MOOC) for free and open access for participants, with interactive forums, focused on Life in Artificial Intelligence.

All partners in HEDY have a involvement and experience in the higher education, ergonomics and artificial intelligence sectors. The general coordination of the project comes under the responsibility of Obuda University. The rest of the entities that complete the project are: Aidlearn, Consultoria em Recursos Humanos Lda., Portugal, Lisboa, Bulgarian Association of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Bulgaria, Varna, UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA, Spain, BARCELONA, ACEEU GmbH, Muenster, Germany