Awareness Inside

EIC Pathfinder Challenge

Awareness Inside: Open Meeting of the EIC Pathfinder Challenge

Welcome to the first open meeting of the portfolio of projects funded by the EIC Pathfinder Challenge “Awareness Inside“.

Date: 1st October

Duration: full day 11:00 – 17:00

Location: 26th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence ECAI 2023 – Kraków, Poland

Room: WFAIS A-1-03

Attendance: All are welcome. Please register for the workshop day. Information about workshops can be found here.

Awareness and consciousness have been high on the Artificial Intelligence (AI) research agenda for decades. Progress has been difficult because it has been hard to agree on exactly what it means to be aware. Most researches would agree though that we do not have any truly aware artificial system yet, that awareness is much more than a sensorial sophistication and that it is much more than any Artificial Intelligence as we know it. But, what is it then that a user would expect from a service or device that has ‘awareness inside’?

In this workshop we will present all eight “Awareness Inside” projects funded to explore this question. Join our meeting to see preliminary results, and debate the meaning of awareness.

Programme (subject to change)

11:00 – 11:15 Welcome and overview of Awareness Inside
Roumen Borissov – Policy Adviser – Acting Programme Manager for Awareness Inside – EISMEA

11:15 – 11:40 ASTOUND – Luis Fernando D’Haro

11:40 – 12:05 CAVAA – Paul Verschure

12:05 – 12:30 METATOOL – Ricardo Sanz

Lunch Break

13:30 – 13:55 EMERGE – Davide Bacciu

13:55 – 14:20 SUSTAIN – Stephan Sigg

14:20 – 14:45 SymAware – Sadegh Soudjani & Eleftherios Vlahakis

Coffee Break

15:30 – 15:55 SYMBIOTIK Ioannis Arapakis

15:55 – 16:20 VALAWAI – Luc Steels

16:20 – 17:00 Awareness Panel Discussion ( Why awareness – what are the opportunities? Research challenges? Shared vision or many versions of awareness?)

17:00 Closing remarks (Chair)

Awareness Inside: Open Meeting of the EIC Pathfinder Challenge
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