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Artificial intelligence gathers more than 50 specialists from 20 countries in Porto

03rd July 2019

Professionals of the academia and industry who work in this area, researchers and even Master’s students or PhD candidates – this is the profile of the participants of the VISUM Summer School who, besides coming from Portugal, are also coming from European countries such as Italy, Germany, Ukraine, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Russia, Lithuania, Spain and Austria and also from more remote places such as Iran, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico, Bangladesh, Costa Rica, the USA, China or the United Arab Emirates.  

“The goal is to convey some theoretical notions to the participants, and then issue practical challenges to them. That is why our panel is divided into academic speakers from Portugal, the USA, the Netherlands, Ireland and Switzerland, and specialists from the industry, of companies such as Bosch, Farfetch, Fraunhofer, among others. All speakers are internationally recognised professionals in the computer vision and artificial intelligence areas”, explains Ana Rebelo, a researcher of INESC TEC's Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia, Professor at UPT and one of the organisers of the School.

In addition to the sessions dedicated to the several proposed themes, the participants will have the opportunity to be closer with companies of the area on Saturday, 6 July. On this day, dedicated to the industry, there will be a company exhibition and a debate on the theme: “Dos artigos de investigação às aplicações reais: desafios e dificuldades”(in English: “From research papers to real applications: challenges and difficulties”), moderated by Daniel Catalão, with the participation of representatives from Farfetch, Deloitte, Bosch, ASML and FEUP.

Throughout the week, the participants will also be able to develop a project, taking advantage of the classes they will take. The winner group will receive a set of 3 NVIDIA RTX 2080 DL training kits, offered by Bosh.

“There are several sessions in which the participants will have the opportunity to work in the project and we’ll have two hackathons on 10 and 11 July. On the last day, 12 July, the groups with the best performance will be invited to present the work, which will be assessed by the jury composed of the project’s organising team, representatives of some of the invited companies and a representative of the host institution”, explains the researcher.

VISUM Summer School is organised by INESC TEC, in partnership with Data Science Portugal (DSPT) and the summer school Feature of Computing of UPTEC, being supported by the Portucalense Infante D. Henrique University (UPT), ScaleUp Porto, Google Cloud, Bosch and UP.

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