We are pleased to have Professor André Carlos Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho, Vice Dean in the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of São Paulo and Director of the Brazilian Applied AI Research Centre IARA (Research Centre for Smart Environments) join us for this ART-AI seminar, entitled ‘IARA: Brazilian Artificial Intelligence Research Centre for Smart Environments’.
IARA: Brazilian Artificial Intelligence Research Centre for Smart Environments
Just as economic and social advances allow people to live longer and better, they also raise awareness that these advances need to happen faster and to be more sustainable and more inclusive. This generates a growing demand for a better quality of life, both in urban and rural regions. One of the main paths for this increase is through the incorporation of new technologies, which allow, for example, the transformation of cities into smart cities. A smart city is a city that best meets the needs of its population, while being egalitarian, inclusive and sustainable. Among the technologies being adopted, those based on artificial intelligence can be highlighted. In this talk, André will present the Brazilian Artificial Intelligence Research Centre IARA (Artificial Intelligence Recreating Environments), selected in a national call for Brazilian applied artificial intelligence research centres. He will also present the first initiatives of the centre, which works as a national network, represented in the 5 regions of the country.
André C. Ponce de Leon Ferreira de Carvalho is Full Professor, Vice Dean in the Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of São Paulo and Director of the Brazilian Applied AI Research Centre IARA (Research Centre for Smart Environments). He is also Vice President of the Brazilian Computer Society and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) Latin American and Caribbean Chapter, the Brazilian Science for Education Network (CpE), the Consultative Council of the MCTI-EMBRAPII network on Innovation in Artificial Intelligence, the Governance Committee of the Brazilian Strategy for Artificial Intelligence (EBIA), the Artificial Intelligence Technical Committee of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the Te Ipu o te Mahara Artificial Intelligence Research Group, of the University of Waikato, New Zealand, and a Strategy and Partnerships Board member at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Accountable, Responsible and Transparent AI (ART-AI), University of Bath, UK.