C4AI NEWSLETTER  #002  - March 10, 2021                                    c4ai.inova.usp.br
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1.      [Event, General] (Language Eng-US) C4AI  -  March 18 6pm (Brasilia Time)
Perspectives in AI seminar of the C4AI – C4AI Youtube Channel (Open/Free)
Title: "Socially Assistive Robotics: Implications for Health, Education, Training, and the Future of Work
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Presented by Dr. Maja Mataric (University of Southern California)
Date: March 18th, 6pm Brazil (Brasilia time = 4pm EST)
Site: https://www.youtube.com/c/C4AIUSP

2.      [Event, General] (Language Eng-US) C4AI  -  March 11 2pm (Brasilia Time)
IBM Distinguished Speaker Series
: A Fireside Chat with Fei-Fei Li

Speaker: Dr. Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University)

Date: Thursday, March 11 - 14h Brasilia Time
Site:
https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6772921529945612289   or

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=lobby20.jsp&eventid=3043024&sessionid=1&key=45F99125A341B8CDAB213C344547D74D   (Enrollment needed)

3.      [Women in AI, Message from C4AI]  International Women's Day/Week – March 8
"On the International Women's Day, the C4AI recognizes the work and accomplishments of the women in AI and Computer Science"

Message from C4AI Board of Directors
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/C4AI.USP/permalink/1871991929616562

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6775078648891371520

 

4.      [Past Events, Videos Available]  Perspectives in AI seminars of the C4AI – C4AI Youtube

Past “Perspectives in AI seminars of the C4AI” – Scott  Sanner and Pattie Maes Videos
Site:  https://www.youtube.com/c/C4AIUSP  or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8Ynon6OaY   Scott Sanner Seminar (Lang.
Eng-US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfXLfuOflJ0  Pattie Maes Seminar (Lang. Eng-US)

 

5.      [Past Event, Video Available]  2021 Distinguished Seminar Series (Univ. of Toronto)

Past Seminar - Title: “Interactive Human Centered Artificial Intelligence – A Definition and Research Challenges”
Speaker:
Professor Albrecht Schmidt (Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media Group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Site:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P4LtQTkF1E  (Lang. Eng-US)

           

6.      [IBM Brasil AI, Opportunity]  ] (Language Port-BR) Oportunidades de Estágio de Graduação em IA na IBM Research Brasil. O laboratório da IBM Research no Brasil está procurando estagiários e estagiárias para diversas vagas, para trabalhar em projetos envolvendo Inteligência Artificial e Aprendizado de Máquina.
Interessados/as deverão enviar currículo para Marcelo Grave (marcelo.grave@ibm.com).

 

7.      [MBA AI + BigData, Partners/Members of C4AI – USP/ICMC] (Language Port-BR)
MBA em Inteligência Artificial e Big Data
 - Inscrições Abertas até 15/05/2021 (curso pago)

Sobre o MBA IA+BigData: https://www.icmc.usp.br/noticias/5216-novo-mba-na-usp-crie-o-futuro-com-inteligencia-artificial-mergulhando-em-grandes-bases-de-dados
Informações: https://mba.iabigdata.icmc.usp.br/

 

8.      [General, AI Related News]


* Announcing the 2021 AI Index Report from HAI Human-Centered A.I. - Stanford University

The 2021 AI Index report is one of the most comprehensive reports about artificial intelligence

Site: https://hai.stanford.edu/research/ai-index-2021   and  https://aiindex.stanford.edu/report/

Download: https://aiindex.stanford.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/2021-AI-Index-Report_Master.pdf

 

* World Summit AI Americas 2021 - "The world’s leading AI summit 2021"
Call for Participation (Paid registration – Buy ticket)

Date: 19-21 April  2021

Local: Online Global Meet-up

Site: https://americas.worldsummit.ai/

 

* NVIDIA GTC 21 - The Conference for AI Innovators, Technologists and Creatives.

REGISTER NOW - FREE: https://gtc21.event.nvidia.com/register

Date: APRIL 12 - 16 , 2021 (PDT, UTC-7) - On-Line Sessions.

Site: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/

* Intel OpenVino AI: Access IoT and Edge AI Training (FREE Seminars)

Learn to develop high performance applications using the latest edge hardware and software from Intel. Next Webinar:

How to leverage Reference Implementations to quickly deploy a faster AI application

March 22, 2021 - 10:00 AM (GMT -7) - SIGN UP (Free)

Site: https://software.seek.intel.com/iot-training

Demos & Download: https://github.com/openvinotoolkit/openvino

https://github.com/openvinotoolkit/open_model_zoo/tree/master/demos


* Reminder: Pesquisadores da USP têm até 11 de março para se candidatar à Academia Intercontinental. Tema desta edição do projeto interdisciplinar será "inteligência e inteligência artificial" – Informações já apresentadas no C4AI Newsletter #001
Rede de Institutos de Estudo Avançado Baseados em Universidades (Ubias).

Site: http://www.ubias.net/

 

 

C4AI NEWSLETTER  #002  - March 10, 2021

Details/Detalhamento

 

1.      [Event, General] Perspectives in AI seminar of the C4AI - " Socially Assistive Robotics”
[AI Seminar] The Perspectives in AI Seminar of the C4AI will host Dr. Maja Mataric, Professor at the University of Southern California (USC), founding director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC), co-director of the USC Robotics Research Lab, March 18 2021 at 6PM BRT Brazil (6PM BRT = 4PM EST), to talk about "Socially Assistive Robotics: Implications for Health, Education, Training, and the Future of Work ". Open and Free Live from our youtube channel (Set reminder!)

Short abstract: The nexus of advances in robotics, NLU, and machine learning has created opportunities for personalized robots for the ultimate robotics frontier: the home. The current pandemic has both caused and exposed unprecedented levels of health & wellness, education, and training needs worldwide, which must increasingly be addressed in the home.   Socially assistive robotics has the potential to address those needs through personalized and affordable in-home support. This talk will discuss human-robot interaction methods for socially assistive robotics that utilize multi-modal interaction data and expressive and persuasive robot behavior to monitor, coach, and motivate users to engage in health, wellness, education  and training activities. Methods and results will be presented that include modeling, learning, and personalizing user motivation, engagement, and coaching of healthy children and adults, stroke patients, Alzheimer's patients, and children with autism spectrum disorders, in short and long-term (month+) deployments in schools, therapy centers, and homes. Research and commercial implications and pathways will be discussed.
Short Bio: Maja Matarić is the Chan Soon-Shiong Distinguished Professor in the Computer Science Department, Neuroscience Program, and the Department of Pediatrics and Interim Vice President for Research at the University of Southern California, founding director of the USC Robotics and Autonomous Systems Center (RASC), co-director of the USC Robotics Research Lab, and the lead of the Viterbi K-12 STEM Center. She received her PhD in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence from MIT in 1994, MS in Computer Science from MIT in 1990, and BS in Computer Science from the University of Kansas in 1987.
More Details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/C4AI.USP/permalink/1872987149517040   

Site on-line seminar: https://www.youtube.com/c/C4AIUSP or
direct link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG2vpGlWs1g

 

 

2.      [Event, General] (Language Eng-US) C4AI  -  March 11 2pm (Brasilia Time)
IBM Distinguished Speaker Series
: A Fireside Chat with Fei-Fei Li

IBM Distinguished Speaker Series: A Fireside Chat with Fei-Fei Li

Speaker: Dr. Fei-Fei Li (Stanford University)

Date: 14h Brasilia Time - Thursday, March 11.

Bio: Dr. Fei-Fei Li is the inaugural Sequoia Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University, and Co-Director of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute (HAI). She is the inventor of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. Her current research interests include cognitively inspired AI, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and AI+healthcare. Dr. Li obtained her PhD degree in electrical engineering from Caltech in 2005. She has published more than 200 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, ICRA, IROS, RSS, IJCV, IEEE-PAMI, New England Journal of Medicine, and Nature Digital Medicine.

About the event: This Distinguished Speaker event will be held in a “fireside chat” format, hosted by IBM Fellow Tanveer Syeda-Mahmood of the Almaden Research Center. Fei-Fei and Tanveer will discuss topics including Fei-Fei’s research on ambient intelligence in healthcare settings, the mission of Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute, etc.

#ai #ibmresearch #computervision

Enrollment:Site: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6772921529945612289   or

https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=lobby20.jsp&eventid=3043024&sessionid=1&key=45F99125A341B8CDAB213C344547D74D   (Enrollment needed)

3.      [Women in AI, Message from C4AI]  International Women's Day/Week – March 8
"On the International Women's Day, the C4AI recognizes the work and accomplishments of the women in AI and Computer Science"  - Message from C4AI Board of Directors.

A Inteligência Artificial é uma expressão escrita no feminino no Brasil, onde nesta data lembramos aqui de uma das "Pioneiras da I.A.", Profa. Maria Carolina Monard, e através dela, homenageamos a todas as mulheres da I.A. neste 8 de março de 2021.

Ref. “Pioneiras da I.A.” - https://revistapesquisa.fapesp.br/imitacao-do-cerebro/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/C4AI.USP/permalink/1871991929616562

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6775078648891371520

 

4.      [Past Events, Videos Available]  Perspectives in AI seminars of the C4AI – C4AI Youtube

Past “Perspectives in AI seminars of the C4AI” – Scott  Sanner and Pattie Maes Videos
Site:  https://www.youtube.com/c/C4AIUSP  or
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md8Ynon6OaY   Scott Sanner Seminar (Lang.
Eng-US)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfXLfuOflJ0  Pattie Maes Seminar (Lang. Eng-US)

 

5.      [Past Event, Video Available]  2021 Distinguished Seminar Series (Univ. of Toronto)

Past Seminar - Title: “Interactive Human Centered Artificial Intelligence – A Definition and Research Challenges”
Speaker:
Professor Albrecht Schmidt (Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media Group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
This presentation is part of the 2021 Distinguished Seminar Series (Univ. of Toronto)

Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become the buzzword of the last decade. Advances so far have been largely technical with a focus on machine learning (ML). Only recently have we begun seeing a shift towards focusing on the human aspects of artificial intelligence, centered on the narrow view of making AI interactive and explainable. In this talk I suggest a definition for “Interactive Human Centered Artificial Intelligence” and outline the required properties. Staying in control is essential for humans to feel safe and have self-determination. Hence, we need to find ways for humans to understand AI based systems and means to allow human control and oversight. In our work, we argue that levels of abstractions and granularity of control are a general solution to this. Furthermore, it is essential that we make explicit why we want AI and what are the goals of AI research and development. We need to state the properties that we expect of future intelligent systems and who will benefit from a system or service. For me, AI and ML are very much comparable to raw materials (like stone, iron, or bronze). Historical periods are named after these materials as they fundamentally changed what humans can build and what tools humans can engineer. Hence, I argue that in the AI age we need to shift the focus from the material (e.g. the AI algorithms, as there will be plenty of material) towards the tools and infrastructures that are enabled which are beneficial to humans. It is apparent that AI will allow the automation of mental routine tasks and that it will extend our ability to perceive the world and foresee events. For me, the central question is how to create these tools for amplifying the human mind without compromising human values.

Bio: Albrecht Schmidt is professor for Human-Centered Ubiquitous Media in the computer science department of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München in Germany. He studied computer science in Ulm and Manchester and received a PhD from Lancaster University, UK, in 2003. He held several prior academic positions at different universities, including Stuttgart, Cambridge, Duisburg-Essen, and Bonn and also worked as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems (IAIS) and at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. In his research, he investigates the inherent complexity of human-computer interaction in ubiquitous computing environments, particularly in view of increasing computer intelligence and system autonomy. Albrecht has actively contributed to the scientific discourse in human-computer interaction through the development, deployment, and study of functional prototypes of interactive systems and interface technologies in different real world domains. His early experimental work addressed the use of diverse sensors to recognize situations and interactions, influencing our understanding of context-awareness and situated computing. He proposed the concept of implicit human-computer interaction. Over the years, he worked on automotive user interfaces, tangible interaction, interactive public display systems, interaction with large high-resolution screens, and physiological interfaces. Most recently, he focuses on how information technology can provide cognitive and perceptual support to amplify the human mind. To investigate this further, he received in 2016 a ERC grant. Albrecht has co-chaired several SIGCHI conferences; he is in the editorial board of ACM TOCHI, edits a forum in ACM interactions, a column of human augmentation in IEEE Pervasive, and formerly edited a column on interaction technologies in IEEE Computer. The ACM conferences on tangible and embedded interaction in 2007 and on automotive user interfaces in 2010 were co-founded by him. In 2018 Albrecht was induced into the ACM SIGCH Academy.

---- University of Toronto's Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
 Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P4LtQTkF1E  (Lang. Eng-US)

           

6.      [IBM Brasil AI, Opportunity]  Oportunidades de Estágio de Graduação em IA na IBM Research Brasil. (Informação repassada por Cláudio Pinhanez / IBM)
O laboratório da IBM Research no Brasil está procurando estagiários e estagiárias para diversas vagas, para trabalhar em projetos envolvendo Inteligência Artificial e Aprendizado de Máquina. Preferência por candidatos/as cursando a partir do 3o ano de Engenharia ou Computação. Benefícios: bolsa de R$ 1000 (20 horas) ou R$ 1500 (30 horas), seguro de vida, plano saúde Bradesco, plano medicamentos, auxílio transporte (R$ 150), vale refeição (R$ 605), 30 dias de recesso remunerado por ano. Vagas nos laboratórios de São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, e Hortolândia.

O estágio não possui vínculo empregatício, não havendo cadastramento  no PIS/PASEP (Programa de Integração Social/ Programa de Formação do Patrimônio do Servidor Público) nem contribuição com INSS nem FGTS. Além disso, não é contemplado com 13º salário, não tem obrigações relativas a contrato de experiência, contribuição sindical, aviso prévio, 1/3 sobre férias, PLR e verbas rescisórias. Todas as nossas vagas são elegíveis para pessoas com deficiência ou reabilitadas.

Interessados/as deverão enviar currículo para Marcelo Grave (marcelo.grave@ibm.com).

 

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