My Personal AI Mediator for Virtual MEETtings BetWEEN People - MeetWeen
2024 – 2027 (48 months)
European Union, Horizon 2020
Rather than artificial intelligence (AI) getting in the way of the human experience, project MeetWeen harness its power to make human-human interaction more seamless and natural, eliminate language barriers, replace the techno-clutter with support. The project aims to
1) build the science-based technology solutions needed to power the next generation of videoconferencing platforms for Europe, to support smooth, engaging, barrier-freecollaboration across languages;
2) exploit the all-round, integrated algorithmic capabilities offered by foundation models and self-supervised training on large datasets to nimbly adapt to participant context, cultural and regional specificities, including linguistic ones;
3) foster and facilitate business collaboration throughout the European Union by providing real-time machine-learning-powered speech-to-speech translation, summarization and virtual assistant services for online meetings;
4) defend a European vision for AI with regard to safety, privacy, social and ethical approaches, anchored in our regulations, data standards and shared initiatives and resources.
The ISL’s Simultaneous Lecture Translation system is capable of automatically translating lectures and presenting the translation results as text via the www. The system is used to translate German lectures into English and further languages, so that international students can better follow their content, even if they are not fluent in German.Further Information
Psychiatry and psychotherapy depend on successful communication. Since most refugees arriving in the last years speak languages such as Arabic that are not understood by therapists, this presents a critical obstacle in providing mental health care for refugees. RELATER will develop a portable, secure and extensible cross-lingual communication system, based on smartphones, to be used on site during psychiatric diagnosis on Iraqi Arabic- and Levantine speaking refugees.
Sponsored by: Federal Ministriy of Education and Research
In an increasingly aging society, robotics can make a key contribution to supporting and caring for seniors. With this project, the independence and health of seniors are maintained and promoted, while employees in care are being supported. The goal of this project is to develop humanoid assistance robots and wearable exoskeletons that provide personalized, learning assistance to help seniors cope with everyday life.
Sponsored by: Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung
Period: 2021-2026FURTHER INFORMATION
Real World Lab
AI will increase in importance with every year, helping in every aspect of life, such as industry, but also care facilities and teaching.
The Real World Lab is bringing AI to life with fun experiments for a new generation of scientists in kindergarten, as well as museums and libraries.
Sponsored by: Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung Baden-WürttembergFURTHER INFORMATION
How is Artifical Intelligence Changing Science?
The aim of this project is to study how AI is used for research in different disciplines.
We comparatively investigate whether and to what extent AI is changing scientific methods and enabling new knowledge production, while feeding our findings back into the development of an AI-based tool for meta-research on AI.
META and META-NET
META-NET, a Network of Excellence consisting of 60 research centres from 34 countries, is dedicated to building the technological foundations of a multilingual European information society. META-NET is forging META, the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance. ISL is partner in META and META-NET.Further Information