Laura Grehan and Dr Emma Clarke from ADAPT’s Education and Public Engagement team collaborated with Núria Martínez Segura from the Computer Vision Center at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) on a poster presentation at the first ECIU University Research Conference held at the UAB Campus on 3-4 October 2023.
The ECIU University Research Conference‘s aim was to move beyond traditional conference structures and embody a challenge-based approach by providing an interactive forum for discussing common challenges, forging partnerships of societal stakeholders, and contributing to the implementation of shared policies to enhance the resilience of cities and society. The two-day event brought together over 250 attendees including ECIU University community members, researchers and stakeholders from public and private institutions.
For the poster, we took two case studies: Citizens’ Think-Ins from Science Foundation Ireland’s ADAPT Research Centre, Dublin City University and ExperimentAI from the Computer Vision Centre, Universitat Autònoma Barcelona.
We investigate whether participatory public engagement initiatives can improve the public’s and researchers’ awareness and understanding of the potential impacts and concerns about emerging AI research.
We conclude that participatory public engagement initiatives can improve the public’s and researchers’ awareness and understanding of the potential
impacts and concerns associated with emerging AI research, in our case bridging the gap between citizens and cutting-edge computer vision and AI research; and building resilient communities that can respond to future challenges and opportunities presented by AI.
🔗 Poster Abstract: https://doras.dcu.ie/29224/