TitleChairperson of the ENoLL Executive Board. Associate Director at Computer Vision Centre and Associate Professor at UAB. Co-Funder of the Library Living Lab.
Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director at the Computer Vision Center and Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science UAB in Barcelona, Spain, where he gives lectures about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Multimedia Systems. His research has been linked to different areas of Computer Vision, and Artificial Intelligence with especial attention to Medical Imaging, fieldwork in which he has developed different projects together with paramount hospitals and companies. His work is published in the main Journals and Conferences of the area and he has also contributed to a number of patents in the field. In addition, during the last years, he has participated in the design of different initiatives, both at local and international level, with the aim of developing novel paradigms of digital social innovation.
He has also led the implementation of a model of Living Lab that transforms Libraries into actual innovation arenas, exploring how technology transforms the cultural experience of people. He has participated in different events and invited talks in the area of ICT in the context of Culture.
His main expertise is centered around:
– Models of Governance of Living Labs and 4-helix instruments
– Innovation in Libraries, Museums and the cultural field in general.
– Artificial Intelligence and ICT tools.
He was elected ENoLL Chair and President in August 2018.
Dr. Vilariño has been awarded with the Spanish Government Ramon y Cajal Grant (2010), Google Academy Award for his research (2014) and the Barcelona Mobile Week Award for the @BrossaInedit project.
The European AI Alliance is a multi-stakeholder forum for engaging in a broad and open discussion of all aspects of AI development and its impact on the economy and society. It is steered by the High-Level Expert Group on AI (AI HLEG), which consists of 52 experts who have been selected by the Commission for this task. The AI HLEG will focus on two main deliverables, for which input from the members of the European AI Alliance will be sought:
(1) It will prepare draft AI ethics guidelines, which will offer guidance on how to implement ethical principles when developing and deploying AI, building on the work of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights; and
(2) It will make mid- and long-term policy recommendations on AI-related challenges and opportunities, which will feed into the policy development process, the legislative evaluation process and the development of a next-generation digital strategy.
The Library Living Lab is project that explores how technology transforms the cultural experience of people.
Particularly, we focus in understanding the impact of AI in our society, and how it also transforms our already existing infrastructures.
“Experiment AI” is a series of events taking place in public libraries promoted by the Computer Vision Center at the Library Living Lab.
The main scalability of the Library Living Lab is the BiblioLab Program, which aims at transforming the 240+ public libraries in Barcelona into actual hubs were open innovation and citizen science is taking place at regular bases.