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Theme: TEDxKTH Salon: Facets of AI – Exploring the Various Uses of AI in Research

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May 16, 2024
Stockholm, Stockholms län

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives, and there is a great deal of curiosity about its applications in various fields. How groundbreaking is AI, and how is it used in different research areas?

KTH Royal Institute of Technology Library
Osquars Backe 31
Osquars Backe 31
Stockholm, Stockholms län, 114 28
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Arnold Pears

Professor, learning in STEM, KTH
Arnold Pears is professor of engineering education at KTH and has more than 30 years of experience as a discipline based educational researcher in the computing and engineering disciplines. He is passionate about broader participation in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines, and believes firmly that creativity, and the the sense of achievement associated with solving a challenge are some of the most powerful motivational forces for human endeavour.

Avid Fayaz

Head of education at the KTH AI Society
Avid Fayaz studies computer science at KTH and is the head of education at the KTH AI Society. He is also the host of The AI Pod, a scientific podcast focused on studying the impacts of artificial intelligence.

Francesca Larosa

Postdoc researcher currently working on AI for climate action and the SDGs, KTH
Francesca Larosa is a Marie Curie Fellow at Royal Institute of Technology, where she leads her project on sustainability trade-offs of AI investments. Her research focuses on the two-way relationship between the green and digital transition and aims at advancing policy-relevant actions to reach a climate-compatible and sustainable society by 2030.

Gabriel Skantze

Professor of Conversational AI at KTH
Gabriel Skantze is a Professor of Conversational AI at KTH. His research is focused on using AI to model spoken, face-to-face interaction between humans and robots and understanding the potential applications of the technology. He is also co-founder and Chief scientist of the company Furhat Robotics.

Haluk Akay

Postdoc at KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Haluk Akay is a postdoc at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researching data-driven engineering design methods applied to sustainable manufacturing cases in Sweden. Haluk holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT developing language model-based design representation methods. He also has experience fabricating micro-scale energy harvesting systems and in consumer electronics product design.

Mario Romero Vega

Associate Professor in Visualization, KTH
Mario Romero is an Associate Professor at KTH, the National Technical Manager of InfraVis, the Swedish research infrastructure for data visualization, and a member of the Digital Futures Executive Committee. His research focuses on how immersive visualizations enhance human learning and cognition.

Olof Mogren

Senior researcher at RISE Research institutes of Sweden
Olof Mogren, with a PhD in machine learning from Chalmers University of Technology, is the director of deep learning research at RISE. His expertise lies in applied AI modeling, particularly in computer vision and soundscape analysis for climate change adaptation and environmental monitoring.

Rebecca Stower

Postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Robotics, Perception, and Learning at KTH.
Rebecca Stower is a postdoctoral researcher at the Division of Robotics, Perception, and Learning at KTH. Her background is in experimental and social psychology and she is passionate about combining psychology with technology. Her research focuses on human-robot-interaction, and especially what happens when robots fail.

Organizing team

Donnie SC

Stockholm, Sweden

Brodin Berggren

Stockholm, Sweden