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Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at Spikes
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Unbabel
Unbabel is creating a world without languages barriers so that businesses and people can thrive across boarders.
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Feedzai
Feedzai is a data science company that develops machine learning algorithms to identify and help fix fraudulent payment transactions.
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Sword Health
Sword Health is a healhcare startup that helps people access virtual and digital physical therapy, no matter where they are.
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Automaise
Automaise offers an AI cutting edge platform that allows companies to streamline their customer service and decision making processes.
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Emotai
Emotai is helping to fight burnout by providing AI-powered neurotechnology tools with a big focus on private, effective mental health treatment.
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NeuralShift
NeuralShift develops last-gen artificial intelligence technologies to build products tailored to companies' specific automation needs
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Priberam
Priberam is the world's largest online dictionary for European Portuguese, and the leading supplier of NLP and language data for the Portuguese language.
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Visor.ai is an Artificial Intelligence-powered platform that enables to optimize and automate Customer Service interactions with no code.
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YData
YData Fabric helps Data Scientists access to sensitive data, while ensuring privacy, and fixes poor data quality to help build scalable AI solutions.
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Youverse
Youverse creates developer-first face biometrics solution to help build passwordless authentication that is safe, private, and seamless.
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Champalimaud Foundation
The Champalimaud Foundation carries out research into cutting-edge treatments in the areas of neuroscience and cancer. The foundation supports both research programmes, and clinical services.
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CISUC
The Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC) is a large Portuguese research centre in the fields of Informatics and Communications. Currently, the centre supports over 150 researchers in the fields of Computer Science and Engineering.
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FEUP
FEUP, or the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Porto, is renowned institution in a variety of areas of Engineering. It also supports technical research with a focus on computing and data analysis.
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Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
The Associação Fraunhofer Portugal Research (Fraunhofer Portugal), is a non-profit private association focused on creating scientific knowledge with practical applications to improve the social well-being of its end-users.
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INESC-ID
INESC-ID, is a research and development and innovation organization working on the fields of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. It promotes cooperation between cooperation and industry by focusing on daily life problems.
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IST
IST, Lisbon’s Technical Institute, is one of the most renowned public schools of engineering and technology in the country. Its research program includes 23 Centres and Institutes that pursue topics with strong social impact in the fields of Architecture, Engineering, Science and Technology.
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Vieira de Almeida
Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is a leading international law firm with more than 40 years of history, recognised for its impressive track record and innovative approach in corporate legal services.
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BIAL
BIAL is an innovative pharmaceutical company founded in 1924 in Portugal. Its research grant supports scientists developing work in the area of neurophysiology and mental health.
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Centro Hospitalar de São João
The University Hospital Center of São João, is the main hospital of the city of Porto, Portugal, and also home to a medical school, the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto. It supports researchers' work with real patients and real data to bring forth advancements in medical treatment.
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Learning Health
Luz Saúde is one of the biggest private healthcare provider groups operating in Portugal. It also boasts of a large research grant for doctors and scientists developing cutting edge treatments.
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Grupo Pestana
Pestana Group is the largest tourism and leisure group in Portugal, known particularly for its hotels and resorts. They’re dedicated to using and developing technology to transform the hospitality sector while providing a luxurious experience.
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SONAE
SONAE is the biggest market leader in food and retail in Portugal, boasting a diversified portfolio of businesses in retail, financial services, technology, shopping centres, telecommunications.
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IT
The Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a non-profit organization that consists of a partnership of nine institutions that conduct research and development in the field of Telecommunications. The IT is involved in fundamental and applied research both nationally and internationally. Additionally, IT engages in public awareness initiatives, transfers knowledge to industry, and provides consulting services in a non-competing manner.
Sara Guerreiro de Sousa
Sara Guerreiro de Sousa
Unbabel
On-line risk management tool for the translation of high risk content from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, CRO, and healthcare organisations worldwide, helping partners to accelerate the development timelines, streamline product launches, and reduce R&D costs.
Unbabel
BIAL
IT
VdA
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Bruno Martins
INESC-ID
This project will investigate conversational AI and retrieval-augmented language generation, improving the generation of trustworthy dialogue responses based on previous context and external information.
INESC-ID
Unbabel
Visor.ai
André Martins
André Martins
IT
We’ll be continuing work on context-aware MT based on conversational data such as emails and chat, to improve quality and speed of translations.
IT
INESC-ID
Unbabel
Márcio Colunas
Márcio Colunas
Sword Health
Technological platform powered by AI that will make telerehabilitation the new standard of care, creating the escalation effect for quality care.
Sword Health
CHUSJ
Pestana Hotel Group
Sonae MC
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Catarina Farinha
Unbabel
Combines a non invasive neural interface together with context-aware large language models to bring a new reality to patients who lost their ability to communicate.
Unbabel
Champalimaud Foundation
Fraunhofer
INESC-ID
ISR-Lisboa
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Carlos Amaral
Priberam
Intelligent assistant that presents relevant information extracted from clinical texts to help physicians make better and faster decisions.
Priberam
CHUSJ
Learning Health
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Sebastião Miranda
Priberam
AI-powered media monitoring platform that delivers actionable insights beyond human scale.
Priberam
BIAL
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Carolina Amorim
EMOTAI
Fully personalised and tailored solution powered by AI to actively prevent burnout and anxiety.
EMOTAI
ISR-Lisboa
Fábio Pinto
Fábio Pinto
Automaise
Solution that significantly reduces AI/data bias of insurance claims automation, improving the fairness of the decisions.
Automaise
CISUC
Sonae MC
Fábio Pinto
Fábio Pinto
Automaise
Enables auditable AI decision-making in a visual, human understandable, fashion, eliminating the "leap of faith" paradox that often arises when deploying AI in mission-critical processes.
Automaise
FEUP
Sonae MC
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Miguel Freire
Neuralshift
An intelligent system for efficient legal research and knowledge discovery of public and proprietary data.
Neuralshift
INESC-ID
VdA
Marta Cardeano
Marta Cardeano
Sword Health
Technological platform powered by AI that enables digital pelvic floor therapy, integrating AI-powered sensor and AI powered user interfaces.
Sword Health
Sonae MC
Pestana Hotel Group
Sara Guerreiro de Sousa
Sara Guerreiro de Sousa
Unbabel
A product that empowers Customer Support Agents to interact with customers from different cultures in a more culturally appropriate and location-friendly way.
Unbabel
Pestana Hotel Group
Afonso Fonseca
Afonso Fonseca
Visor.ai
Visor.ai Conversational AI Platform
A Conversational AI platform which is fully compliant with Responsible AI best practices, allowing customers to have a constant view of whether basic requirements are being met.
Visor.ai
Afonso Fonseca
Afonso Fonseca
Visor.ai
The first Responsible AI Audit Software for Contact Centers, which will allow companies to have real-time visibility for compliance with new or existing regulations or protocols.
Visor.ai
Sonae MC
VdA
Fábio Pinto
Fábio Pinto
Automaise
Customer Support Agent Assistant that will allow for the automation of repetitive and time-consuming tasks, helping support agents spend less time on low value tasks, and augmenting productivity.
Automaise
CISUC
Sonae MC
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Fabiana Clemente
YData
Data Explainability framework that helps users understand how data is managed across the organization and the quality of existing datasets.
YData
Fraunhofer
Sonae MC
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Fabiana Clemente
YData
Framework that helps understand the relationships between variables, ensuring unbiased, accurate, and ethical decision-making based on reliable cause-and-effect insights.
YData
CISUC
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Fabiana Clemente
YData
Product that enable easy data access and the mitigation of the discrimination of persons or groups in high-risk AI systems, making progress toward the directives of the EU AI Act.
YData
CISUC
Sonae MC
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Pedro Torres
Youverse
Set of fair and explainable biometric services that can match faces and detect whether they are live people or presentation attacks such as photos or masks.
Youverse
Pestana Hotel Group
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Paolo Romano
INESC-ID
This project will follow a three-pronged approach to enhance the efficiency and scalability of AI models: system-level optimization, cloud-level optimization and self-adaptation.
INESC-ID
Mário Figueiredo
Mário Figueiredo
IT
Researchers will investigate ways to compress and distill pretrained models (like BERT, GPT-3 and ViLBERT) without compromising their accuracy.
IT
INESC-ID
Unbabel
Nuno Lourenço
Nuno Lourenço
CISUC
This project aims to understand how nature evolves highly efficient systems like our brains, and how we can apply the same principles to ML.
CISUC
IT
Unbabel
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Arlindo Oliveira
INESC-ID
This project aims to find a balance between ensuring data privacy and security, and leveraging customer insights in a competitive landscape.
INESC-ID
YData
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Inês Sousa
Fraunhofer
Since many ML/AI applications require data sharing, we will build software development frameworks that help preserve privacy.
Fraunhofer
FEUP
YData
YooniK
André Carreiro
André Carreiro
Fraunhofer
We will develop new methodologies and guidelines to help AI/ML developers ensure compliance with data protection (GDPR, HIPAA, CCPA, PIPEDA) and AI (EU AI Act) regulations.
Fraunhofer
YData
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Carlos Soares
FEUP
This project will look into meta-learning and data generation/manipulation in order to build robust algorithm cards that evaluate models based on responsible AI principles.
FEUP
Fraunhofer
INESC-ID
Catarina Silva
Catarina Silva
CISUC
Combining the power of Explainable AI and causal inference to create transparent and interpretable models, unraveling causal relationships and providing insights for responsible decision-making.
CISUC
Champalimaud Foundation
Fraunhofer
INESC-ID
ISR-Lisboa
IT
Automaise
Unbabel
YData
Jorge Henriques
Jorge Henriques
CISUC
This project will investigate and implement model-agnostic approaches, to estimate measures for the reliability/confidence/uncertainty of AI tools.
CISUC
Fraunhofer
INESC-ID
ISR-Lisboa
IT
Unbabel
CISUC
Penousal Machado
Penousal Machado
CISUC
AI tends to reflect our own social biases. With this project, we’ll develop bias detection techniques, data “unbiasing” operations, and a methodology to automatically assess a model's fairness.
CISUC
Fraunhofer
ISR-Lisboa
Unbabel
YData
Amilcar Cardoso
Amilcar Cardoso
CISUC
We will develop trustworthiness mechanisms to support human-computer collaboration, and explore those through co-creation tasks.
CISUC
INESC-ID
ISR-Lisboa
Unbabel
Chryssa Zerva
Chryssa Zerva
IT
This project will look into NLP and MT and its integration with complex knowledge bases, such as medical terminology, and wider media-related applications.
IT
INESC-ID
Automaise
NeuralShift
Priberam
Unbabel
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Catarina Barata
ISR-Lisboa
We will develop explainability mechanisms tailored for computer vision medical applications, in order to improve patient diagnosis and treatment.
ISR-Lisboa
INESC-ID
Emotai
NeuralShift
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Joana Campos
INESC-ID
Social AI aims at creating AI that responds and interacts with humans in a natural, responsive and responsible way, creating a symbiotic relationship.
INESC-ID
ISR-Lisboa
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Eric Lacosse
Champalimaud Foundation
We propose a new approach to brain-computer interface (BCI) for language input based on a seamless interface combined with a large pre-trained neural language model.
Champalimaud Foundation
ISR-Lisboa
IT
Emotai
Unbabel
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Alexandre Bernardino
ISR-Lisboa
Recent advances in robotics have created a new generation of teleoperation robots. We’ll make them more natural by designing systems that comply with human social norms.
ISR-Lisboa
INESC-ID
Iakovina Kindylidi
Iakovina Kindylidi
VdA
Responsible AI Legal & Ethical Report and Solutions
Knowledge base around the legal, regulatory and ethical challenges and respective solutions to assist companies in the creation of responsible AI products.
VdA
Helena Correia
Helena Correia Mendonça
VdA
Responsible AI Legal & Ethical Guide, and Feasibility Studies
Provide legal and ethical feasibility studies related to the developed solutions and build principles, guidance, criteria and methodologies for Responsible AI, in relation to privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, ethics, biases, and sustainability.
VdA
Board
José Fonseca de Moura
José Fonseca de Moura
Chair
Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, IEEE Fellow (and past President). Director of the CMU-Portugal program.
Board
Arlindo Oliveira
Arlindo Oliveira
Member
Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (and former president, 2012-2019). President of INESC and senior member of the IEEE. PhD degree from University of California, Berkeley.
Board
Cristina Fonseca
Cristina Fonseca
Member
VP of Product at Zendesk, co-founder of Cleverly and of Talkdesk. Forbes 30 Under 30 in the enterprise technology category and Agenda Contributor to the World Economic Forum.
Board
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Pedro Bizarro
Member
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Feedzai. PhD from University of Wisconsin-Madison, member of the Global Innovator Programme at the World Economic Forum
Board
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Vasco Pedro
Member
Co-founder and CEO of Unbabel. Ph.D. in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University and faculty member of Singularity University
Scientific Board
Isabel Trancoso
Isabel Trancoso
Chair
Full Professor at IST, University of Lisbon (retired). Her research at INESC-ID covers many different topics of speech and language processing. Isabel is a Fellow of IEEE and International Speech Communication Association.
Scientific Board
António Damásio
António Damásio
Member
Director of the Brain and Creativity Institute at the University of Southern California. Internationally recognized leader in neuroscience, António’s research has deeply improved our understanding of brain processes underlying emotions, feelings, decision-making and consciousness.
Scientific Board
Francisco Pereira
Francisco Pereira
Member
Francisco heads the Machine Learning Team at the National Institute of Mental Health, part of the National Institutes of Health. He started this research group in 2018, to develop machine learning methods to further scientific discovery in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry, and support researchers across the NIH.
Scientific Board
Pedro Saleiro
Pedro Saleiro
Member
Senior Director of AI Research at Feedzai where he heads the Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics (FATE) research group since 2019. Previously, Pedro was Postdoc at the University of Chicago where he co-developed the Aequitas library, the first open-source toolkit to audit bias and fairness in automated decision-making systems.
Ethical Committee
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Helena Moniz
Chair
Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon. President of the European Association for Machine Translation and President of the International Association for Machine Translation.
Ethical Committee
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Pedro Conceição
Member
Director of Strategic Policy at United Nations Development Programme's (UNPD) Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. PhD in Public Policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
Ethical Committee
Virginia Dignum
Virginia Dignum
Member
Professor in social and ethical AI, and Wallenberg chair on Responsible Artificial Intelligence. Scientific Director of WASP-HS (Humanities and Society). Member of the European Commission High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, the World Economic Forum Council on AI, the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethically Aligned Design of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems, the Delft Design for Values Institute, the European Global Forum on AI (AI4People), the Responsible Robotics Foundation, the Dutch AI Alliance on AI (ALLAI-NL) and of the ADA-AI foundation.
Executive Committee
paulo dimas
Paulo Dimas
CEO
VP of Product Innovation at Unbabel. Led the creation of game-changing AI products that helped Unbabel to reach the top 3 of the most innovative enterprise companies in the world according to Fast Company.
Executive Committee
André Eiras dos Santos
André Eiras dos Santos
Member
Founding Team and VP of Strategic Biz Dev of Sword Health, MSc in Biomedical Engineering from University of Coimbra and MBA from Porto Business School, Invited Lecturer at University of Minho and Coimbra.
Executive Committee
André Martins
André Martins
Member
Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico, VP of AI Research at Unbabel. Ph.D. in Language Technologies from Carnegie Mellon University. ELLIS Fellow and co-director of the ELLIS Program in Natural Language Processing.
Executive Committee
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Nuno André
Financial Director
Grant Coordinator at Unbabel. Previously Investment Consultant at Deloitte. Possesses vast expertise in financial and strategic analysis, as well as in managing projects subject to public co-financing programs.
Executive Committee
Maria Ana Henriques
Maria Ana Henriques
Observer
R&D Project Manager at Unbabel, with 5+ years of experience in co-funded research and innovation projects. Former Incentives Consultant at Deloitte and MSc. Programme Manager at Iscte. Holds BSc in Economics and MSc in Management from Nova School of Business and Economics.
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Sara Guerreiro de Sousa
Sara Guerreiro de Sousa
Observer
Innovation Product Manager at Unbabel. Bsc. in Applied Mathematics from IST, University of Lisbon and Msc in Finance from NOVA School of Business and Economics. 8+ years of experience working at the intersection of data science, innovation and responsible product development. Data Science for Social Good PT Lead Team member.
Executive Committee
Marta Batista
Marta Batista
Observer
Innovation Manager at Sword Health S.A., MsC and PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of Aveiro; 8 years experience in consulting field, mainly Funding Advisory for R&D and innovation incentives.
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ISR/IST-ID
IST-ID is a private not-for-profit institution founded by IST for carrying out S&T activities, fostering knowledge transfer, and promoting RD&I activities and projects. ISR|Lisboa is a Center of Excellence, promoting advanced multidisciplinary R&D in robotics, computer vision, control, and autonomous systems.