Culture & Societal Change
New technologies will drive the way we live and work in the future. Developing societies which boast secure, clean and efficient energy; boost health and wellbeing; protect the environment and planet; and make efficient use of resources and raw materials. Securing our future for generations to come.
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Stories in Culture & Society
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Smart society: a winding road towards the future
The future world will be shaped by how people and machines work together
Research projects in this field
The FEAT project aims at investigating how science and art can inspire each other. Six leading artists are hosted within FET research projects and develop artworks based on the scientists’ activity. They also engage the public on the relationship between art and science at social events such as workshops and exhibitions. FEAT’s ultimate goal is to use an artistic reinterpretation of modern research areas to bring citizens closer to the current frontiers of science.
The MUSE project targets the creation of 3D virtual words from written texts. This is based on the development of an algorithm which takes natural language as input, associates the content to 3D visual data stored in a dedicated data base, and generates the described virtual scenario. The outcome of the MUSE project may have applications in a variety of fields, from facilitating the explanation of instructions to the improvement of medical treatments.
The SmartSociety project focused on the interaction between humans and machines. Operatively, the project investigated new kinds of so-called Collective Adaptive Systems. The ultimate goal was to contribute to the development of hybdrid systems where people and machines work together by implementing each other.