Mikaela Poulymenopoulou

Scientific Officer of the ERC Executive Agency

Mikaela Poulymenopoulou is a Scientific Officer at the European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA) in the Computer Science and Informatics panel (PE6) of the Physical Sciences and Engineering Unit. She works mainly on the support of the evaluation and selection processes of research proposals and the follow-up of the implementation of ERC funded projects. Before joining the ERCEA, she worked as scientific officer in the Joint Research Centre of European Commission. Mikaela has also worked as an adjunct lecturer and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Piraeus in Greece. She holds a BSc in Informatics and a PhD in Health Informatics from the same university.

EU Challenges Panel 1: Mikaela Poulymenopoulou

September 02 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm (CEST)

The 25 countries that signed the Declaration of Cooperation on Artificial Intelligence made the first step towards boosting AI technology and industrial capacity through access to public sector data. Also, there are plans to fund AI R&D activities. The main idea is to work towards a comprehensive and integrated European approach on AI to increase the EU’s competitiveness, attractiveness and excellence in R&D in AI, as well as, keep it within some  Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic and Cultural (ELSEC) limits.

After the COVID19 pandemic, there are significant changes in the horizon, as a possible reduction in the original funding strategy. How will it be possible to have a coordinated approach towards AI for good and for all? How to transform AI-based technologies in something that benefits people and society as a whole? In this panel, we like to discuss How to (1) boost tech capacity, (2) prepare for socio-economic changes and (3) ensure ELSEC framework.