On December 5, 2019, the second edition of the conference “Direction Innovations. Science for the Digital Economy of the Future” was held.
During the conference, speakers addressed topics related to artificial intelligence and Big Data issues. They presented digital solutions for anthropology, demonstrated the capabilities of visual analytics in medicine, explained modeling, visualization and advanced data analytics. The guests not only learned about the technique of designing materials for 3D printing and working in extreme conditions, but also saw how intelligent diagnostic systems for urban infrastructure function.
The gathered guests were welcomed by His Magnificence Rector of UKSW, the Rev. Prof. Stanisław Dziekoński. In a short speech, the Digital Science and Technology Center Director, Prof. Marek Niezgódka presented the progress of the UKSW project “Multidisciplinary Research Center” and the strategy and achievements of CNT UKSW.
The special conference guest, the director of National Information Processing Institute – Olaf Gajl, PhD addressed the subject of artificial intelligence vs. natural intelligence; the risks resulting from its use, especially in autonomous cars.
Jacek Tomczyk, UKSW Professor who specializes in anthropological research, presented modern imaging technologies such as: scanning microscopes, microtomography and fluorescent light used to observe anatomical structures.
The issue of materials for 3D printing and work in extreme conditions was presented by Rev. Marek Muzyk, PhD, Eng. The process of visual analysis of multimodal medical data (visualization in medicine) using the VisNow platform was introduced to the conference guests by Eng. Piotr Regulski, MD, PhD.
Presentation of current trends and technological solutions used in the management and maintenance of SMART City infrastructure, description of the acquisition process, analysis and interpretation of geospatial data for the purposes of building diagnostics and geotechnical objects was made by Maciej Wrona, PhD.
After the presentations, the invited guests had the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers, as well as share their insights and concerns that, in their opinion, the world of new technologies and digital science brings.