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Center for Artificial Intelligence

Grant number: 19/07665-4
Support type:Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program
Duration: March 01, 2020 - February 28, 2025
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science
Cooperation agreement: IBM Brasil
Principal Investigator:Fabio Gagliardi Cozman
Grantee:Fabio Gagliardi Cozman
Home Institution: Centro de Inovação da USP (INOVA). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Company: IBM Brasil - Indústria, Máquinas e Serviços Ltda
Co-Principal Investigators:Alexandre Cláudio Botazzo Delbem ; Antonio Mauro Saraiva ; Eduardo Aoun Tannuri ; Glauco Antonio Truzzi Arbix ; José Eduardo Krieger ; Marcelo Finger ; Zhao Liang
Assoc. researchers:Alexandre Dias Porto Chiavegatto Filho ; Alexandre Luis Moreli Rocha ; Alvaro Augusto Comin ; Ana Carolina Lorena ; Anarosa Alves Franco Brandão ; Anna Helena Reali Costa ; Bruno de Carvalho Albertini ; Bruno Souza Carmo ; Carlos Dias Maciel ; Carlos Eduardo Torres Freire ; Carlos Henrique Costa Ribeiro ; Denis Deratani Mauá ; Diego Raphael Amancio ; Diogo Rosenthal Coutinho ; Edson Satoshi Gomi ; Eduardo de Senzi Zancul ; Eduardo Mario Mendiondo ; Esther Luna Colombini ; Fátima de Lourdes dos Santos Nunes Marques ; Fernando Santos Osório ; Geraldo Busatto Filho ; Guilherme Ary Plonski ; Humberto Ribeiro da Rocha ; Ivandre Paraboni ; Jaime Simão Sichman ; João Luís Garcia Rosa ; João Paulo Papa ; José Paulo Molin ; José Teixeira Coelho Netto ; Juliano Souza Albuquerque Maranhão ; Julio Romano Meneghini ; Kazuo Nishimoto ; Leliane Nunes de Barros ; Linamara Rizzo Battistella ; Lorena Guadalupe Barberia ; Marcel Simis ; Maria Lucia Santaella Braga ; Mario Sergio Salerno ; Norton Trevisan Roman ; Osvaldo Novais de Oliveira Junior ; Patricia Angélica Alves Marques ; Paulo Andre Lima de Castro ; Paulo Hilário Nascimento Saldiva ; Paulo Mazzoncini de Azevedo Marques ; Reinaldo Augusto da Costa Bianchi ; Renata Wassermann ; Renato Tinós ; Rodrigo Fernandes de Mello ; Roseli Aparecida Francelin Romero ; Sarajane Marques Peres ; Solange Oliveira Rezende ; Tereza Cristina Giannini ; Thiago Alexandre Salgueiro Pardo


This proposal describes an Engineering Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (AI) committed to conduct research in basic AI topics and to apply AI techniques to selected application areas --- namely, oil and gas industry, agribusiness, and health. The Center will also fund studies on the social and economic impact of AI, and will carry activities aimed at technology transfer and knowledge diffusion. The Center will be built on the belief that the next ten years will bring unprecedented advances in AI that will depend both on the collaboration amongst the core areas of AI and between these core areas and applications. The Center for Artificial Intelligence will consist of two intertwined groups of researchers, both of them distributed across the host and associated institutions. One group of researchers, with significant international presence in the AI community, will cover central topics of AI, from knowledge representation to machine learning, with specific emphasis on text and natural language processing, particularly in Portuguese. Current international research trends suggest that the next decade will witness an increased interaction between knowledge representation, decision making, and machine learning; the Center for Artificial Intelligence will focus its attention on the combination of these areas of AI as they are not as closely connected as they should be --- the Center will position itself as a fundamental player in the collaboration amongst core AI topics. A second group of researchers in the Center will focus on three selected application areas with high potential and significant existing expertise in the host institution: oil and gas, agribusiness, and health. The connection between core AI research and application areas will work both ways: the core AI research will address large scale problems in the selected application areas, and will be informed by the large scale challenges in those application areas. A small group of researchers from the humanities is also included in the Center so as to conduct research on the social impact of AI and to identify paths that will guarantee the use of AI for good. The Coordinator of Education and Dissemination of Knowledge will organize video production with research results and will work through fairs and schools to educate the public in broadest terms. The Coordinator of Technology Transfer will work together with well established offices of the host institution to nurture initiatives that will transfer results to the funding entities and to entrepreneurship efforts. (AU)

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Novo ciclo tecnológico requer que a sociedade repense seu pacto fundador. Entrevista especial com Glauco Arbix 

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MAUA, DENIS DERATANI; COZMAN, FABIO GAGLIARDI. Complexity results for probabilistic answer set programming. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF APPROXIMATE REASONING, v. 118, p. 133-154, MAR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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