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WeNet - The Internet of US

WeNet - The Internet of US

Objective

"Diversity permeates our everyday life and covers many dimensions, such as competence, culture, gender or economic across humans and social relations. Technology has evolved to a point where humans from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences have an unprecedented ability to connect with each other. Yet technology does not in-and-by-itself provide support for developing and maintaining the social relationships that transcend geographical and cultural backgrounds. WeNet addresses this gap by providing a diversity-aware, machine-mediated paradigm of social relations. The goal is connecting people that can support each other, and the key is leveraging their diversity. The WeNet paradigm includes a family of computational diversity-aware models supporting human interaction. Learning models construct diversity profiles based on people's past behaviour and interactions. A diversity-aware search builds upon these profiles to connect the ""right"" people together. To support people’s interactions, a diversity alignment mechanism lifts communication barriers to ensure that messages between humans are interpreted correctly, and a diversity-aware incentive mechanism generates incentives to motivate people to support each other. The entire paradigm is developed taking into consideration ethical guidelines. The WeNet platform provides the technological infrastructure to set out a series of studies that will be carried within universities worldwide with diverse student populations, and with the final goal of improving students' quality of life inside and outside the academic environment. Beyond universities, WeNet's innovative paradigm impacts human interactions in general, especially those that may benefit from a collaborative approach (creative industries, medical diagnosis, ...). The WeNet consortium will develop a research infrastructure that will allow the exploitation of the project results and strengthen the European innovation eco-system in a worldwide perspective."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Address

Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 410 355,50

Participants (14)

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ANOIKTO PANEPISTIMIO KYPROU (OPEN UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS)

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 601 250

BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OF THE NEGEV

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 546 766,25

MARTEL GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 328 625

U-HOPPER SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 1 038 375

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 609 911,25

FONDATION DE L'INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE IDIAP

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 681 750

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 382 250

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 354 500

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 542 375

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA NUESTRA SENORA DE LA ASUNCION

Paraguay

EU Contribution

€ 48 500

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF MONGOLIA

Mongolia

EU Contribution

€ 42 500

AMRITA VISHWA VIDYAPEETHAM

India

INSTITUTO POTOSINO DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGIA

Mexico

JILIN UNIVERSITY

China

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 823783

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2019

  • End date

    31 December 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 724 283

  • EU contribution

    € 6 587 158

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy