The FET Proactive Emerging Paradigms and Communities call aims to explore and consolidate a new technological direction in order to put it firmly on the map as a viable paradigm for future technology and to stimulate the emergence of a European innovation eco-system around a new technological paradigm. The subtopic A: Artificial Intelligence for extended social interaction explores the combination of new Artificial Intelligence (AI) and immersive interaction technologies to enhance the social dimension in future virtual social spaces.
The four projects will join forces through a series of collaboration activities, which will examine interaction technologies to enhance the social dimension in future virtual social spaces. An example of an area for such a collaboration is the multimodal aspect of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Specifically, the need for any immersive system/application to account for the various human senses, including video, audio, touch and others.
Collaborative work in this direction will allow not only to share best practices and state-of-the-art technologies, but also to take the potential achievements of each individual project well beyond what was originally envisaged. Furthermore, the organisation of activities such as special issues on academic journals, workshops and special sessions at international conferences, and other knowledge transfer efforts, will maximise the potential impact of the collaborative research.
FET-Open and FET Proactive are now part of the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot (specifically the Pathfinder), the new home for deep-tech research and innovation in Horizon 2020, the EU funding programme for research and innovation.