Hybrid “AI Mellontology (futurology) Symposium 2022”

The “AI Mellontology Symposium” will be on 23 September 2022, and is focused on debating futuristic topics on AI research and social/industrial impact. The event is organized by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and CERTH and it is sponsored by AI4Media and ELISE
Symposium page

The symposium program, panel topic descriptions, and registration links can be found at http://icarus.csd.auth.gr/ai-mellontology-e-symposium-2022/

Venue & participation

The 2022 AI Mellontology Symposium will take place in the Meteoroscopy Auditorium, AUTH Campus, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, GreeceHybrid (local and remote) participation is foreseenRegistration is required – you can register here
Remote participation is free. For remote participants, a Zoom link & password will be sent after registration.
There is a very small registration fee (20 €) for in person participation or for remote participation (in case a participation certificate is requested) for people outside the AI4Media consortium.


Horizon2020 AI flagship R&I projects AI4Media and ELISE, together with the International AI Doctoral Academy (AIDA) joined forces in sponsoring this event.


There will be 7 sessions (4 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon) where participants will debate the ‘AI future ’, namely hot AI research issues with diverse scientific, societal, legal, ethical, industrial and economic aspects. The 7 sessions will focus on the following topics:

  • AI-based recommender systems: social and legal perspectives
  • Collaborative AI
  • Human – AI Symbiosis
  • AI studies: AI PhD Excellence. AI Curriculum. AI Science and Engineering?
  • Latent brain
  • How AI meets human in media houses? Recommendation systems and Media
  • AI Act: key elements and state of play

Session panelists will make their short statements during each panel to initiate discussion by the audience. Discussion will be informal, hopefully lively and hot, aiming to debate contrasting views (thesis-antithesis) on each issue.

You are welcome to a) watch panelist and other views and voice your own views on any panel topic, by using the ‘Voice your views’ area, b) propose your own AI grand challenge, and c) actively participate in each panel discussion. The more innovative, futuristic, even provocative your views are, the better. The discussion will be conducted though in a scientific way and in good faith.

The entire discussion and contributions will be compiled later on in a public ‘AI research white paper’ that will be used to guide R&I anywhere in the world, notably in the framework of AIDA and Horizon2020 ICT48 R&I projects.

The end of September is a very nice time to visit Thessaloniki and its surroundings (for cultural sightseeing, swimming, grape harvesting). An optional cultural trip is foreseen on the 24th of September 2022 to visit the Royal Macedonian Tombs and Museum in Vergina and a winery in Naoussa.

For any questions, you can contact the Symposium secretary Mrs. Ioanna Koroni koroniioanna@csd.auth.gr (for organizational matters) or Prof. Ioannis Pitas pitas@csd.auth.gr  (for scientific matters).


23 Sep 2022


08:00 - 18:30



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