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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Branislava Lalic about responsible research and innovation in the EU

Interview with Branislava Lalic, associate professor in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Novi Sad. What does RRI mean to you, and how is it a part of your research environment? From my point of view, RRI is a way of living. In an ideal world, we would not need RRI actions and ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Sven Schlarb about responsible research and innovation in the EU

Interview with Sven Schlarb, scientist at AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH. How is the Co-Change project contributing to research in your institution? The Co-Change project combines researchers who think about ethical principles with projects that integrate these principles into their work. As such, responsible research, not only the monitoring function, is brought into a ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Alexander Peterhänsel about Art and AI

Interview with Alexander Peterhänsel, media artist, designer and Professor for Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences Brandenburg focused on machine intelligence and creativity, design computation, ICT ethics and virtual- and augmented realities. He has been an artist in residence to the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and his work is exhibited ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Henrik Junklewitz about Art and AI

Interview with Henrik Junklewitz. He received a diploma in physics in 2009 and a Ph.D in physics in 2014, both from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He has been a post-doctoral researcher in statistical inference, machine learning and imaging for astrophysics at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Currently, he is a scientific project officer for machine learning with the ...

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An expert’s opinion: Interview with Elizabeth Lee on short-term forecasting and longer-term scenario modelling in the pandemic

European experts are working closely together with their American counterparts on calculating future scenarios for Covid-19. One of them is Elizabeth Lee, an epidemiologist specialised in infectious diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has been participating in the US ‘COVID-19 Forecast Hub’ as well as the US-focused ‘COVID-19 Scenario Modeling ...

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An expert’s opinion: Interview with Helen Johnson on using mathematical models to forecast disease outbreaks

Helen Johnson, mathematical modeller at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), explains how modelling teams around the world are working together to develop accurate and timely predictions of Covid-19 cases and deaths in Europe. These forecasts have become an invaluable tool for making public health decisions. How did the European forecast hub ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Tim Harford about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Tim Harford, UK economist, journalist and broadcaster, and author of books including How to Make the World Add Up. What are your thoughts on the crossover between Covid-19 and the climate crisis, and how that’s being handled in the media? It’s probably worth starting with the obvious huge difference, which is that climate ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki & Erkki Mervaala about climate change & Covid-19 recovery

Interview with Dr Jari Lyytimäki, senior researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, and Erkki Mervaala, researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute. In a recent study on the reporting of climate change in the Finnish media, you noted that coverage had seen a steep but not unprecedented drop during the early phase of the Covid-19 pandemic. ...