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We talked about voice assistants supporting seniors at the CHI2019

13 May, 2019

Our scientists from the Laboratory of Interactive Technologies have just returned from the scientific conference CHI2019 in Glasgow where they presented results of their research on the interaction of seniors with Google voice assistant.

 
 

Welcome to the conference on legal aspects of AI

13 May, 2019

Together with the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, we organize a conference "New technologies and artificial intelligence - legal and practical aspects". Venue: Marzyciele & Rzemieślnicy, 25 Bracka street in Warsaw. Date: 27 May, 2019.

 
 

Our laureates in PolEval will make an appearance at this year’s AI & NLP Workshop Day

10 May, 2019

Our laureates in the PolEval 2019 - Szymon Roziewski and Łukasz Podlodowski from the Natural Language Processing Labpratory - due to the fact that their solutions were rewarded there - have received an invitation to deliver papers during the AI & NLP Workshop Day.

 
 

We have announced the third competition under the Measure 4.2. of the Smart Growth Operational Programme

07 May, 2019

As the Implementing Institution, we have announced already the third competition under the Measure 4.2. ”Development of modern research infrastructure of the science sector” of the Smart Growth Operational Programme. The launching of application calls starts on June 6, and ends on September 16, 2019.

 
 

A New Artificial Intelligence Web Portal Has Been Launched

23 Apr, 2019

A web portal sztucznainteligencja.org.pl is the first Polish Internet service focused entirely on artificial intelligence (AI), automatization and robotics. Technological novelties associated with artificial intelligence, materials about scientific research in the area of AI in Poland and abroad, and the strategies of AI development are only a few topics which will appear here.

 
 

We write about silver digital content in the "Frontiers of Sociology"

18 Apr, 2019

The article is titled "Proxy Users Enable Older People Creative Writing on the Web" and centres on the content created by the elderly people on the web, i.e. the so-called silver digital content.

 
 

The solutions of our programmers received prizes at PolEval 2019

17 Apr, 2019

PolEval is an annual competition for the best natural language processing tools for Polish language. Submitted solutions compete against one another within certain tasks that concern artificial intelligence.

 
 

50 thousand checks already conducted by the Single Anti-plagiarism System (JSA)

12 Apr, 2019

A little over three months of operation of the JSA system are behind us and the first overload peak after the winter term has ended. During that time, the system has made over 50 thousand checks of theses for plagiarism.

 
 

We return to teaching the operation of the Uniform Anti-plagiarism System

08 Apr, 2019

Last year, we conducted twelve one-day workshops on the operation of the Uniform Anti-plagiarism System (JSA). This year’s workshops are a continuation of the cycle we have started last year, and just as the previous workshops, they are geared towards thesis supervisors, employees supporting thesis supervisors in the scope of adding theses to be checked, and also (in a narrow sense), JSA system administrators from university side.

 
 

Intelligent voice assistant is sometimes an invisible friend

25 Mar, 2019

Intelligent voice assitants are becoming increasingly common in our daily lives. Giving messages to assistants does not require the ability to write – it is enough to speak. There is a concern that small children will start speaking to these devices, getting logical replies, and the children will start perceiving them as intelligent beings, something along the lines of invisible friends. In the case of the elderly, using the assistant seems to have advantages only.

 
 

A year of intensive training in numbers

20 Mar, 2019

The last year was very intensive in terms of training – since 2018 we have already conducted 101 trainings and trained 8,884 university employees.

 
 

JSA has already checked 40 thousand theses this year

13 Mar, 2019

The Single Anti-Plagiarism System (JSA) checks the similarity of theses to be submitted in the defence process to texts, essays and other written works developed earlier. It does not determine whether a particular thesis is a plagiarism – it serves as a tool supporting the verification work of academic supervisors.

 
 

The European Commission has published ”She Figures 2018”

12 Mar, 2019

The “She Figures 2018” report presents data on the presence of women in the science and research sector. Anna Knapińska from the Laboratory of Statistical Analysis and Evaluation was a statistical correspondent of The Helsinki Group on Women and Science who provided certain data as regards Poland.

 
 

Horizon 2020 Day scheduled on the 4th of April

11 Mar, 2019

The National Contact Point for Research Programmes of the European Union in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education invites everybody interested to participate in the Horizon 2020 Day

 
 

EU Kids Online 2018 Report to be available soon

08 Mar, 2019

Our researchers from the Laboratory of Interactive Technologies were part of the research team that carried out the Polish section of the EU Kids Online 2018 study. A research report has already been created and will be made available for download at any moment. Stay tuned if you are interested in the behavior of Polish kids in the network compared to other EU countries.

 
 

11th TIME Economic Forum in Warsaw

05 Mar, 2019

Olaf Gajl, Ph.D.: Poland is not ready for AI. Business needs education.

 
 

We were at the IHSI 2019 in San Diego

19 Feb, 2019

On 7-11 February 2019, a science conference – Intelligent Human Systems Integration. Integrating People and Intelligent Systems – took place in San Diego, USA. At the conference a wide range of issues related to the human-modern technologies interaction was discussed, therefore our experts from the Laboratory of Interactive Technologies could not miss out on the opportunity to be there.

 
 

Polish MOOC is called Navoica

18 Feb, 2019

Polish MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) – a free virtual course platform designed by OPI PIB – is now called Navoica. The name refers to Nawojka – the first Polish woman to study at the Jagiellonian University in the 15th century.

 
 

The JSA (Single Anti-Plagiarism System) course available on the Polish MOOC platform

07 Feb, 2019

Our online course on the report interpretation in the Single Anti-Plagiarism System is available on the Polish MOOC educational platform. The course is primarily addressed to thesis supervisors.

 
 

ZSUN I Closing Conference

23 Jan, 2019

ZSUN I closing conference, organised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, was held on the 23rd of January, 2019. The conference aimed to promote the ZSUN I project (Integrated System of Services for Science – phase I).

 
 

Our Youtube video shows how JSA (Single Anti-plagiarism System) works

20 Dec, 2018

All of you who could not get to the training and all those who took part in it, are invited to our YouTube channel to watch instructional videos how to use the Single Anti-plagiarism System.

 
 

We are present at the Women in Tech Summit Perspektywy conference

18 Dec, 2018

Researchers from the Laboratory of Statistical Analysis and Evaluation participated in this year's edition of the Women in Tech Summit Perspektywy conference. The event took place on 27–28 November 2018 in Warsaw.

 
 

The National Information Processing Institute present at the ‘’PL in ML’’ conference

17 Dec, 2018

The conference ‘’PL in ML’’ (Polish View on Machine Learning, Warsaw) took place on 14-17 December, 2018. Researchers from our Institute – Marek Kozłowski and Maciej Kowalski from the Natural Language Processing Laboratory – were invited as speakers there.

 
 

Kongres 590 – Science and business are inseparable

07 Dec, 2018

Together with the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the National Information Processing Institute is a partner of Kongres 590, an event which took place in Jasionka near Rzeszów for the third time this year. The Institute could be found in the Innovation Zone.

 
 

European Marketing Forum for Science and Research Institutions

01 Dec, 2018

Dr. Marzena Feldy, representing the National Information Processing Institute (OPI PIB), participated for the fifth time in the European Marketing Forum for Science and Research Institutions, which took place on 15–16 November 2018 at the Institute of Aviation in Warsaw.

 
 

For the third time we have participated in the preparation of the ranking of economic universities and departments

08 Nov, 2018

Rzeczpospolita daily announced its third ranking of economic universities and departments. Our Institute was a substantive partner of the event also this year. The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) was ranked as the best economic university again, followed, as in last year, by the Kozminski University. The third position on the podium was taken by the Poznań University of Economics and Business.

 
 

A Polish MOOC: OPI PIB launches a tool for remote learning

30 Oct, 2018

This year saw the launch of the project entitled “Polish MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)”. The project consists in developing a nationwide distance learning platform, aimed at providing a wide range of virtual courses helping learners to acquire new skills that are required on the labour market.

 
 

An award granted to our scholars!

26 Oct, 2018

The 5th edition of workshops organised by the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology for doctoral students and young IT researchers took place on 21–23 October 2018 in the town of Kazimierz Dolny. We are pleased to announce that our researchers from the Laboratory of Intelligent Information System received an award for the best work there.

 
 

OPI PIB at the “AI & NLP Workshop Day”, the 1st edition in Poland

17 Oct, 2018

On 19 October 2018, a conference entitled “AI & NLP Workshop Day” will take place in Warsaw. Invited speakers include Marek Kozłowski and Maciej Kowalski from the Natural Language Processing Laboratory at the National Information Processing Institute (OPI PIB).

 
 

The 9th Night at the Institute of Aviation

09 Oct, 2018

On 12 October 2018, we took part in the Night at the Institute of Aviation for the third time, looking at 20 aircraft, helicopters and even an F-16 fighter. Our Laboratory of Intelligent Information Systems was present among the 126 exhibitors. At the OPI PIB stand, visitors could play an eye-tracker game, arrange scientific jigsaw puzzles and win prizes.

 
 

EU Kids Online 2018

02 Oct, 2018

Our researchers from the Laboratory of Interactive Technologies studied how children and young people use the Internet. Their research was conducted as a part of the international project team implementing EU Kids Online 2018.

 
 

JSA training courses

13 Sep, 2018

The Single Anti-Plagiarism System (JSA) will be launched in Poland at the beginning of 2019. The system will be available free of charge to all universities, both public and non-public.

 
 

Polish laboratories in the network

01 Aug, 2018

The EMC-LabNet project is being implemented by four research units: Wrocław University of Technology – the project leader, Bialystok University of Technology, Rzeszow University of Technology, Military University of Technology, CTM JSC (Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A.). These are the leading centres of various electromagnetic compatibility expertise areas.

 
 

Eight scientific entities with advanced HPC computing services

01 Aug, 2018

This is another agreement signed within the framework of Competition No. 2 in Measure 4.2 of the Intelligent Development Operational Programme (POIR). The project entitled “PRACE – Cooperation in Advanced Computing in Europe” will provide advanced HPC services (High Performance Computing) and data for the scholarly community in Poland and Europe.

 
 

Approved ranking list in Competition No. 2, Smart Growth Operational Programme (POIR)

29 Jun, 2018

We have completed the assessment of co-financing applications submitted under Competition 2/4.2/2017 in Measure 4.2 “Development of modern research infrastructure of the science sector” in the Smart Growth Operational Programme (POIR).

 
 

The third edition of ELA has been launched

08 Jun, 2018

On 8 June 2018, the third edition of the ELA system was presented. ELA is a nationwide system for monitoring the Economic Trajectories of University Graduates, available at ela.nauka.gov.pl. ELA was created by experts from our Institute and commissioned by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

 
 

EUNIS Elite Award 2018 for POL-on!

07 Jun, 2018

Today (7 June 2018), representatives of the National Information Processing Institute (OPI PIB) will collect the EUNIS Elite Award for the POL-on system in Paris. Congratulations!

 
 

POL-on informs high school graduates which universities are the best

04 Jun, 2018

Once again, POL-on – the science and higher education information system designed and maintained by the National Information Processing Institute – supplied the data used in preparation of the nineteenth “Perspektywy” ranking. The ranking’s creators value the information integrity. 

 
 

The future of artificial intelligence in Poland: A conference

24 May, 2018

On Wednesday, 23 May 2018, in Warsaw, we organised a conference entitled “The Future of AI in Poland”. The event was held under the patronage of the Minister of Science and Higher Education, and the discussion was attended by eminent AI specialists from science and business.

 
 

Start-up of the JSA DEMO1

21 May, 2018

On 21 May 2018, the test version of JSA, the Single Anti-Plagiarism System, was launched. The system is available to users who participated in the preparatory training to test the JSA DEMO1 version.

 
 

The first trial version of the JSA is there!

08 May, 2018

On 8 May 2018, our Institute hosted a training event on working with the first test version of JSA, the Single Anti-Plagiarism System.

 
 

OPI PIB website accessible for people with disabilities

19 Apr, 2018

Our website ranked 10th among those assessed in the Widzialni 2018 report on accessibility. A total of 83 public websites were tested for compliance with the WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines), including those operated by Polish ministries, key public figures and institutions, and public administration units.

 
 

An update of the Polish Road Map of Research Infrastructure coming soon

13 Apr, 2018

On 12 April 2018, the Minister of Science and Higher Education announced an open call for applications to include strategic research infrastructure projects into the Polish Road Map of Research Infrastructure and to carry out a periodic review of projects already included in the Road Map.

 
 

The call for applications for Competition No. 2 in Measure 4.2 of the Smart Growth Operational Programme (POIR) is now closed

11 Apr, 2018

The call for applications in Competition No. 2 was running from the beginning of November 2017 until 30 March 2018. As an Implementing Authority, we organised this call under Measure 4.2 of the Intelligent Development Operational Programme (POIR) – “Development of modern research infrastructure in the science sector”. The call was open for applicants whose projects had been previously entered into the Polish Research Infrastructure Map in 2014.

 
 

Successful R&I in Europe 2018

20 Mar, 2018

An international “Successful R&I in Europe 2018” networking conference took place on 15-16 March, 2018, in Dusseldorf. For the ninth time, scientists and entrepreneurs from different European regions gathered together to discuss research and innovations.

 
 

Natural language processing kit

02 Feb, 2018

The OPI Toolkit for NLP is a natural language processing (NLP) toolkit developed by researchers from our Laboratory of Intelligent Information Systems. The toolkit was developed to provide programmers with an easy and universal access to NLP tools.

 
 

PIONIER-LAB – the National Platform for Integration of Research Infrastructures with Innovation Ecosystems

12 Jan, 2018

On 28 December, we signed a conditional agreement with the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences – Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Centre for the implementation of the PIONIER-LAB project. The total project budget is over PLN 525 million, and the eligible expenditures exceed PLN 469 million, with the support from the European Regional Development Fund amounting to over PLN 305.5 million.

 
 

OPI PIB participated in the preparation of the ranking of the best economic universities and faculties in Poland

01 Jul, 2016

Ranking prepared by "Rzeczpospolita" was armed with the data from the information systems operated by the National Information Processing Institute.

 
 

The conference inaugurating the project "ZSUN - Integrated Services for Science - Stage I"

15 Jun, 2016

The ZSUN I project is implemented by the OPI PIB together with the Ministry of Science and Higher Education under the Measure 2.1 of the Digital Poland Operational Programme for the years 2014-2020.

 
 

Hiking with Patrons. A Polish-Swiss Adventure with Science

09 Jun, 2016

"Hiking with Patrons. A Polish-Swiss Adventure with Science" is a book describing 31 research projects carried out by research centers and universities in Poland and Switzerland. These include basic research in such areas as information and communication technologies, energy and renewable energy, nanotechnology, health and the environment.

 
 

Innovation summits achieved

08 Jun, 2016

More than 500 scientists from Poland and Switzerland in the last 7 years realized 31 research projects. Nearly CHF 32 million financed the research in the 5 areas: health, environment, nanotechnology, ICT and energy.

 
 

Inventorum connects scientists with the industry and the business

17 Dec, 2015

Inventorum, Poland’s first social network for entrepreneurs and scientists, has kicked off. It was developed by experts from the National Information Processing Institute (OPI PIB), which is an organization holding the largest database containing information on Polish science.

 
 

Step4EU initiative

22 May, 2015

Science, Technology, Education and Policy for Europe – step4EU is a new way of thinking about European innovation policy. OPI as a member of step4EU takes an active part in promoting its goals. Next step4EU meeting will be held in May in Warsaw.

 
 

Be informed!

18 Apr, 2013

Who and how does research in Poland? Why investment in Polish science is a good idea? How to manage R&D and not be afraid of risk it brings? Is scholarly peer-review fair? We keep you informed.