The Head of Software Development for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) of USRL at CARE-C at the ‘Artificial Intelligence as a factor in creating development potential’ conference
The Head of Software Development for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) of the Unmanned Systems Research Laboratory (USRL), attended the ‘Artificial Intelligence as a factor in creating development potential’ conference, organised by the Deputy Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy of Cyprus, at the A.G. Leventis Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 26 September, 2023.
Mr Christos Constantinides, the Head of Software Development for UAS at USRL, attended the conference and took part as a panellist, in the 2nd roundtable discussion of the conference, entitled ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) can save lives, through AI applications and the important role of AI in the management of crisis, prevention and disaster response’. Mr Constantinides talked about the added value of the drones developed by USRL for crisis management, their readiness as immediate action systems and their compatibility with AI systems, for example the use of USRL drones by the Cyprus Department of Forests (DoF) and the USRL collaboration with the CYENS Centre of Excellence in order to improve automatic detection of fires.
The conference aimed to boost the activity of the research community in the field of AI and, at the same time, the exploitation of the potential of AI by the wider public and private sectors. This initiative is part of a series of actions by the Deputy Ministry in an effort to approach in a holistic and reliable way the topic of AI, which has been discussed for some years.