Artificial Intelligence 4 Cultural Heritage

Funded by:

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI)

AI4CH joint lab Italy - Israel

The project concerns the creation of a joint Italian-Israeli laboratory operating in the field of Artificial Intelligence applied to the Cultural Heritage.

On the Italian side, the laboratory brings together knowledge and experiences of the research institute Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), the University of Trento (UniTN) and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UniMoRe), under the coordination of the National Interuniversity Consortium for Informatics - CINI. All the three Italian partners are nodes of the CINI National Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems (AIIS-CINI)

On the Israeli side, the AI4CH joint lab involves the University of Haifa and the Technion Institute of Technology.

AI4CH is funded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) under the Call for the institution of a Joint Italian - Israeli Laboratories - year 2018.

The joint laboratory will address two main research lines:

a) Intelligent extraction of information content from data collections

b) Intelligent support to knowledge exploration

with particular attention to the fruition, the use and involvement of visitors, and the support to the experts in the Cultural Heritage field.

The three-year project includes also the organization of events like Workshops, Summer Schools and exchanges of researchers/professors between Italy and Israel in order to make the research activities more integrated and, therefore, the scientific collaboration more solid and capable to continue beyond the lifetime of the project.