Infotester4Education kick-off

On the 17th and 18th of April 2024, the Cyprus Center for Algorithmic Transparency (CyCAT) team of the Open University of Cyprus participated in kick-off meeting for the Infotester4Education project, in Warsaw, Poland. OUC PhD student, Maria Kasinidou, and Jahna Otterbacher, Associate Professor, represented CyCAT – OUC. 

The Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology hosted the project coordinator – the Science4People organization – together with representatives of partner universities: University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, Open University of Cyprus, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland.

The Infotester4Education project aims to address the growing problem of disinformation in the digital age, with a particular focus on its impact on the democratic values and academia. The meeting started with an ice-breaking activity that warmed everyone up to action. Next, the goals, vision statement of this project and the individual work packages along with the schedule and milestones were discussed. The project kick-off was a productive session that brought many brainstorming ideas on how to implement this initiative. The next stage will be training in Tampere, Finland, on how to successfully detect and combat disinformation.


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