Internet Generation Day

Digital World 2019 Daily Highlights Day 4

Internet Generation Day today consisted of a series of dynamic programmes organized mostly for university students. At the central Agora stage, renowned professors gave lectures on state of the art technologies. Professor Peter Baranyi introduced the MaxWhere 3D platform with features for education, management, and industry uses, followed by Dr. Ferenc Leitold talking about the importance of continuous IT security management. Péter Antal gave a lecture on federal learning, a new machine learning paradigm, its mathematical foundations and the challenges it faces in the practical applications. Csaba Simon introduced the idea of using 5G networks for various industrial use cases, giving the example of a 5G system built at the Budapest InfoPark Campus site from commercial 5G components and testing various applications. Imre Felde explained in his presentation how cellular networks can be used to get information about people’s mobility patterns, the results of which can be used for improving the understanding of human mobility urban environments. Sándor Imre presented the results of research in the Budapest University of Technology and Economics about quantum mechanics-based sensors, computers and communications. Finally, the National Media and Infocommunications Authority presented the results of the Media Awareness Workshop.

In the Innovation space sessions the first panel discussion had participants debate about emerging climate disaster technologies. Moderated by Cecília Varsányi, Head of Sustainable Development Department at AJKC, the participants agreed that extreme weather events are becoming more common, and technology needs to be deployed not just trying to prevent these from happening but to have the ability to react on time and with maximum efficiency. The next workshop held by Melinda Havas highlighted how the level of financial literacy is very low among the younger generations, and raised the questions of how these new consumers should then be approached with financial services. Dr. Tamás Klein from the Károli Gáspár University gave a presentation about the pressing issues of A.I. regulation, also touching on the worldwide phenomenon of fake news and its free speech implications. Dániel Bozsoki finished the morning session with a speaking about the importance of digital skills and how ICT startup incubation can improve upon that. In the afternoon two presentations, by Dr. habil Bertalan Komenczi and Fruzsina Kollányi touched on educational topics: the first one showcasing how digital learning environments promote personal learning networks and give rise to a new kind of pedagogical culture, while the second one was a rather open discussion session about teaching coding to the young generations.

Two workshops accompanied the presentation venues in Internet Generation Day, the Media awareness workshop and the Innovation space workshop. In the former, students between 9-16 could practice their skills of media production by creating and editing online video ads and magazine samples in small groups. In the Innovation space workshops participants could get to know coding, starting from a completely beginner level.

The A.I. exhibition organized by the Hungarian AI Coalition featured the stands of several companies from the field of artificial intelligence development. The Space event in room 5 started with an introduction on the space activities of the V4 Countries involving regional experts such as Orsolya Ferencz, Marek Cichy, Dr. Iveta Rusinová, Michal Reinöhl and Diána Daczi. This was followed by a poster session with topics of space broadcasting, telecommunication and space communication prepared by students. Finally at noon a panel discussion about risks in the IT sector took place in the Space event room.

The Internet generation forum launched with opening speeches from dignitaries such as Károly Solymár, Ervin Kajzinger and Agnieszka Gładysz. The forum continued with two panel discussions where participants debated about the future of internet in the Central European region and the implications of A.I. In the afternoon finals of the IGF student competition were presented to the audience.

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