MARVEL at the PROTECTOR clustering workshop

On Wednesday, 30th November 2022, from 10 to 11:30 (CET), the workshop “Ethics & Artificial Intelligence: Assessing impact from security research to operational reality” took place virtually. The event was organised by the PROTECTOR project and it is part of a new series of bitesize online knowledge exchange events with insights from leading international experts focusing on the protection of places of worship from hate crime and terrorism.

As part of its collaboration with PROTECTOR, MARVEL also participated to the event. More specifically, MARVEL partner FBK represented by Dr. Elisabetta Farella presented an overview of the project.

The Agenda

The Agenda of the event was the following:

Time in CET

Session Title & Presenter


Welcome from Andrew Staniforth (PROTECTOR project coordinator)


“Game of drones – Advancing airborne AI”, Professor Emeritus Garik Markarian, CEO & Founder RINICOM & DroneWISE project Technical Lead


“Protecting places of worship with AI”, Professor Elisa Ricci, PROTECTOR project, Fondazione Bruno Kessler


“Smart cities and the use of AI”, Dr Elisabetta Farelli, MARVEL project, Fondazione Bruno Kessler


“Ethics-by-design – A new approach to AI”, Professor Emeritus Juliet Lodge, Head of Ethics, SAHER (Europe)


Q&A & final remarks

22 people attended the event (the audience was 9 academics/researchers, 8 SMEs & 5 LEAs/end-users). In Addition, approx. 218 people interacted with the MARVEL presentation post on LinkedIn created by the PROTECTOR project.

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Key Facts

  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis
  • Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
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  • Start: 01.01.2021
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Participating Organisations: 17
  • Number of countries: 12

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