On July 13 ESR Barbara Lazarotto participated as an expert facilitating a workshop at FARI – the AI for the Common Good Institute, which aims to enable, promote and perform cross-disciplinary research on Artificial Intelligence in Brussels led by LeADS beneficiary Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
The workshop lasted the whole afternoon, and Barbara joined a group facilitating the discussions on the use of Artificial Intelligence to enforce the right to repair products inside the concept of Repair Cafes. Along with participants from civil society and from the industry, the workshop aimed to find solutions for the obstacles faced by repair cafes, such as the lack of tools, spare parts, and information on how to repair multiple objects.
Other topics such as Intelligent Parts Identification, Predictive Maintenance, Virtual Repair Assistance, and Knowledge Sharing Platforms were discussed. Barbara also facilitated the discussion on the other topics. The main findings from the groups were presented to the whole group at the end.
The opportunity to join the workshop was greatly appreciated by Barbara since it gave her the chance to apply in practice concepts of data quality, data portability, and trade secrets.