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The new project TITAN project, which stands for AI for Citizen Intelligent Coaching against Disinformation, kicked off earlier this week between 21-23 September 2022 during an online session, with the participation of all partners.

The Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications participates in the project with the SKEL | The AI Lab, while Dr. Vangelis Karkaletsis holds the team leader role.

TITAN project delivers an open, distributed and citizen engaging ecosystem which empowers the citizen itself to conduct effective and efficient investigations for understanding whether statements at hand are true. By being part of the TITAN ecosystem, the citizen is intelligently coached on how to conduct effective investigations either on his/her own or in collaboration with other concerned citizens. Intelligent coaching conversational schemes are personalised according to the investigating citizen’s profile, digital skills, media literacy skills, possible difficulties in thinking critically as well as the linguistic characteristics of the statement under investigation. At the end of such an ‘question-and-response’ interaction cycle, the citizen will have his/her critical thinking and media literacy skills advanced so as to better detect disinformation he/she may encounter in the future at scale. The TITAN Ecosystem will be developed following a human-centered approach which will engage diverse groups of citizens in productive co-creation sessions at all project implementation phases.

The partnership consists of fourteen (14) partners from 8 countries: Engineering – Ingegneria Informatica Spa (Italy), Athens Technology Center Anonymi Viomichaniki Emporiki Kai Techniki Etaireia Efarmogon Ypsilis Technologias (Greece), De Vlaamse Radio En Televisieomroeporganisatie NV (Belgium), National Center For Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece), Universita Telematica Internazionale-Uninettuno (Italy), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), Institouto Filosofias Kai Technologias Astki Mi Kerdoskopiki Etaireia (Greece), Swarmcheck Spolka Z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia (Poland), Fonden Teknologiradet (Denmark), Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT OY (Finland), Arteveldehogeschool (Belgium), Center For The Study Of Democracy (Bulgaria), 21C Consultancy Limited (United Kingdom), University Of Dundee (United Kingdom).

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