On November 11th, 2021, AI4Media organised a workshop on the European AI-on-demand platform.
The objective of this workshop was to allow a better understanding of the technical and non-technical facets of the AI-on-demand platform, highlighting the role of the platform as the central link between the European AI networks, and to encourage everyone interested in AI to join it.
The AI-on-demand platform has been initiated by the AI4EU project, and it aims to bring together the AI community while promoting European values, and facilitating technology transfer from research to business.
As a follow-up project of AI4EU, AI4Media is collaborating closely with the AI4EU platform by integrating the project’s outputs such as modules, services and algorithms into it as well as by organizing AI4EU Web Cafés for community building.
The workshop was divided into two parts, the first one was dedicated to presenting the platform, including the organisations and projects involved and its different parts such as the AI Catalogue and the web cafés. During this session it was also illustrated the cooperation between European AI networks on the AI-on-demand platform, with special emphasis on digital innovation hubs.
The second part was focused on presenting the AI4EU Experiments, which is an open-source platform for the development, training, sharing and deployment of AI models which constitutes the technical part of the AI-on-demand platform. This included the introduction to general features such as the Marketplace and the Design Studio as well as some example pipelines. How AI4EU Experiments can be connected to other media platforms and how new modules can be integrated into it, was also shown in a tutorial in this session.