Scientific method

Forging ahead

The Education Ministry's decision to push forward the procedures for getting teacher evaluations off the ground was a symbolically important move, as much as it was essential.

EY to create AI center in Greece

International consultancy Ernst & Young (EY) will create an Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in Greece, in cooperation with the Demokritos National Center for Scientific Research and its Software and Knowledge Engineering Laboratory.
A group of researchers - 20 in the first year, to be expanded in subsequent years - will work on how AI can improve text mining.

Costly stagnation

It would not be premature to say that given the way parties have been dealing with Greece's constitutional review so far, the procedure should have been skipped altogether. 

The issues that are being left untouched outnumber the changes being promoted by the process.

The toughest challenge

I keep hearing the following phrase: "these guys will never leave," over and over again. Greece is a democratic European state, so they (the government) are bound to leave, just like the ones who will succeed them, at one point. No one can tell exactly when this will happen or in what way. One thing we should have learned by now is that there is little point in making predictions.

Algorithm ‘predicts’ future!

Humans have always been fascinated by the idea of being able to see into the future and predict what will happen. Some researchers say it is possible to predict where your next travel destination will be, based on data taken from photographs on your mobile phone, with a high degree of accuracy!

Greek scientist receives Curt Brunnee Award

Greek scientist Dimitris Papanastasiou has been awarded the 2014 Curt Brunnee Award for his outstanding contribution to mass spectrometry – a process for elucidating the chemical structures of molecules.

Papanastasiou, who is co-founder of the Fasmatech company, received the award at a special ceremony during the 20th International Mass Spectrometry Conference in Geneva on Wednesday.