Greek researcher Yannis Assael and his colleagues at Google subsidiary DEEP MIND and University of Oxford created "Pythia,” an artificial intelligence algorithm trained to assist historians in deciphering eroded Ancient Greek inscriptions. Pythia learned to recognize some 35,000 eroded texts containing over 3 million words. These texts were found on varied surfaces like stone, ceramic, and metal and ranged from the 7th centuty BC to the 5th century AD (1,500 to 2,700 years old).
U.S. Embassy joined forces with Women on Top and the General Secretariat for Gender Equality (Γενική Γραμματεία Οικογενειακής Πολιτικής και Ισότητας των Φύλων) to kick off this year’s WOMEN (Women’s Organizations Meet-up for Education and Networking), a skills development and networking program for non-profit organizations active in the field of gender equality and women's empowerment in Greece.
The U.S. Embassy in Athens is excited to announce the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program! This program offers a scholarship opportunity for selected Greek students to travel to the United States for one year and stay with a host family, while attending an American high school. Our first nine FLEX scholars are currently studying at various schools in the United States after departing in August 2019.
For the 2020 – 2021 school year, ten (10) scholarships will be offered to Greek students
With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece, SHA (Social Hacker Academy) has created an educational program that will run for seven months, in Heraklion, Crete, where SHA will have physical presence with its Project Management Team & volunteers. The project is called “De-Code Integration” and aims at empowering vulnerable social groups (refugees/migrants/unemployed), residing in Heraklion Crete, to develop their skills (hard & soft skills) and prepare them to become employable, connecting them with tech companies’ recruiters.
Marianna Economou’s inspiring film ”When Tomatoes Met Wagner” has been chosen to represent Greece at the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, 2020.
The documentary relates the story of a near-deserted Greek village in Thessaly rescued by organic tomatoes — and Wagner.
Startup Weekend is back and this time with a SW Women edition to empower mode girls, ladies, women to start their own business with a spin-off of a 54 hour Hackathon with the help of entrepreneurs, guest speakers, mentors of the local community and beyond. And what better place to host it than The Cube Athens. A startup cluster and innovation space in the heart of the city, hosting the best of Athens innovation in the technology and making space: www.thecube.gr.
A wooden sculpture adorns the opposite bank of the Statue of Liberty in New York. This work belongs to the Greek artist Kostis Velonis and depicts an amphitheater symbolizing the form he had in Ancient Greece.
The large-scale sculpture “Life Without Tragedy” was developed with architect Christian Kotzamanis and initially created for the acclaimed Onassis Festival 2019 in New York, basically bringing two basic notions where Greece was legend to the rest of the world, Democracy and the theater. The work consists of three wooden sculptures, reminiscent of an Ancient Greek amphitheater, a place that was a social institution and a place of public political dialogue beyond art.
The Greek Space Team White Noise of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) has been very successful in the annual CanSat simulation training contest. The competition was held in Texas, United States, on 14-17 June, by the Astronautical Society (AAS) with the support of NASA and Goddard Space Flight Center. White Noise is the first Greek team to be able to get the CanSat Final Entry Ticket in the US, where each year the best aerospace students from the best universities in the world participate. The score made by White Noise was 94.756%, winning 4th place among 93 teams.