WeNet: The Internet of Us
WeNet will create a platform to enable people to support each other transcending geographical and cultural backgrounds. It is funded by Horizon 2020 (the biggest EU Research and Innovation program) and was launched at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy. The WeNet platform will be the basis of a series of studies within universities worldwide with diverse student populations to improve students’ quality of life inside and outside the academic environment, taking into consideration ethical and privacy guidelines. It will use machine-learning algorithms to build user-profiles based on behaviour and other key factors. The profiles will then be matched to positively exploit the diversity of users, allowing them to help one another. By connecting people from diverse backgrounds and skillsets, WeNet will enable them to interact and incentivise them to assist one another in ways that would not formerly have been possible.
Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Anoikto Panepistimio Kyprou (Open University of Cyprus), Cyprus, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Martel Innovate, Switzerland, U-Hopper Srl, Italy, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Spain, Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland, Aalborg Universitet, Denmark, Eberhard Karls Universitaet Tuebingen, Germany, Universidad Catolica Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Paraguay, National University of Mongolia, Mongolia, Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y Tecnologia, Mexico and Jilin University, China.