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AI4EOSC Platform users can now automatically synchronise data in their nextcloud instances (obtained from different providers, such as Zenodo, HuggingFace, DataOne, etc) after creating a new deployment using the different IDEs available (JupyterLab and Visual Studio Code). First, users must enter their RCLONE credentials to synchronise the deployment with their nextcloud instance, and then they will have the option of downloading data from external sources, including Zenodo, HuggingFace, Figshare, Github, Dryad, Open Science Framework (OSF), and Mendeley Data among others.  For all these repositories, users will be able to download and synchronise data by simply entering the DOI. Furthermore, in the case of Zenodo, they can use the embedded search functionality available in the dashboard, in order to search data from any community. Thus, users will be able to search for the type of data they need to develop their model and select from a wide range of options available…

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The implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) was the focus of the coordination meeting of EOSC-related projects funded under the Horizon Europe call. In that context, deepening the collaborations between EOSC-related projects, the EOSC Association and the European Commission was widely discussed during the meeting, held in Brussels on 20-21 June, 2024. The AI4EOSC project was presented by PSNC’s Marcin Plociennik during the Federation of services and core components of EOSC and integration of project outcomes session. The project positioning was taken as starting point for further discussion. During the meeting debate arose around achieving operational EOSC federation, Users and Resource environments in thematic communities and putting the FAIR principles in practice among many others. It also featured presentations from the new EOSC projects and the EOSC EU Node. The relation of the EOSC and EU Data Spaces had its own dedicated…

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The advances on MLOps and drift monitoring, federated learning studies, the AI4EOSC platform and the project’s Automated Thermography use case were presented by KIT scientists during the Helmholtz AI conference, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, on June 12-14. More than 200 scientists from the Helmholtz Association met in Düsseldorf, where two unconference events were also organised by KIT researchers from the AI4EOSC consortium — one on MLOPs and another one on federated learning. The architecture and features of the AI4EOSC platform triggered a high interest and stimulated cross-project networking during the conference, which presented a good opportunity to discuss, get insights and showcase AI related research. The AI4EOSC sister-project, iMagine, was also showcased during the conference. This project makes active use of the computing resources deployed with AI4OS. Helmholtz scientists spent two fruitful days on discussing foundation models, their challenges and advantages, application for science and needed infrastructures. The keynote talks…

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The AI4EOSC project was showcased at the world's largest conference on Federated Learning (FL), the Flower AI Summit 2024, held in London on March 14-15. The conference featured not only the advancements within Federated Learning but also the collaborative efforts driving innovation across the AI landscape and different applications.  On the first day, dedicated to AI research, we introduced the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) ecosystem, presented the AI4EOSC project, and talked about how we have implemented Federated Learning in the AI4EOSC platform, whose first release, AI4EOSC 1, took place earlier this month.  During her talk (“Federated AI in the European Open Science Cloud”) our colleague Judith Sáinz-Pardo Díaz (CSIC) seized the opportunity to present some modifications that have been made from AI4EOSC to the Flower library in order to allow client authentication with the FL server and a secret management system for this purpose, in order to add an…

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AI4EOSC, a cutting-edge initiative at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC), is releasing the first version of the AI4EOSC platform and the AI4OS software stack which powers it. AI4EOSC provides a user-friendly workbench and toolbox for developing and running AI models, tightly integrated with the EOSC, now available for new users. A series of webinars have been organised in relation to the first release. They cover different topics, from AI and applications such as image processing to federated learning. The AI4EOSC platform is a cloud-based system for the development of AI applications and models, integrated in the EOSC and powered by the AI4OS software stack. The main new features in the release include: Flexible and transparent access to cloud resources, such as GPUs, CPUs and storage; Integrated support for federated learning training on distributed data Availability of MLOps tools for model monitoring and drift detection Inference platform…

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The release of the first version of the AI4EOSC platform and the next call for external users will mark the project's halfway milestone in February 2024. The three use cases integrated in the project –agrometeorology, integrated plant protection and thermography– are already using the platform to exploit their data to the fullest and develop artificial intelligence applications according to their needs. Specifically, the platform provides users with their necessary computational requirements, such as memory disk, CPU cores and GPUs. Throughout the first half of the project (funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe call), several updates have been made to the architecture of the platform, which follows the C4 interactive model and is openly available for consultation. Although the platform has not been launched to the general public yet, it already has dozens of jobs running, including developers and use cases, and a total of 28 GPUs are in use.…

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Organised by the EOSC Association, the EOSC Focus project and other EOSC-related initiatives, the school unfolded in Greece, 29th of January-1st of February, to provide opportunity to collaborate and enhance technical expertise across diverse Opportunity Areas (OAs). The Winter School was organised to enhance collaboration and integration among EOSC-related Horizon Europe projects, and synchronize with the deliverables of the EOSC-A Task Forces. The Opportunity Areas included:OA1 Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) OA2 Metadata, Ontologies & Interoperability OA3 FAIR Assessment & Alignment OA4 User & Resource Environments OA5 Skills, Training, Rewards, Recognition & Upskilling OA6 Open Scholarly Communication In addition, the Sustainable Pathways to Impact track was organized to progress integration of the developments of HE INFRAEOSC projects into the EOSC landscape monitoring activities. The AI4EOSC representatives (Marcin Plociennik, Amanda Calatrava Arroyo and Fernando Aguilar) took active tole in the sessions of the OA3, OA4 and OA2. Furthermore, the AI4EOSC exploitation and KER management was taken as a reference example during…

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More than 50 people attended the first AI4EOSC platform user’s workshop which was held in hybrid format at the Institute of Informatics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (IISAS) in Bratislava and organised by the IISAS and KIT partners. The aim of the event was to promote collaboration between the different partners involved, as well as the sharing of advances, available resources, how to use them, corresponding demonstrations, and in short, general knowledge exchange between the AI4EOSC platform developers and providers and use cases of the AI4EOSC and iMagine projects. This two-day event has allowed to bring AI4EOSC platform users, supporters, researchers and developers together to share their experiences and upcoming updates of the platform. People involved in the European project had participated as well as iMagine project partners, an EU-funded project which makes active use of the computing resources deployed with AI4OS, with the mission to deploy, operate, validate,…

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The recently presented DeepR 2023 ECMWF Code For Earth challenge outcome was made possible thanks to the use of the AI4EOSC platform. “This project wouldn’t have been possible without the computational resources provided by AI4EOSC and the European Weather Cloud”, said Mario Santa Cruz, one of the researchers involved in DeepR. “It allowed us to train AI models that can now be used by anybody”, he added. DeepR deals with the use of Artificial Intelligence for generating high resolution reanalysis datasets and was developed by Spaniards Antonio Pérez, Mario Santa Cruz (both with Predictia, an AI4EOSC partner) and Javier Díez (with IFCA, the AI4EOSC coordinator), mentored by Mariana Clare, Matthew Chantry, Andras Horanyi and Cornel Soci. Santa Cruz and Pérez presented the outcomes of their challenge on 20th September 2023 in the Italian city of Bologna. You can learn more about DeepR and other 2023 Code For Earth challenges here.…

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Last week researchers from IFCA-CSIC attended the AIHUB CSIC Summer School in Barcelona, Spain. Specifically, IFCA researchers presented three posters related to different research projects in the area of artificial intelligence. One of them, entitled "Application of federated learning to medical imaging scenarios'' is part of the  AI4EOSC project. One of the goals of AI4EOSC is to allow the creation of AI systems on distributed datasets, with a special focus on federated learning. The aim of the project is to support the management of experiments through the platform dashboard. Some of the results obtained in the publication entitled “Study of the performance and scalability of federated learning for medical imaging with intermittent clients”, published in the journal Neurocomputing, and funded within the AI4EOSC project framework, were presented. The use case presented in the poster covers a medical image analysis of chest X-ray images using a federated learning architecture. Applying this…

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