Greece’s Konstantinos Daskalakis, a world-leading scientist who has also been named one of the world’s smartest people after solving Nash’s “riddle” has announced he is setting up a research centre in Greece to reduce the ‘brain drain.’
During a speech in Athens on Friday for “Together for the Child” event, Daskalakis focused on the topic of “How Information Technology Changed the World around Us”.
Daskalakis said he is on a mission to create a research center with approximately 30 researchers and 150 students. It will be a privately funded charity and will focus on artificial intelligence.
“In my speech I referred to the evolution of computers as a science in the last century, I spoke about the technological revolutions that have taken place over the past 15 years, which have to do with the applications of computers on the Internet and I presented a window in the future, highlighting the current level of artificial intelligence, the challenges posed in the future, and how our world can change with the application of these technologies,” he said at the end of the event.
Daskalakis stressed that his main goal is to share his knowledge with the youth of Greece and to help them develop their strengths so they can also benefit the country.
“I’m a teacher. The aim of my project is to “cultivate” human knowledge further and to inspire young people to be creative themselves, as well as to find ways in which they will influence the world around them.”