Sessions addressed to Schools: Mars Express (Jérémie Périn, 2023) Donostia / San Sebastián

Cinema and Science Series

Tabakalera, Donostia / San Sebastián
DIPC, Basque Film Archive, San Sebastian International Film Festival
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Sessions addressed to Schools: Mars Express (Jérémie Périn, 2023) Donostia / San Sebastián
Still from the film.

In 2200, private detective Aline Ruby and her android partner Carlos Rivera are hired by a wealthy businessman to track down a notorious hacker. On Mars, they descend deep into the underbelly of the planet’s capital city where they uncover a darker story of brain farms, corruption, and a missing girl who holds a secret about the robots that threatens to change the face of the universe.

The sesion will be hosted by members of HITZ research group specialized in Artificial Intelligence.

(Version: French; Subtitles: Basque; Presentation: Basque)

About the speaker

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Rodrigo Agerri is a Ramon y Cajal researcher at the HiTZ Center - Ixa, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, where he leads the Text Analysis Unit. His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), more specifically multilingual and translingual approaches to information extraction using large language models (LLMs). He publishes regularly in the most prestigious conferences as well as in journals related to AI and NLP (Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, etc.). He is currently Principal Investigator of the DeepKnowledge projects (Ministry of Science and Universities), where multilingual language models are investigated, ANTIDOTE (European CHIST-ERA Program, Ministry of Science and Universities) on the generation of explanations and argumentation in the medical domain, and DISARGUE, which investigates the use of generative models to counteract disinformation on social networks. (

Izaskun Etxeberria obtained a degree in Computer Science from UPV/EHU in 1992, as well as a PhD in Computer Science in 2016. She has been engaged in teaching and research activities at the Faculty of Computer Science in Donostia since 1993. Regarding her teaching responsibilities, she conducts classes within the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology, of which she has been the director since late 2022. In terms of research, she conducted her thesis in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) within the IXA research group and is currently a member of the HiTZ center as part of the IXA group.
Within the field of Natural Language Processing, her primary research focus lies in the area of morphology, specifically in the processing of non-standard Basque written texts.