Johan Loeckx

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With technology moving ever faster and AI impacting a wide range of jobs, the need for lifelong learning has become undeniable.  Though much introductory learning material is available online (MOOCs, blog articles, seminars, boot camps), there is a severe lack of in-depth training. The abundance of – often questionable – sources makes it hard to find high-quality, trustworthy content. Welcome our AI Lifelong Learning Programme!  Our...
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Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, visited the AI Experience Centre prior to the announcement of the Commision’s plans for Artificial Intelligence The VUB AI Experience Centre, which is also supported by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), welcomed the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. After her visit,...
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The AI Lab welcomes Lara Verheyen. The researcher joined the Evolutionary and Hybrid AI team to complete her PhD.
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Research Meeting with Dan Stowell (Queen Mary University of London) We were more than happy to receive this week Dan Stowell, Senior Research Fellow at the Queen Mary University of London, to hear him present his exiting research about bird communication: “Machine learning to uncover structure in bird vocal communication” Abstract Animal communication is a...
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The VUB Research Group SMIT (Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology) is looking for a new colleague. Do you… …speak Dutch? …have a good technical background? …want to join the Databuzz team? Check out the offer and apply before the end of this month!   Download the full offer below: Databuzz_vacature_imec-SMIT-VUBDownload
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Last Thursday, Tom Willaert, post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Lab, gave us an interesting talk about The ODYCCEUS Project – Opinion dynamics and cultural conflict in European spaces His presentation explored the potential of digital methods for the study of on-line opinion dynamics. Concretely, the talk outlined the philosophy and methods of the Horizon2020...
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Members from the AI Lab (Prof. Bart Bogaerts) and DataLab (Prof. Tias Guns, Rocs Canoy), have in collaboration with Jens Claes (a former master student of Prof. Bart Bogaerts at KU Leuven) won the holy grail challenge 2019. For this challenge, they developed a tool that translates so-called logic grid puzzles from natural language into...
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DOCUMENT LAYOUT ANALYSIS Prof. Ann Dooms and Ph.D. student Tan Lu from the Digital Mathematics Research Group (DIMA) won the 1st prize on the document layout analysis contest at the ICDAR conference with the DSPH algorithm. There were 9 academic and 3 industrial participants from France, India, China, the Czech Republic, and Vietnam. Their method,...
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