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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, do you have a good technical background and are you interested in joining 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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AI Synergies
(BNAIC 2019) This year we are proud to organise, together with the ULB, the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and Brewery of Ideas, the AI Synergies conference that will be held on 6-7-8 November. AI Synergies will be a combination of the 31st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2019) and the Belgian-Dutch Conference...
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Denis Steckelmacher, Ph.D. student at the Artificial Intelligence Lab, presented his research on Bootstrapped Dual Policy Iteration at our weekly research meeting last week: Sample-Efficient Reinforcement Learning with Bootstrapped Dual Policy Iteration In reinforcement learning, we not only want the agent to learn how to perform well in a given environment, we also want it...
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Anna is a researcher of language evolution at the Centre for Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Sweden. I will be at VUB AI Lab as a guest researcher from September to the end of the year 2019 (three months). My research involves language change and language origin. I am currently initiating work on modelling language processing...
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Axel Abels is a joint PhD student at the VUB AI Lab and the ULB Machine Learning Group. We were happy to welcome him last week in the lecture room of the Artificial Intelligence Lab to hear him present his research on Collective decision-making: Collective decision-making occurs when a group pools its knowledge to select...
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It represents the importance of lifelong learning in artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) can bring a considerable amount of value by facilitating intellectual tasks that are too difficult for humans by providing insight into systems that are too complex to understand. An interview with Johan Loeckx, professor and lab manager at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of the VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel. To reach the...
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