Leander Schietgat

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On June 23rd, President of the European Commission Ursula Von der Leyen and Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo visited the FARI institute in their offices at BeCentral. During the next four years, FARI will receive funding to help the Brussels Region in its digital transformation. Read more about it here.
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The AI Challenge is back this year with a whole new project. The master’s degree students in their “Current trends in AI” course have partnered up with Lawrenza this year to create an AI prototype for them. Lawrenza is a start-up in the legislative field whose focus is shifted towards simplifying the research of legal...
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VUB, ULB and the Brussels Capital Region government announce the launch of a new Artificial Intelligence for the Common Good Institute during the Belgian AI Week of AI4Belgium. FARI Launch – Formal Announcement from VUB AI Xperience Centre on Vimeo. Today, Annemie Schaus and Caroline Pauwels, respectively rectors of ULB and VUB, were proud to...
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On Nov 29th, AI Lab PhD students Florent Delgrange, Raphael Avaros, Mathieu Reymond and Eugenio Bargiacchi won the third prize at the Smart Shipping Hackathon organized by De Vlaamse Waterweg, Antwerp Management School and EY. They proposed an AI-based solution to solve the challenge of corridor management in waterways. This challenge involves multiple actors or...
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In the framework of the Flanders AI Research Program, VUB organizes a webinar series on AI. The second webinar will focus on game theory, one of the core expertises of the VUB AI Lab. It aims to engage with Flemish companies to stimulate the adoption of AI in Flanders. When? Wednesday December 16h, 15h30-16h30Where? If...
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With great pride we can announce that Axel Abel (Joint PhD student VUB-ULB) has won the best regular paper award at ICCCI2020, the International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence, for the paper “How Expert Confidence Can Improve Collective Decision-Making in Contextual Multi-Armed Bandit Problems”. Abstract: In collective decision-making (CDM) a group of experts with a...
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In the context of the SLISE project, we are working with the EU to support innovation in Sri-Lanka and the Maldives, by giving training and performing joint R&D.   More info on Colombo Page.
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Reinforcement Learning: from the lab to the real world UPDATE: The webinar has ended. Follow the links to download the slides or watch the recording. In the framework of the Flanders AI Research Program, VUB organizes a webinar series on AI. The first webinar (a tutorial-style presentation organized digitally through Zoom) will focus on reinforcement...
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The AI Lab is proud to welcome the Italian PhD student Filippo Carnovalini. He will be supervised by Prof. Geraint Wiggins to work on the creation of a novel music composition algorithm that uses explicit structural information. In his PhD project, he uses algorithms based on music theory, namely Schenkerian analysis, to describe hierarchical structural features...
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