Current Trends in Artificial Intelligence


The course takes place Friday from 13:30 till 15:30 at the IRIDIA Lab @ the ULB Solbosch campus.

External lecturer: 
Hugues Bersini
  • The student is able to participatie actively in a scientific debate.
  • The student is aware of current trends in Artificial Intelligence en has the competence to judge different approaches and technologies.
  • The student can enumerate strengths and weaknesses of different AI technologies and under what circumstances they can be applied.
  • The student will also learn about open research questions to stimulate their own explorations in the field.

This course is given together with the IRIDIA Lab at the ULB. Different (international) guest lecturers with an expertise in AI will give a talk about their current work in AI. 

  • Attendance in the lectures is obliged (friday afternoon). Each absence needs to be e-mailed beforehand.
  • 60% of the grades come from a programming assignment about one of the lectures.
  • The other 40% come from an oral exam about the lectures.

The course starts at 13:30.

  1. 17/2 Hugues Bersini (ULB)
  2. 24/2 Hugues Bersini (ULB)
  3. 3/3 Robin Devooght
  4. 10/3 Jérôme Fortias (Sopra Steria)
    • ​topic:
    • materials: video
  5. 17/3 Renaud Lambiotte
    • topic: Detection of communities
    • materials: slides // video
  6. 24/3 Johan Loeckx (VUB)
    • topic: AI for music education
    • materials: slides // video 
  7. 31/3 Kris Heylen (VUB)
  8. 21/4 Jesse Davis (K.U.Leuven)
    • topic: "Representation learning for words".
    • materials: slides // video 
  9. 28/4 Simon Suster (UA)
  10. 5/5 R. Fonteneau (Université de Liège)
    • topic: A few reinforcement learning stories
    • materials: video