Current Trends in Artificial Intelligence

Time: 

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

The start-up labs (programming assignment) will take place during the first and the second semester.

 

External lecturer: 
Hugues Bersini
Assistant: 
Objectives: 
  • 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.
 
Description: 

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. 

Examination: 
  • 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.
  • The other 40% come from an oral exam about the lectures.
Schedule: 

The course starts at 13:30.

  1. 16/2 Hugues Bersini (ULB)
  2. 23/2 Volker Strobel (ULB)
    • ​topic: Blockchain technology
    • materials: slides
  3. 2/3 Guillaume Levasseur (ULB)
    • ​topic:  Big data
    • materials: slides
  4. 9/3 Raphael Gyory (ULB)
    • ​topic: AI and law
    • materials:notes (no slides were presented)
  5. 16/3 Jelena Grujic (VUB)
    • topic: Game theory and its application in AI
    • materials:
  6. 23/3 Tony Belpaeme (UGent)
    • topic: Social robotics: from the quirky to the useful
    • materials:
  7. 20/4 Felipe Gomez (VUB)
    • ​topic: 
    • materials:
  8. 27/4 Jos Polfliet (Faction XYZ)
    • topic: How and why AI is used at large companies
    • materials:
  9. 4/5 Hugues Bersini
    • topic: Agent based modelling
    • materials:
  10. 18/5 Johan Loeckx (VUB)
    • topic: AI in education
    • materials: