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16
Nov

VUB AI Webinar Series: Reinforcement Learning

Reinforcement Learning: from the lab to the real world 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 learning, one of the core expertises of the VUB AI Lab. It aims to engage with...
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13
Nov

Following COVID-19 measures: a social dilemma?

Article by PhD Researcher Eladio Montero. Revised by Tom Lenaerts, Jelena Grujic. A recent investigation by the University of Ghent in Belgium revealed that today, only 33% of Flemish people are willing to comply with the COVID-19 health measures, compared with 81% in March. This lack of motivation is a big issue, suppose that everyone...
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12
Nov

AI Lab welcomes visiting researcher Filippo Carnovalini

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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05
Nov

PhD defence Denis Steckelmacher

We have the honor to invite you to the public defense of the PhD thesis of Denis Steckelmacher, to obtain the degree of Doctor of Sciences. On Friday 6th of November 2020 at 17:00, he will defend his thesis “Model-Free Reinforcement Learning for the Real World“. You can follow the defence live on YouTube. Read...
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26
Oct

Visit by Bruno Liebhaberg and Didier Reynders of CERRE

On October 7, we were honoured to welcome European Commissioner for Justice, Didier Reynders and Bruno Liebhaberg, Director General of the Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE) for a private visit to the AI Experience Centre of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In presence of our rector Caroline Pauwels, and with our experts from the field...
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08
Sep

Official launch of the AI lifelong learning programme

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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25
Jun

AI Lab researcher Pieter Libin in final of VUB Doctoral Derby

AI Lab researcher Pieter Libin made it to the final of the VUB Doctoral Derby, which will take place on Thursday 25th June 2020 at 16h. He will be presenting his research on AI techniques that can create prevention strategies to mitigate the effects of epidemics. You can register for the event here, which will allow...
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29
May

New AI Experience Centre webinar: AI for defining prevention & exit strategies for the COVID-19 crisis

The webinar will discuss how AI techniques such as predictive modelling and reinforcement learning can be used to improve prevention and exit strategies. One of the featured topics will be the PhD research of Pieter Libin, which he recently defended (see this news article). When? June 3rd 2020, 11.00-12.00 More info: https://experience-centre.ai/event/ai-for-defining-prevention-exit-strategies/ .
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12
May

VUB AI Webinar Series: AI & Data-driven solutions amid the COVID-19 crisis

The AI Experience Centre is happy to announce the ‘VUB AI Webinar series: AI & Data-driven solutions amid the COVID-19 crisis‘ each of which invites experts from various research fields to share their work on AI & Data-driven solutions in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. The Webinar Series will kick-off next week on Monday, May 11, 2020:...
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