News

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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22
Apr

Are humans pro-social or anti-social?

Jelena Grujic, a post doc researcher of the Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels, teamed up with Riccardo Gallotti, a researcher at FBK (Fondazione Bruno Kessler), had been playing with an idea for years: can we use Game Theory experiments and Neuroscience models to investigate social and anti-social human behaviour.  In November 2019, their paper was published....
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19
Apr

Pieter Libin defends his PhD on Guiding the mitigation of epidemics with reinforcement learning online during COVID-19 lockdown

Pieter Libin successfully defended his PhD research on Wednesday 15th April. Because of the social distancing circumstances currently applied to Belgium, Pieter presented his research to a remote jury, via conference call. The defence was broadcasted on YouTube Live. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can support decision makers in managing the COVID-19 crisis across multiple dimensions. However,...
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25
Feb

The AI Experience Centre Welcomes Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, visited the AI Experience Centre prior to the announcement of the Commision’s plans for Artificial Intelligence The VUB AI Experience Centre, which is also supported by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), welcomed the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. After her visit,...
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31
Jan

Lifelong Learning Partnership between Telenet, KU Leuven, VUB, ULB, and BeCode

Telenet enters into a strategic partnership with KU Leuven, VUB, ULB and BeCode to enable lifelong learning for their employees Telenet, together with KU Leuven, VUB, ULB and the BeCode programming school, is setting up an ‘Academy for Digital & Data Talent’ to strengthen the digital knowledge and technical skills of their employees through initial and further training as well as...
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