News

25
Feb

The AI Experience Center welcomes Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, visited the AI Experience Center prior to the announcement of the Commision’s plans for Artificial Intelligence to announce the Commission’s plans in Artificial Intelligence The VUB AI Experience Center, which is also supported by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), welcomed the President of the European...
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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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17
Jan

Ana Bazzan presents her work on Social Networks of Sitcom Characters at the AI Lab weekly meeting

This year’s first research meeting was led by Ana Bazzan, professor at the Informatics Institute of Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She has visited The AI Lab for three weeks this winter and introduced her work titled ‘Similar yet Different: the Structure of Social Networks of Characters in...
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14
Dec

Tom Lenaerts presents his work on the AI Race and its Social & Normative Impact

To regulate or not: a social dynamics analysis of the race for AI supremacy Tom Lenaerts has shared his work with the audience at this week’s Research Meeting. The project addresses the concept of ‘AI race’ and its social and normative impact that stem from the rapid advancements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and other intelligent...
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09
Dec

AI Lab welcomes Cuban researchers Yailen Martinez Jimenéz and Jessica Coto Palacio

The AI Lab is proud to welcome the Cuban researchers Yailen Martinez Jimenéz and Jessica Coto Palacio in our institute and assist them in their research. They work together with Ann Nowé, the head of the Artificial Intelligence Lab, on the research titled ‘Multi-Agent Reinforcement Learning Tool for Job Shop Scheduling Problems’. The project focuses...
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02
Dec

Elias Fernandez explains how uncertain times promote polarisation and reciprocation in public goods

At the last AI Lab’s weekly Research Meeting, VUB PhD student Elias Fernandez shared his team’s work with the audience. The study focuses on human behaviour in the context of collective endeavours characterized by uncertain, long-term, and non-linear returns. For instance, anthropogenic climate change, public health measures or even group hunting. 
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22
Nov

The AI Experience Center is officially open

The AI Experience Center was launched yesterday (21st of November 2019) with great success. AI experts came together to celebrate this new space which promotes collaboration between research and industry with an emphasis on ethical AI. The attendees enjoyed a series of talks to then have first hand experience with the center’s AI demonstrations. VUB...
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21
Nov

The AI Experience Center Opening Event

Several months have been dedicated to the development of the AI Experience Center. 200 AI-related researchers from four research groups have joined forces to conceptualize a space where the VUB can demystify and showcase both the opportunities and the dangers of AI to the general public, the industry, and the policy makers. The AI Lab...
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16
Nov

AI Synergies Conference: 300 Academics and Business People at the Largest Benelux academic AI conference

This year the AI Synergies Conference has attracted an unprecedented number of attendees from both the academia and the industry. The Artificial Intelligence Lab Brussels in conjunction with the ULB Machine Learning Group organized the summit with the purpose of bringing together experts from different sectors. AI Synergies combined a B2B conference with two academic conferences,...
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