News

17
Oct

Tom Willaert’s Research: The ODYCCEUS Project

Last Thursday, Tom Willaert, post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Lab, gave us an interesting talk about The ODYCCEUS Project – Opinion dynamics and cultural conflict in European spaces His presentation explored the potential of digital methods for the study of on-line opinion dynamics. Concretely, the talk outlined the philosophy and methods of the Horizon2020...
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14
Oct

Interfaculty AI Lab Wins the Holy Grail Challenge

Members from the AI Lab (Prof. Bart Bogaerts) and DataLab (Prof. Tias Guns, Rocs Canoy), have in collaboration with Jens Claes (a former master student of Prof. Bart Bogaerts at KU Leuven) won the holy grail challenge 2019. For this challenge, they developed a tool that translates so-called logic grid puzzles from natural language into...
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11
Oct

VUB RESEARCHERS WON A COMPETITION IN SYDNEY

DOCUMENT LAYOUT ANALYSIS Prof. Ann Dooms and Ph.D. student Tan Lu from the Digital Mathematics Research Group (DIMA) won the 1st prize on the document layout analysis contest at the ICDAR conference with the DSPH algorithm. There were 9 academic and 3 industrial participants from France, India, China, the Czech Republic, and Vietnam. Their method,...
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AI Synergies
11
Oct

AI Synergies & 31st Benelux Conference

(BNAIC 2019) This year we are proud to organise, together with the ULB, the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and Brewery of Ideas, the AI Synergies conference that will be held on 6-7-8 November. AI Synergies will be a combination of the 31st Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC 2019) and the Belgian-Dutch Conference...
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09
Oct

Denis Steckelmacher’s research on Bootstrapped Dual Policy Iteration

Denis Steckelmacher, Ph.D. student at the Artificial Intelligence Lab, presented his research on Bootstrapped Dual Policy Iteration at our weekly research meeting last week: Sample-Efficient Reinforcement Learning with Bootstrapped Dual Policy Iteration In reinforcement learning, we not only want the agent to learn how to perform well in a given environment, we also want it...
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07
Oct

Research visit Anna Jon-And

Anna is a researcher of language evolution at the Centre for Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, Sweden. I will be at VUB AI Lab as a guest researcher from September to the end of the year 2019 (three months). My research involves language change and language origin. I am currently initiating work on modelling language processing...
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30
Sep

Axel Abels’ Research On Collective Decision-Making

Axel Abels is a joint PhD student at the VUB AI Lab and the ULB Machine Learning Group. We were happy to welcome him last week in the lecture room of the Artificial Intelligence Lab to hear him present his research on Collective decision-making: Collective decision-making occurs when a group pools its knowledge to select...
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It represents the importance of lifelong learning in artificial intelligence
27
Sep

Lifelong Learning Explained-Interview With Professor Johan Loeckx

Artificial intelligence (AI) can bring a considerable amount of value by facilitating intellectual tasks that are too difficult for humans by providing insight into systems that are too complex to understand. An interview with Johan Loeckx, professor and lab manager at the Artificial Intelligence Lab of the VUB – Vrije Universiteit Brussel. To reach the...
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25
Apr

Luc Steels talks about the impact of AI in De Standaard podcast “Bits & Atomen”

On April 17th, AI Lab professor Luc Steels was interviewed for the “Bits & Atomen” podcast of Belgian newspaper De Standaard. Are smart machines also becoming creative? And how should we feel about this as humans? These and other questions are extensively discussed by Luc in the podcast. More info of the event
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