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Research Meeting This year’s first research meeting was led by prof. 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. She introduced her work titled ‘Similar yet Different: the Structure of Social Networks...
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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...
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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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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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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
(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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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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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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Axel Abels is currently completing a joint PhD programme facilitated by 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 pulls its...
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It represents the importance of lifelong learning in artificial intelligence
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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