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AI 4 Belgium Coalition proposes AI strategy

2019-03-20T20:44:33+02:00March 20th, 2019|Articles|

"With Artificial Intelligence, we can improve our lives" AI 4 Belgium Coalition proposes AI strategy at the request of Alexander De Croo and Philippe De Backer Artificial intelligence (AI) can not only improve our lives, it can also help us find solutions to complex problems such as health care or environmental protection. Almost three-quarters of [...]

Call for Nominations: EurAI Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award 2018

2019-03-20T20:34:05+02:00March 20th, 2019|Announcements|

Nominations are invited for the 2018  Artificial Intelligence Dissertation Award sponsored by EurAI, the European Association of Artificial Intelligence. Please take a moment to nominate your students, or to recommend to your colleagues to nominate their students. This Award includes a certificate signed by the EurAI President and 1500 Euros (which includes the travel grant [...]

Summer School on AI & Law

2019-03-09T08:55:58+02:00March 9th, 2019|Announcements|

From 8-10 July the first Summer school on AI & law will be held at the renowned European University Institute in Fiesole, Florence, Italy. The application deadline is 22 April. For more information see:

Event sponsorship: updated amount

2019-01-10T11:35:23+02:00January 10th, 2019|Articles|

BNVKI sponsors AI-related events in the Benelux. At the previous BNAIC conference, it was decided to raise the sponsorship amount from €250 to €500. All the practical information can be found on the relevant page of the BNVKI website.

Flemish AI initiatives

2018-11-13T09:02:07+02:00November 13th, 2018|Articles|

In recent months, the department for Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government has taken a number of initiatives concerning AI. In July, they organised a Stakeholders' day on Artificiële Intelligence to bring together practitioners, researchers and other interested parties, in an effort to map the Flemish AI landscape and identify key concerns going forward. From [...]

Decision Intelligence Seminar

2018-11-12T16:00:20+02:00November 12th, 2018|Announcements, Uncategorised|

On 5 February 2019, several research groups of KU Leuven are jointly organising a Decision Intelligence Seminar at Campus De Nayer, Sint-Katelijn-Waver. This event is aimed at both professionals and academics, and present recent methods to get a grip on companies' decision processes, including a number of succesful case studies. More information can be found on the [...]

Awards at BNAIC 2018

2018-11-11T09:03:22+02:00November 11th, 2018|Event reports|

Several awards were handed out at BNAIC 2018: SNN Best Paper Award: Hui Wang, Michael Emmerich, Aske Plaat Assessing the Potential of Classical Q-learning in General Game Playing SKBS Best Demo Award: Laura van der Lubbe, Charlotte Gerritsen, Daniel Formolo, Marco Otte, Tibor Bosse An Application for Training Verbal Resilience to Doorstep Scams using Virtual [...]

1st Workshop EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (EU HLEG AI)

2018-10-18T16:29:56+02:00October 18th, 2018|Event reports|

On September 20th, the first workshop of the EU High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence (EU HLEG AI) took place in Brussels. The workshop was attended by the 52 members of the expert group appointed by the European Commission (see the list at, extended with reserve members. The workshop was attended by former [...]

Editorial: AI in Europe

2018-10-17T15:51:18+02:00October 17th, 2018|Editorials|

It is not news anymore that AI is a hot topic. In Europe, many new initiatives have been started recently to address various aspects of the development and application of AI. All the while, existing AI organizations try to resync themselves with the current state of affairs. More and more parts of society want to [...]