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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/high-level-expert-group-artificial-intelligence), extended with reserve members. The workshop was attended by former [...]
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 [...]
On Friday, October 19th, the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (https://icai.ai/) will organise 'ICAI: AI voor Nederland'. During this event, various speakers from academia, industry and the government will discuss opportunities for technology, talent and society in the Netherlands. A number of places are still available via: https://icai.ai/aanmelding-icai-ai-voor-nederland/. The event will be mainly in Dutch.
Since 2017, BNVKI collaborates with the Netherlands Platform for ICT Research (http://www.ictonderzoek.net/). On the initiative of the BNVKI board, a Special Interest Group on AI has been created, consisting of researchers from each of the 12 IPN institutes, which are representative for the AI community in the Netherlands. Having the status of a special member [...]
The ACM SIGAI Student Essay Contest on Artificial Intelligence Technologies offers a chance to win one of several $500 monetary prizes or a Skype conversation with a leading AI researcher including Joanna Bryson, Murray Campbell, Eric Horvitz, Peter Norvig, Iyad Rahwan, Francesca Rossi, or Toby Walsh. Students are invited to write an essay discussing this [...]
The SIDN (Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland) Fund has an open call for project proposals on the topic of Responsible AI (deadline 17 September 2018). Projects must have impact on Dutch society. Read the details (in Dutch).
On 6 and 7 November TNO organizes a Hackathon about Explainable AI, Hackathon XAI 2018: Design and Prototyping. During this event, students, PhD students and postdocs are challenged to prototype innovative ways to increase transparency, deeper understanding and pervasiveness by integrating explainable AI in lifestyle support applications. Two days of hard and challenging work, coaching [...]