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 [...]
The Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit (LuxLogAI 2018) will be held 17-26 September 2018 in Luxembourg. It brings together, amongst others, the 2nd International Joint Conference on Rules and Reasoning (RuleML+RR 2018), the Reasoning Web Summer School (RW 2018), the 4th Global Conference on Artificial Intelligence (GCAI 2018), DecisionCAMP 2018, the MIREL workshop and the annual meeting of [...]
Virginia Dignum has recently been elected as Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI). The EURAI Fellows programme recognises European AI researchers who have made exceptional contributions to the field. The Fellows are selected from the top 3% AI researchers in Europe. In recent years, Virginia has played an important role in putting responsible [...]
The CLAIRE initiative, initiated by Holger Hoos, Morten Irgens, and Philipp Slusallek, is aimed at uniting the AI community in Europe and guiding EU and national administrations in allocating funding for excellence in AI research. In a nutshell, CLAIRE is about “Excellence across all of AI. For all of Europe. With a Human-Centred Focus.” Everyone [...]
The German Academic Exchange service (DAAD) offers a “Postdoctoral Researchers’ Networking Tour” for postdocs working related to Artificial Intelligence who are interested in job opportunities in Germany (academic and non-academic). We offer: a practice orientated and diverse programme to suit the requirements of the participants coverage of programme related costs in Germany (accommodation, domestic travel, most [...]