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By |2018-05-01T18:29:18+00:00April 17th, 2018|Blog|

Would you like to announce your own events on the BNVKI website and newsletter? Send an email to events@bnvki.org! Also reports of past events are welcome. If you have other news or contributions for the BNVKI newsletter, these can be sent to editor@bnvki.org.

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Machine Learning 2”

By |2018-03-01T20:28:11+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The first presentation in this session was given by David Roschewitz from Maastricht University, who presented a joint work with Kurt Driessens and Pieter Collins titled "Simultaneous Ensemble Generation and Hyper parameter Optimization for Regression". The authors presented a method to simultaneously generate ensembles and tune the hyper parameters of the models for regression problems. [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Knowledge Representation & Reasoning”

By |2018-03-01T20:23:36+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

This session included four fascinating presentations, focussing on different aspects of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning. The first paper, titled 'Constructing Knowledge Graphs of Depression', was presented by Frank van Harmelen, and was co-authored by Zhisheng Huang, Jie Yang, and Qing Hu. Frank presented a collaborative project between the VU and Beijing Anding hospital that focused [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Games”

By |2018-03-01T20:19:42+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The session on Games consisted of four presentations discussing applications of mathematical game theory in multi agent systems. The first two presentations presented the work of Gleb Polevoy and Mathijs de Weerdt on agents that need to divide their available time over multiple projects, respectively multiple group interactions. An example of the former is the [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Uncertainty in AI”

By |2018-03-01T20:18:12+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

In the Uncertainty in AI session three papers were presented. Two papers were wholly or partly motivated by legal applications. Remi Wieten from Utrecht university addressed the problem that Bayesian networks, while increasingly popular in forensic science, are poorly understood by legal experts. This problem makes it hard to build reliable Bayesian networks for crime [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Agent Systems 2”

By |2018-03-01T20:36:09+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The Agent Systems session was opened by Bram Wiggers from the University of Groningen. In his paper "The origin of mimicry: Deception or merely coincidence?", he presents an agent model for the evolution of mimicry. Mimicry refers to a situation in which two species of prey animals share a phenotype, while only one of them [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Reinforcement Learning”

By |2018-03-01T20:15:45+00:00March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

In the first presentation, Nico Roos proposed a model for describing a network of distributed services for task executions, and proved that for this model, even in a self-interested setting reinforcement learning can be applied to learn how to cooperate well. Specifically, when agents can decide which agent should perform the next subtask and can [...]