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BNAIC 2017: Session report “Natural Language Processing”

By | 2018-03-01T20:12:10+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The first presentation of the Natural Language Processing session was given by Mathijs Pieters from the University of Groningen titled "Comparison of Machine Learning Techniques for Multi-label Genre Classification". This joint work with Marco Wiering won the SNN best paper award and studies classic and novel text classification techniques with the aim to recognize the [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Agent Systems”

By | 2018-03-01T20:35:42+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

The first talk, "Get Your Virtual Hands Off Me! - Developing Threatening Agents Using Haptic Feedback" was presented by Tibor Bosse, and described how virtual agents can be used to train people in social situations. For example, virtual agents in a VR setting are used to train tram conductors in Amsterdam on how to best [...]

BNAIC 2017: Session report “Machine Learning”

By | 2018-03-01T20:11:02+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

After the opening remarks by the conference organizers and an introduction to the scientific context in Groningen, this session featured the first four paper presentations of the conference in the main lecture room. It had an unfortunate start due to a mix of cable and hardware issues, but speakers and chair together solved these cooperatively [...]

BNAIC 2017: General report

By | 2018-03-01T20:35:28+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Event reports|

BNAIC is the annual Benelux Conference on Artificial Intelligence. In 2017, the 29th edition of BNAIC was organized by the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Engineering (ALICE), University of Groningen, under the auspices of the Benelux Association for Artificial Intelligence (BNVKI) and the Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS). BNAIC 2017 [...]

Changes to the BNVKI board

By | 2018-02-02T18:17:09+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Articles|

As per January 2018, BNVKI has a new board. Koen Hindriks and Marc van Zee have left the board, and are thanked for their excellent contribution over the past years. They have been replaced by Mike Ligthart (TU Delft) and Yingqian Zhang (TU Eindhoven). Mike will take the role of editor of the newsletter, and [...]

Interview: Luc Steels

By | 2017-10-19T12:54:41+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Articles|

What is your academic background and how were you drawn into the field of Artificial Intelligence? I started actually studying languages and literature, without any awareness of computation at all: first at UFSIA in Antwerp and afterwards I was one of the first generation of UIA students, also in Antwerp. When I started there was [...]

The VIPER project: Visual Person Detection Made Reliable

By | 2017-10-19T12:57:35+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Announcements, Articles|

The VIPER project was a two-year Technology Transfer project, sponsored by Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and conducted by the research group EAVISE of KU Leuven, Campus De Nayer, in collaboration with a consortium of a dozen different companies. The goal of this project was to study reliable methods of detecting people in camera footage for [...]

What’s Hot: Machine Learning for the Quantified Self

By | 2017-10-19T12:58:45+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Articles|

Abstract Nowadays, an ever increasing number of sensors surround us that collect information about our behavior and activities. Devices that embed these sensors include smartphones, smartwatches, and other types of personal devices we wear or carry with us. Machine learning techniques are an obvious choice to identifying useful patterns from this rich source of data. [...]

Event report: Benelearn 2017

By | 2017-09-15T13:18:11+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Event reports|

Under a beautiful Dutch Summer sun, the 26th annual machine learning conference of the Benelux (Benelearn 2017) was held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on June 9 and 10. As always with Benelearn, the focal point was on the machine learning, data mining, and AI community of universities and research institutes located in Benelux member states. [...]