CLAIRE – Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence in Europe

By | 2018-06-25T10:08:06+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Articles|

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 [...]

BNAIC 2017 Postproceedings Published

By | 2018-05-16T09:06:46+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Articles|

The BNAIC 2017 postproceedings were published in the Springer CCIS series. It contains all 11 Type A regular papers accepted for oral presentation (37% of the 30 Type A submissions). Verheij, B., & Wiering, M. (eds.) (2018). Artificial Intelligence. 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017. Groningen, The Netherlands, November 8-9, 2017. Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and [...]

EU Communication on AI

By | 2018-05-07T09:26:55+00:00 May 7th, 2018|Articles|

On April 25th, 2018, the European Commission has published a Communication outlining a European approach to AI, based on three pillars: Boosting the EU's technological and industrial capacity and AI uptake across the economy, both by the private and public sectors. This includes investments in research and innovation and better access to data. Preparing for socio-economic [...]

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 They have been replaced by Mike Ligthart (TU Delft) and Yingqian Zhang (TU Eindhoven).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. [...]

New book: “Network-Oriented Modeling” by Jan Treur

By | 2017-10-19T13:00:25+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Articles|

During a sabbatical period in 2015 I decided to start working on a book on the Network-Oriented Modeling approach developed over the past years and which has turned out useful in modelling complex integrated individual and social human processes in the form of networks. The decision to spend a considerable amount of time on such [...]

History of Demo prizes at BNAIC

By | 2017-04-28T16:49:54+00:00 November 27th, 2012|Articles, Uncategorised|

by: Jaap van den Herik, Director of SKBS Since 1999 we have seen many different appearances of the Demo-session. The common characteristic is the emphasis on being “an industrial exhibition”. Up to 2006 the prize money was provided by SKBS only. The Foundation for Knowledge Based Systems originates from the late 1980s as a foundation within SPIN [...]