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by   -   January 22, 2021

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In this post we continue our summaries of the NeurIPS invited talks from the 2020 meeting. Here, we cover the talks by Chris Bishop (Microsoft Research) and Saiph Savage (Carnegie Mellon University).

by   -   January 22, 2021

On 3 June 2020, the VUB AI Experience Centre published a webinar on the topic of the role of AI in the COVID-19 crisis, focused on macro dynamics predictions in the COVID-19 crisis, explained by micro intentions.

by   -   January 21, 2021

urban intersection.

By Jiachen Li

Multi-agent interacting systems are prevalent in the world, from purely physical systems to complicated social dynamic systems. The interactions between entities / components can give rise to very complex behavior patterns at the level of both individuals and the multi-agent system as a whole. Since usually only the trajectories of individual entities are observed without any knowledge of the underlying interaction patterns, and there are usually multiple possible modalities for each agent with uncertainty, it is challenging to model their dynamics and forecast their future behaviors.

by   -   January 21, 2021


One of the panel discussions at IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 focussed on the One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence (AI100). The mission of AI100 is to launch a study every five years, over the course of a century, to better track and anticipate how artificial intelligence propagates through society, and how it shapes different aspects of our lives. This IJCAI session brought together some of the people involved in the AI100 initiative to discuss their efforts and the direction of the project.

Davide Bacciu

In the second interview in this series of Meet the Team Leaders from the CLAIRE COVID-19 Initiative, we hear from Davide Bacciu (Università di Pisa).

by   -   January 19, 2021

Moses Namara

Hosted by Dylan Doyle-Burke and Jessie J Smith, Radical AI is a podcast featuring the voices of the future in the field of artificial intelligence ethics. In this episode Jess and Dylan chat to Moses Namara about the new Black in AI academic program.

The CLAIRE Covid-19 Initiative would like to share a series of interviews called “Meet the Team Leaders”, in which the team talk about the significant work they have contributed to, lessons learned from this process and the outlook for the challenges ahead. In this post you can watch the first of the interviews, with Emanuela Girardi.

by   -   January 15, 2021

AI seminars

This post contains a list of the AI-related seminars that are scheduled to take place between now and the end of February 2021. We’ve also listed recent past seminars that are available for you to watch. All events detailed here are free and open for anyone to attend virtually.

by   -   January 14, 2021

Guillem Alenya
Guillem Alenyà is Director of the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial, CSIC-UPC, in Barcelona. His research activities include assistive robotics, robot adaptation, human-robot interactions and grasping of deformables. We spoke about some of the projects he is involved in and his plans for future work.

by   -   January 13, 2021

AIhub | Tweets round-up

The 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-PRICAI 2020) is in full swing. The event started on 7 January and will run until 15 January. Here, we capture the first few days of the conference through tweets from attendees.

by   -   January 12, 2021

COVID lesions
The Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE) taskforce on AI & COVID-19 supported the creation of a research group focused on AI-assisted diagnosis of COVID-19 pneumonia. The first results demonstrate the great potential of AI-assisted diagnostic imaging. Furthermore, the impact of the taskforce work is much larger, and it embraces the cross-fertilisation of artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC): a partnership with rocketing potential for many scientific domains.

by   -   January 11, 2021


The IJCAI-2020 awards were presented during the opening ceremony of IJCAI-PRICAI today. The awards included the 2020 IJCAI-JAIR Best Paper Prize and the AIJ Classic Paper and Prominent Paper Awards. Find out the winners of all the awards here.

by   -   January 8, 2021

AIhub focus issue badge - climate action

We are launching the second topic in our focus series on the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs). In February we will start publishing posts relating the goal of “climate action”, which is SDG number 13 on the UN list.

by   -   January 7, 2021

IJCAI-PRICAI2020, the 29th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 17th Pacific Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence starts today and will run until 15 January. Find out what’s happening during the event.

by   -   January 6, 2021
Reading diabetes monitor Credit: James Charles
Reading diabetes monitor. Credit: James Charles

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been integrated into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes.

The app uses computer vision techniques to read and record the glucose levels, time and date displayed on a typical glucose test via the camera on a mobile phone.

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