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.
This webinar focused on AI reinforcement learning techniques and predictive modelling, decision making in defining prevention, and exit strategies. It was led by Prof. dr. Ann Nowé from the Artificial Intelligence Lab together with Prof. dr Kurt Barbé , member of the Digital Mathematics research group and the cross-faculty Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Prof. dr Tom Lenaerts who is a member of the VUB Artificial Intelligence Lab and the Machine Learning Group of the ULB.
The AI Experience Centre is a joint project of 4 VUB research groups: the Artificial Intelligence Lab, Brubotics, SMIT and ETRO, and is located on the VUB campus Etterbeek. It is a high-tech test, demonstration and meeting environment where companies, tech entrepreneurs, researchers, policy makers and the general public can experiment with AI and collaborate to develop and produce technological solutions. It is the ambition to develop this AI Fab Lab into a full-fledged AI Experience Centre together with both industry and research partners such as IMEC, the internationally leading
institute for digital innovation.
Its purpose is to be a world-renowned digital innovation hub for artificial intelligence, opening up the unique opportunities of AI, Data and Robotics to companies, startups, non-profits and other universities and knowledge centres. VUB is uniquely positioned to make this AI Experience Centre work: with its worldwide recognised heritage in AI since 1983, its strong interdisciplinary tradition, its central location in Belgium and Europe, and its close ties with global economic players as well as the Flanders Innovation ecosystem.