Open AI Seminars


Open AI Seminars


We're currently organising the Open AI Seminars as webinars. The webinars cover various topics within Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics and Autonomous Systems. 

  • Time: Fridays 13:00-14:00
  • Place: On Zoom
  • Program: See below for program & registration

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Previous Seminars

Previous webinars


Marija Slavkovik: Machine Ethics

Marija Slavkovik: Machine ethics 

On April 30, 2021, Marija Slavkovik gave a talk on Machine Ethics. This webinar was co-organised with NORA- the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium. 

Optimization for Intelligent Mobility Systems: From Electric Racing to Sustainable Urban Mobility

Optimization for Intelligent Mobility Systems: From Electric Racing to Sustainable Urban Mobility

Mauro Salazar, Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology, gives a talk on optimisation for intelligent mobility systems. This webinar was recorded March 26, 2021.

Krisztian Balog: Conversational Information Access

Krisztian Balog: Conversational Information Access

Krisztian Balog, Professor at the University of Stavanger/ Professor II at NTNU, gave a talk about conversational information access. This webinar was recorded March 19, 2021. 

Arnoldo Frigessi

Arnoldo Frigessi: The Norwegian regional stochastic model of the Covid-19 epidemics

Arnoldo Frigessi, Professor at the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Oslo, joined us on March 4th to talk about the statistical modelling of the Norwegian Covid19 epidemics.

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Kalin Stefanov: Towards Robust Vision-Based Voice Activity Detection

In this webinar Kalin Stefanov from Monash University gave a talk about robust vision-based voice activity detection. This webinar was recorded on December 11, 2020.

Gianluigi Pillonetto

Gianluigi Pillonetto: Kernel-based approaches to linear system identification

In this webinar, Gianluigi Pillonetto, Associate Professor at the University of Padova, gives a talk about kernel-based approaches to linear system identification. The talk was recorded December 4, 2020.

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Erik Velldal: Natural Language Processing in Norwegian

In this Open AI Webinar, Erik Velldal, Associate Professor at the University of Oslo, gave us an update on the current status of Natural Language Processing for Norwegian language. The webinar was recorded on November 27.

Mathias Hauglid

Mathias Hauglid: From research to automated decision tools

In this webinar, Mathias Hauglid from the University of Tromsø, addresses a selection of legal challenges that developers and users of algorithmic decision systems could face at the crossroads of research and deployment. The webinar was recorded November 20, 2020.


Privacy and Artificial Intelligence: A regulatory sandbox

The Norwegian Data Protection Authority (Datatilsynet) is establishing a test environment for AI that applies personal data: a regulatory sandbox for AI. In this webinar, we got to know the new initiative from project manager Kari Laumann. Eirik Gulbrandsen from Datatilsynet also participates in the discussion, together with Kerstin Bach and Trym Holter from NAIL/NTNU. 

The webinar was recorded on November 13, 2020.


Sule Yayilgan: AI & ML in healtcare

This session of the Open AI Webinar covered applications of AI and ML techniques in video capsule endoscopy, skin lesion segmentation and classification, as well as developing AI to provide decision support to doctors working to identifying Inner Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

The speaker is Sule Yayilgan, associate professor at NTNU, Dept of Information Security and Communication Technology. This webinar was recorded November 6, 2020. 

Domenico Ciuonzo

Domenico Ciuonzo

In this webinar, Domenico Ciuonzo, Assistant professor at the University of Napoli, gave the talk: Toward effective Network Traffic Classification via Deep Learning. The webinar was recorded on October 30, 2020.

AI & Digital Ethics

AI & Digital Ethics 

This webinar on AI & Digital Ethics was recorded October 23, 2020. The speakers are Leonora Bergsjø, May Thorseth, Pinar Øzturk and Heri Ramampiaro. Trym Holter is leading the discussion.


Ricardo da Silva Torres

In this talk, Ricardo da Silva Torres presented an overview of his work related to the topic "Machine learning for complex data analysis in eScience applications". Ricardo is professor in Visual Computing at NTNU in Ålesund. This talk was recorded October 9, 2020. 

October 2

Use of AI in fighting crime in Social Media & AI and Robotics: Avoiding Unintended Consequences

This webinar consists of two talks. The first part is with speaker Ogerta Elazaj (Lecturer in the Department of Applied Statistics and Informatics at the University of Tirana).

The second part is with is Mohamed Abomhara (Postdoctoral researcher on privacy and data protection at Department of Information Security and Communication Technology, NTNU)


Ajeet Ram Pathak 

In this webinar Dr. Ajeet Ram Pathak, who is currently an ERCIM Postdoctoral fellow at the HPC Lab, gave a talk on “Handwritten digit classification on GPUs using CNN with cuDNN”. The webinar was hosted by the HPC Lab at NTNU and the Norwegian Open AI Lab. This talk was recorded September 25, 2020. 

Anders Løland

Anders Løland 

Anders Løland from Norwegian Computing Center presented BigInsight - Norways first (?) AI Center. He talked about two cases: Credit Scoring using Deep Learning & Explaining predictions from black-box models using Shapley values. You can watch the presentation here. This webinar was recorded September 18, 2020.