A new team of research assistants has started at NorwAI

A new team of research assistants has started at NorwAI

A new team of research assistants will continue our work with Kaia-The Social Robot

NorwAI will continue the research on Social Robotics. This semester three new research assistants have joined us and will develop new features and conduct extensive benchmarks to test Kaia against the state of the art.

Group picture of the research assistants
The team consists of Håkon Høgset (left), Alexander Gerlach (center), and Marte Eggen (right). PostDoc Benjamin Kille and Professor Jon Atle Gulla will guide their work.

2022-09-02 


AI Sweden heading for an AI transformed Sweden

AI Sweden heading for an AI transformed Sweden

Portrait Martin Svensson
Martin Svensson, co-director
at AI Sweden.

120 organizations and companies, more than 50 employees desentralized to nine different regions in Sweden  are so far taking part in AI Sweden’s efforts to accelerate the use of applied AI in our neighboring country. 

NorwAI visited AI Sweden in Gothenburg to learn more about the Swedish way and look for cooperation between our countries. The Swedes welcomed the initiative. 

Meet Martin Svensson and some of his plans for transforming Sweden.

 

2022-06-30


Summer reading tips

Great tips for your summer reading

We asked for some tips on good AI summer reads. Professors Kerstin Bach and Keith Downing gave us their recommendations – eight books, a famous blogpost and a podcast which is published both on You Tube and Apple podcasts will keep you busy at spare time during summer.

2022-06-29


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Nordic Probabilistic AI School 2022

Nordic Probabilistic AI School 2022

The third edition of Nordic Probabilistic AI School, or ProbAI for short, was held in Helsinki on June 13-17. More than 180 participants, lecturers, and organizers from all over the world, and among them representatives from NorwAI, met at the University of Helsinki’s Kumpula campus for 5 days of lectures on probabilistic programming tools, probabilistic models, deep generative models, latent variable models, sampling-based inference, and some of the latest research in the field of probabilistic machine learning. 

 

Photo: ProbAI

2022-06-23 


Language experts to report on speech and text to the Storting

Language experts to report on speech and text to the Storting

Portrait Jonas Engestøl Wettre in the Technology Council
Jonas Engestøl Wettre,
project manager
in the ​​​​Norwegian Board
of Technology

The Norwegian Board of Technology (Teknologirådet) councels lawmakers and government. By starting with speech and later continuing on large language models, expert groups will disseminate the complex language technology step by step. NorwAI's director Jon Atle Gulla is part of the expert group.

2022-05-31

 


Mature bank customers have high expectations

Mature bank customers have high expectations

Astrid Undheim, Executive Director at SpareBank1 SMN

Digitalization has come far in bank and finance. Astrid Undheim of SpareBank 1 SMN and a NorwAI Executive Board member, says both customers and the regulatory environment demands AI. 

2022-05-31


FEMAIS, the mentorship initiative for female AI students was kicked-off on April 28th

FEMAIS, the mentorship initiative for female AI students was kicked-off on April 28th

FEMAIS is a pilot mentoring scheme for female AI students at NTNU, that was initiated by NorwAI and the Norwegian Open AI Lab. Experienced professionals from our partners joined as mentors for the 15 students who applied to participate. On April 28th we organized the kick-off in Trondheim.

2022-05-30


High academic production from Norway’s largest AI community

High academic production from Norway’s largest AI community

The Department of Computer Science (IDI) at NTNU hosts the largest community of AI researchers in Norway, among them the SFI NorwAI and Norwegian Open AI Lab. The coming months will see IDI associate professors, postdocs and PhD’s take to the stage at several international conferences.

2022-05-30


The race is on for the 6G network

The race is on for the 6G network

Leading nations and top tech companies now take part in the race for defining the next generation networks. 6G will be the sixth-generation standard currently under development for wireless communications technologies supporting cellular data networks. 

-    5G is now rolled out in Norway for commercial use. NorwAI research looks into the future possibilities 6G will provide, says Telenor Research fellow Kenth Engø-Monsen.  

Illustration: Shutterstock

2022-04-29


Unlocking the mysteries of innovation

Unlocking the mysteries of innovation

Bridging the gap between academia and industry is easier said than done, but it is a crucial condition for making innovation happen. NorwAI is paving the path to innovation. To do so, Associate Professor Nhien Nguyen suggests a framework for enabling knowledge creation.

Illustration knowledge creation2022-04-29

 


Trusting technology is to understand its performance

Trusting technology is to understand its performance

Portrait Frank Børre PedersenFundamentally, we start to see part of society increasingly relay on decisions and activities made by machines and models that are now fueled with live data. 

Frank Børre Pedersen, VP and Programme Director at DNV, says that the starting point for trusting the technology is understanding its performance. 

2022-04-28


Widepread industry engagement in master students work

Widepread industry engagement in master students work

Data from different Industries was represented when master students presented their thesis.  Domains included banking, media, energy industry, defence, education and maritime sectors.

Kerstin Bach in front of the introduction screen at the seminar
Professor Kerstin Bach led the seminar where the master students presented their work.
Photo: Kai T. Dragland

2022-05-24


ECIR Conference

Norway may take a world-leading AI role 

Kjetil Nørvåg and Krisztian Balog at ECIR 2022 Conference
GENERAL CHAIRS –
professors Kjetil Nørvaag, NTNU (left)
and Krisztian Balog, UiS, headed the ECIR forum
for Information Retrieval in April.  Photo: NorwAI

-One particular area where the Norwegian AI stands out is the genuine interest in fairness, transparency and explainability, which align with societal values in Norway. Therefore, I can see Norwegian AI research taking a world-leading role in these areas, says professor Krisztian Balog at the University of Stavanger and Staff Research Scientist at Google. 

Krisztian Balog heads NorwAIs work package for language technologies. He cooperates with NorwAI's research director, professor Kjetil Nørvaag. The two professors joined their skills as general chairs of the successful ECIR conference in Stavanger during the week before Easter, giving an international audience insight on new research results in the broadly conceived area of Information Retrieval. 

2022-04-28


A silent challenge

A silent challenge

The Language Council of Norway has contacted NorwAI about current research on sign languages. There is ongoing research in Europe on AI-driven sign language processing, and NorwAI is considering looking into the use of machine learning for interpreting the Norwegian sign language. The visual and silent language is an official minority language in NorwAI.   Research will face some very special challenges if a project materializes.

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2022-03-30


World success - “Elements of AI” also a hit in Norway

World success - “Elements of AI” also a hit in Norway

Portrait, Helge Langseth, NTNU
Professor Helge Langseth, core-team
member of NorwAI

Professor Helge Langseth headed the introduction of the Norwegian edition of the Finnish success course «Elements of AI». Thousands of Norwegians have used the six-part course to introduce themselves to the "mysteries" of artificial intelligence.

2022-01-26


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