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2021

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Projects in NorwAI - The human robot

Projects in NorwAI - The human robot

The two "summer research assistants" Christian Riksvold and Lars Ådne Heimdal at NorwAI have spent the summer weeks getting to know the very latest generation of robots.

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For more details on the development of the dialogue system in the project: Furhat Dialogue System


Bringing assets to the table

Bringing assets to the table

Photo. Annita Fjuk.

Digital Norway holds expertise in both technology  as well as data infrastructure tailor-made for Norwegian industry. DigitalNorway will offer training and courses on AI in collaboration with NorwAI, says Annita Fjuk, head of academic partnerships and research at the digital innovation hub.

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Wind power - powered by AI

Wind power - powered by AI

Photo. Gøril Forbord.

All electricity produced by wind farms is handled automatically by AI. Parts of the energy trade already take place in real time by an AI “algotrader”, says Gøril Forbord, EVP Technology at TrønderEnergi, about innovative use of AI in her field.

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Meet Benjamin Kille, a new NTNU postdoctoral fellow, associated to NorwAI

Meet Benjamin Kille, a new NTNU postdoctoral fellow, associated to NorwAI

Photo. Benjamin Kille

Benjamin Kille joined NTNU and the Department of Computer Science as a postdoctoral fellow just recently, from 1st May. He is a member of the AI/Big Data collaboration project between DNB and NTNU, and his work will be closely connected to the work packages on language technologies and recommender systems in NorwAI. Benjamin is at the moment working from Berlin, but we are looking forward to welcoming him in Trondheim as soon as travelling restrictions allow.

Before joining NTNU, Benjamin has been a member of the Information Retrieval and Machine Learning group at the DAI-Lab of Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin, www.tu.berlin). He worked on research projects in various domains, including natural language processing, dialog systems, recommender systems, data processing and visualization, and machine learning. Benjamin has just completed his PhD at TU Berlin. His dissertation has investigated context-awareness for news recommender systems. He co-organized a series of workshops (INRA) and data-driven competitions (NewsREEL, MediaEval), which provide a forum to discuss advances in personalized information access. Besides, he is highly interested in research concerning complex systems and explainable artificial intelligence (XAI). He was born in Villingen, is a small city in Baden-Württemberg in Germany. He did his master in Karlsruhe at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT, www.kit.edu). During his masters he spent a couple of semesters in Stockholm at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He also ended up writing his master thesis at KTH.


Need for an iPhone moment

Need for an iPhone moment

John Markus Lervik, CEO of Cognite

The consumer world is already using data on a large scale, but industry still has a way to go. Without better ways to extract, contextualize and make industrial data useful, AI innovation within Norway’s largest, biggest impact industries will have no fuel, says John Markus Lervik, CEO of Cognite.

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My return to old halls

My return to old halls

Sven Størmer Thaulow

NorwAI’s COB, Sven Størmer Thalow, reveals his special relation to NTNU where he once studied computer science in the internet hype years of the 90’ies. He returns to Trondheim with high hopes and expectations to the possibilities of NorwAI.

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Why is the international publisher Schibsted heading a 5, possible 8 years, research program? Sven Størmer Thaulow, EVP of the media giant, explains the belief in AI’s transformable powers in this talk (in Norwegian).

Derfor satser vi på å delta i det nye senteret for forskningsdrevet AI-innovasjon i Norge


Ultimately it all leads up to industrial innovations

Ultimately it all leads up to industrial innovations

Photo. Arne Jørgen Berre

The focus of NorwAI is research-based innovation based on data-driven AI, says Chief Scientist at SINTEF Arne Jørgen Berre, Innovation Director at NorwAI, whose work package aim to coordinate all innovation activities in the center.

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NorwAI will forge data to values

NorwAI will forge data to values

Girl smiling at robot

The pace of innovation will be increased for Norwegian industry as Norway invests large sums in artificial intelligence. The new research center NorwAI at NTNU in Trondheim aims at being the national power center on AI, bringing together the largest players in industry and academia.

The center will be a growth engine where the most ambitious partners gather for business-oriented research and innovation under NTNU's and SINTEF's leadership.

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Retriever trust data insight for better business

Retriever trust data insight for better business

Photo. Claes Lyth Walsø
Claes Lyth Walsø, chief information officer at Retriever

Retriever steps up its more than decade long work for digital development by joining NorwAI. Other media analysis companies worldwide had questions to ask.

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Our research strategy: Generic and multi-disciplinary

Our research strategy: Generic and multi-disciplinary

Tower

Our approach to research at NorwAI is fundamentally multi-disciplinary, consisting of both technical-oriented and socio-economic research. Research in NorwAI will focus on generic research areas within AI that can support the innovation activities in the center.

Learn more about NorwAI’s research strategy


Consumers on the move - and we must reconnect

Consumers on the move - and we must reconnect

Photo. Karl Aksel Festø

Our customers move into digital solutions and we need to be able to reconnect in a digital setting. Deep personalization in combination with trustworthy AI will be a cornerstone in our digital offerings for the future, says Karl Aksel Festø, Head of CoE Advanced Analytics at DnB.

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Meet our postdoctoral fellow Peng Liu

Meet our postdoctoral fellow Peng Liu

Photo. Peng Liu.

Peng works as a postdoctoral fellow at the Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation (NorwAI) at NTNU, and started in December 2020.  He is now working on Large-Scale Norwegian Language Models in various applications which is the first “deep dive” innovation project at NorwAI.org.

Peng is from Beijing, China and studied at Peking University before he became Research Fellow at NTNU in 2015 working on the RecTech project. He obtained his PhD in computer science from NTNU with a thesis focused on effective context-aware recommendation approaches for the social media domain.

His research topic is natural language processing and recommender systems. His primary interests lie in the areas of sentiment analysis, topic modeling, lexical semantics, and recommendation algorithms based on data streams and multimodal contexts such as text, image etc. Peng has multiple publications in his field, including a Best Paper at ACM Hypertext 2018.


-Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible (Alan Turing)

-Those who can imagine anything, can create the impossible (Alan Turing)

At NxtMedia Conference, Professor Jon Atle Gulla talks about his dreams for the years to come as NorwAI’s center director in a dialogue with Astrid Undheim, Vice President at SpareBank1 SMN and Schibsted’s EVP and Chief Data and Technology Officer Sven Størmer Thaulow. The talk is led by editor Ingeborg Volan at Dagens Næringsliv.  Video in Norwegian:

Video-en samtale om forventninger og ambisjoenr


Research activities - Visions and plans

Research activities - Visions and plans

Photo. Asun Lera StClair

NorwAI’s interdisciplinary design of two pillars, one to study impact of AI on society and a second one to explore trustworthiness of AI solutions are key, says Asun Lera St Claire, Program Director, digital assurance DNV Group Research and Development.

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New Language Models in NorwAI

New Language Models in NorwAI

Photo. Jon Atle Gulla

The NorwAI center is determined to provide new Norwegian language models that are significantly larger and better than what is available to-day and can easily be employed in advanced Norwegian NLP applications for industrial use, says center director professor Jon Atle Gulla.

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Yes, we love ribbon cutting

Yes, we love ribbon cutting

Four people involved in cutting a red ribbon

The kick-off for the Norwegian Research Center for AI Innovation, NorwAI, took place mid-November 2020.

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