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Optimization: an important tool in research and in industry
Optimization: an important tool in research and in industry

26/Jan/2021
26/Jan/2021
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12:00
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Speaker:

Christian Blum
Christian Blum

Institution:

IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC

Language :

EN
EN

Type :

Webinar
Webinar

Description:

In this talk I will first give a short overview on optimization and on the related topics that have been subject of our work during the last years. In the second part of the talk I will report on an industrial project that we conducted in 2020 in cooperation with IKERLAN S. Coop. in the context of the optimization of safety-critical systems.

In this talk I will first give a short overview on optimization and on the related topics that have been subject of our work during the last years. In the second part of the talk I will report on an industrial project that we conducted in 2020 in cooperation with IKERLAN S. Coop. in the context of the optimization of safety-critical systems.

If you are interested in participating in this webinar, please send an e-mail stating your interest to jsabater@iiia.csic.es.

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26/Jan/2021
26/Jan/2021
 at 
12:00
12:00

Optimization: an important tool in research and in industry
Optimization: an important tool in research and in industry

Christian Blum
Christian Blum
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IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC
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EN
EN

In this talk I will first give a short overview on optimization and on the related topics that have been subject of our work during the last years. In the second part of the talk I will report on an industrial project that we conducted in 2020 in cooperation with IKERLAN S. Coop. in the context of the optimization of safety-critical systems.

In this talk I will first give a short overview on optimization and on the related topics that have been subject of our work during the last years. In the second part of the talk I will report on an industrial project that we conducted in 2020 in cooperation with IKERLAN S. Coop. in the context of the optimization of safety-critical systems.

 
02/Feb/2021
02/Feb/2021
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12:00
12:00

Games with Negotiations
Games with Negotiations

Dave de Jonge
Dave de Jonge
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IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC
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EN
EN

Classical solution concepts in game theory, such as the Nash equilibrium and the subgame-perfect equilibrium, are based on the assumption that players make their choices on a purely individual basis and that they are not able to coordinate their actions through binding agreements. This sometimes yields counter-intuitive results, such as in the Prisoner's Dilemma. In most real-world situations that are similar to the Prisoner's dilemma, people can negotiate and jointly agree to choose their actions in a way that prevents them from hurting each other. If necessary, with the help of legally binding contracts.

In this talk I will therefore introduce a new game-theoretical solution concept that does take into account the possibility for the players to make binding agreements about their actions. I will use a classical text-book game known as the Centipede Game as an example, and show how this new solution concept prescribes a more satisfactory outcome than the classical subgame-perfect equilibrium. Furthermore, I will present experimental results obtained with a negotiation algorithm based on Monte Carlo Tree Search.  

Classical solution concepts in game theory, such as the Nash equilibrium and the subgame-perfect equilibrium, are based on the assumption that players make their choices on a purely individual basis and that they are not able to coordinate their actions through binding agreements. This sometimes yields counter-intuitive results, such as in the Prisoner's Dilemma. In most real-world situations that are similar to the Prisoner's dilemma, people can negotiate and jointly agree to choose their actions in a way that prevents them from hurting each other. If necessary, with the help of legally binding contracts.

In this talk I will therefore introduce a new game-theoretical solution concept that does take into account the possibility for the players to make binding agreements about their actions. I will use a classical text-book game known as the Centipede Game as an example, and show how this new solution concept prescribes a more satisfactory outcome than the classical subgame-perfect equilibrium. Furthermore, I will present experimental results obtained with a negotiation algorithm based on Monte Carlo Tree Search.  

 
19/Jan/2021
19/Jan/2021

Current trends in CV: A few practical examples
Current trends in CV: A few practical examples

Fernando Vilariño
Fernando Vilariño
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CVC
CVC
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EN
EN

Computer Vision has become one of the most relevant fields of work in AI. During recent years, and with the explosion of Deep Learning and the possibility to have access to massive data sets, Computer Vision itself has also become one of the main driving forces of the AI market, with multiple applications in different areas of social impact such as autonomous mobility, health and well-being, intelligent media analysis, industry 4.0, etc. Tools such as Convolutional Neural Networks have become prominent and omnipresent in approaches tackling both general and specific problems, and the pace at which these new solutions are appearing, day after day, is changing the Computer Vision research scenario dramatically. In this seminar, Prof. Fernando Vilariño (Associate Director and Group Responsible for Research Projects at Computer Vision Centre (CVC) (http://www.cvc.uab.es/)) will provide an introduction to the main areas of impact tackled by the Computer Vision Center, by introducing a number of paradigmatic examples of Computer Vision-based projects, putting emphasis on the specific techniques used. The presentation will have a very practical approach and will allow those interested in deepening in the Computer Vision field to have a set of pointers to dig in, both from a purely scientific or a more implementation-oriented perspective.

Computer Vision has become one of the most relevant fields of work in AI. During recent years, and with the explosion of Deep Learning and the possibility to have access to massive data sets, Computer Vision itself has also become one of the main driving forces of the AI market, with multiple applications in different areas of social impact such as autonomous mobility, health and well-being, intelligent media analysis, industry 4.0, etc. Tools such as Convolutional Neural Networks have become prominent and omnipresent in approaches tackling both general and specific problems, and the pace at which these new solutions are appearing, day after day, is changing the Computer Vision research scenario dramatically. In this seminar, Prof. Fernando Vilariño (Associate Director and Group Responsible for Research Projects at Computer Vision Centre (CVC) (http://www.cvc.uab.es/)) will provide an introduction to the main areas of impact tackled by the Computer Vision Center, by introducing a number of paradigmatic examples of Computer Vision-based projects, putting emphasis on the specific techniques used. The presentation will have a very practical approach and will allow those interested in deepening in the Computer Vision field to have a set of pointers to dig in, both from a purely scientific or a more implementation-oriented perspective.

 
15/Dec/2020
15/Dec/2020

The new CAP-IA of the IIIA
The new CAP-IA of the IIIA

Evili del Rio
Evili del Rio
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IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC
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EN
EN

Presentation of the High-Performance Cluster for Artificial Intelligence of the IIIA: Technical characteristics, rules of use and operation, available software and mini user guide.

[This is an internal webinar for people working at the IIIA-CSIC]

Presentation of the High-Performance Cluster for Artificial Intelligence of the IIIA: Technical characteristics, rules of use and operation, available software and mini user guide.

[This is an internal webinar for people working at the IIIA-CSIC]

 
01/Dec/2020
01/Dec/2020

CorporIS: Theory and Computation of Embodied Conceptualisation for Information Systems
CorporIS: Theory and Computation of Embodied Conceptualisation for Information Systems

Marco Schorlemmer
Marco Schorlemmer
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IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC
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EN
EN

We will provide a brief overview of the CorporIS project, funded by Spain’s Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. The project aims at contributing to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for a mathematical and computational model of embodied conceptualisation, driven by its potential deployment and application in cognitive musicology and musical creativity.

We will provide a brief overview of the CorporIS project, funded by Spain’s Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. The project aims at contributing to the conceptual and theoretical foundations for a mathematical and computational model of embodied conceptualisation, driven by its potential deployment and application in cognitive musicology and musical creativity.

 
24/Nov/2020
24/Nov/2020

What can AI tell us about Creativity, Music Improvisation and Learning?
What can AI tell us about Creativity, Music Improvisation and Learning?

Mark d'Inverno
Mark d'Inverno
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Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London
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EN
EN

Prof. Mark d'Inverno: "Using a piano (I hope), AI software and a few videos I will aim to try and answer this question from the perspectives of researcher, musician and lecturer."

Bio:

Mark d'Inverno has spent the last 20 years undertaking cutting-edge research at the frontiers of AI, creativity and learning –luckily for him that much has been with colleagues at IIIA - asking how they relate to each other and how the different academic disciplines can provide us with insights into the role we want AI to play in learning, in creative practice and in society in general. Mark's PhD from UCL investigated the concepts of agency and autonomy in artificial systems, and since then he has published around peer-reviewed 200 articles and several books (including the edited book "Computers and Creativity"). Mark was formerly Pro-Warden (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) at Goldsmiths, University of London - known for an array of alumni who have contributed to the creative and cultural industries nationally and internationally - where he has led on developing the College's international profile and engagement and before that led the research and enterprise brief. He is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist (Guardian, Observer, BBC) and for nearly 40 years has led a variety of successful bands in a range of different musical genres.

Prof. Mark d'Inverno: "Using a piano (I hope), AI software and a few videos I will aim to try and answer this question from the perspectives of researcher, musician and lecturer."

Bio:

Mark d'Inverno has spent the last 20 years undertaking cutting-edge research at the frontiers of AI, creativity and learning –luckily for him that much has been with colleagues at IIIA - asking how they relate to each other and how the different academic disciplines can provide us with insights into the role we want AI to play in learning, in creative practice and in society in general. Mark's PhD from UCL investigated the concepts of agency and autonomy in artificial systems, and since then he has published around peer-reviewed 200 articles and several books (including the edited book "Computers and Creativity"). Mark was formerly Pro-Warden (Pro-Vice-Chancellor) at Goldsmiths, University of London - known for an array of alumni who have contributed to the creative and cultural industries nationally and internationally - where he has led on developing the College's international profile and engagement and before that led the research and enterprise brief. He is a critically acclaimed jazz pianist (Guardian, Observer, BBC) and for nearly 40 years has led a variety of successful bands in a range of different musical genres.

 
17/Nov/2020
17/Nov/2020

The UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub
The UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub

Gopal Ramchurn
Gopal Ramchurn
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University of Southampton
University of Southampton
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EN
EN

Professor Gopal Ramchurn from the University of Southampton will give us a brief overview of some of the latest research he has carried out in the area of human-agent collectives and will articulate some of the key challenges that arise when building AI needs to be trustworthy by design and trusted in practice. Then he will detail the programme of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (www.tas.ac.uk), which is a newly funded £12m programme to coordinate a portfolio of £21m of research projects across multiple universities in the UK.

 

Professor Gopal Ramchurn from the University of Southampton will give us a brief overview of some of the latest research he has carried out in the area of human-agent collectives and will articulate some of the key challenges that arise when building AI needs to be trustworthy by design and trusted in practice. Then he will detail the programme of the UKRI Trustworthy Autonomous Systems Hub (www.tas.ac.uk), which is a newly funded £12m programme to coordinate a portfolio of £21m of research projects across multiple universities in the UK.

 

 
03/Nov/2020
03/Nov/2020

Approximately Equivalent Induced Subgraph Games
Approximately Equivalent Induced Subgraph Games

Filippo Bistaffa
Filippo Bistaffa
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IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC
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EN
EN

Speaker: Filippo Bistaffa - researcher at the IIIA-CSIC. 

Filippo will present an approach that allows one to approximate every characteristic function games (CFG) as an induced subgraph game (ISG), a succinct game representation that is based on a weighted graph among the agents. The proposal outperforms existing CSG approaches for ISGs by using off-the-shelf optimisation solvers.

Speaker: Filippo Bistaffa - researcher at the IIIA-CSIC. 

Filippo will present an approach that allows one to approximate every characteristic function games (CFG) as an induced subgraph game (ISG), a succinct game representation that is based on a weighted graph among the agents. The proposal outperforms existing CSG approaches for ISGs by using off-the-shelf optimisation solvers.

 
27/Oct/2020
27/Oct/2020

A Deep Vision of Lifelong Learning Multilingual Machine Translation
A Deep Vision of Lifelong Learning Multilingual Machine Translation

Marta R. Costa-Jussà
Marta R. Costa-Jussà
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IDEAI-UPC
IDEAI-UPC
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EN
EN

Marta R. Costa-jussà, a Ramon y Cajal Researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona), will be giving some deep insights into (spoken) multilingual language translation pursuing similar quality for all languages. Also, we are going to discuss how we can efficiently add new languages in a highly multilingual system. Finally, we are going to give details on the fairness challenge, why neutral words as “doctor” tend to infer the “male” gender when translated into a language that requires gender flexion for this word?

Marta R. Costa-jussà, a Ramon y Cajal Researcher at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC, Barcelona), will be giving some deep insights into (spoken) multilingual language translation pursuing similar quality for all languages. Also, we are going to discuss how we can efficiently add new languages in a highly multilingual system. Finally, we are going to give details on the fairness challenge, why neutral words as “doctor” tend to infer the “male” gender when translated into a language that requires gender flexion for this word?

 
20/Oct/2020
20/Oct/2020

AI4EU: A European AI On Demand Platform and Ecosystem
AI4EU: A European AI On Demand Platform and Ecosystem

Juan Antonio Rodríguez
Juan Antonio Rodríguez
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IIIA-CSIC
IIIA-CSIC
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EN
EN

Professor Juan Antonio Rodríguez will present to us the AI4EU project. AI4EU is the European Union’s landmark Artificial Intelligence project, which seeks to develop a European AI ecosystem, bringing together the knowledge, algorithms, tools and resources available and making it a compelling solution for users. Involving 80 partners, covering 21 countries, the €20m project kicked off in January 2019 and will run for three years. 

Professor Juan Antonio Rodríguez will present to us the AI4EU project. AI4EU is the European Union’s landmark Artificial Intelligence project, which seeks to develop a European AI ecosystem, bringing together the knowledge, algorithms, tools and resources available and making it a compelling solution for users. Involving 80 partners, covering 21 countries, the €20m project kicked off in January 2019 and will run for three years. 

 
14/Oct/2020
14/Oct/2020

Tres años de experiencia en IDEAI-UPC: nuevos proyectos, nuevas sinergias
Tres años de experiencia en IDEAI-UPC: nuevos proyectos, nuevas sinergias

Cecilio Angulo
Cecilio Angulo
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IDEAI-UPC
IDEAI-UPC
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SP
SP

Professor Cecilio Angulo will present us the IDEAI-UPC (https://ideai.upc.edu/en) research lab. Cecilio is the current director of the IDEAI-UPC. He will present some of the projects that are being carried out at the IDEAI and that perhaps may open up new collaboration lines between the two institutes.

Professor Cecilio Angulo will present us the IDEAI-UPC (https://ideai.upc.edu/en) research lab. Cecilio is the current director of the IDEAI-UPC. He will present some of the projects that are being carried out at the IDEAI and that perhaps may open up new collaboration lines between the two institutes.