Together with our partners, we are arranging Trustworthy Machine Learning Systems Afternoon, 26 April, 2023, 13-16:00, at Think Corner in Helsinki (with zoom for remote access).
The event is based on the results of our European and domestic research projects IVVES (https://ivves.eu/), IML4E (https://iml4e.org/), AIGA (https://ai-governance.eu/) and AHMED (https://www.regops.fi/).
More details and registration: https://fcai.fi/calendar/2023/4/26/trustworthy-machine-learning-systems
Last Friday, we hosted the 1st HIIT Quantum Software Day. The event gathered around 120 participants showing that there is a clear need and interest in quantum software and algorithms. You can find more information about quantum software research at the University of Helsinki at our QuantumWare website.
We are arranging the 1st HIIT Quantum Software Day in Helsinki on 3.2.2023 to get together people interested in quantum software, algorithms, and applications. The program is aimed to cover both basics from a CS perspective, examples of ongoing research, and discussion/networking of future opportunities.
Further information and registration here: https://www.hiit.fi/event/hiit-quantum-software-day/
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The University of Helsinki has a science podcast series Utelias Mieli. In the latest episode, they discuss quantum computing and, especially, quantum software with me.
Yesterday we had the poster session for our European IVVES project at the university. Very good discussion about AI and testing – and of ML engineering in general. The work still continues in https://ivves.eu/ and https://iml4e.org/ projects.
IVVES https://ivves.eu/ is one of the major machine learning engineering projects we are running. Come and see the key results of the project. No registration, just walk into the University of Helsinki main building (Unioninkatu 34), grab a cup of coffee, walk around, and chat with the experts presenting the posters.
Further details here: IVVES_Poster_Session_Invitation
Quantum computing is a hot topic. The big question is how do we map real-life problems to quantum computers. A new kind of thinking is needed for the creation of quantum software. A successful approach by one of our doctoral researchers Valter Uotila
We would be welcome new industrial use cases or challenges.
Last week we had project meetings on two of our European machine learning engineering projects IML4E and VesselAI. It was amazingly useful to meet the partners face to face after all the video conferences we have had during covid times. Lots of new ideas, clarity of collaboration, and fun being together. Now there is even more potential for useful work on bringing AI into real use.
Yesterday we launched a MOOC on AI in Society. It is a result of interdisciplinary work involving computer scientists, social scientists, philosophers, law researchers, and cognitive scientists from three universities: the University of Helsinki, Edinburgh, and Paris 1.
The MOOC aims to be an introduction to AI and its impact with a strong emphasis on the intersection between AI and other fields, such as ethics, healthcare, politics, and law. There is a need to understand how AI is changing the landscape of different sectors and the effects it has across societies. With this knowledge, it is possible to understand the potential that AI has.
The MOOC has a modular structure and additional modules e.g. on AI and democracy, robotics, and health are planned to be released later this year.
Students can study at their own pace and schedule, as well as select the optional modules based on their interests. The MOOC is available at https://ai-in-society.mooc.fi/
Last week Business Finland decided to fund our three-year IVVES project (Industrial-grade Verification and Validation of Evolving Systems) https://ivves.weebly.com/. We can now significantly extend our research efforts on testing, continuous development, and maintenance of machine learning systems together with our partners in Finland, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Canada. We are also planning to set up an interest group for Finnish companies interested in the project. The University of Helsinki’s work in the project is jointly headed by Prof Tommi Mikkonen and Prof. Jukka K. Nurminen.