22 open positions at FCAI

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for an interesting postdoc, research fellow or PhD position?

The Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI offers a possibility for 22 new researchers to join a unique research community with an attractive joint mission. Especially interesting for NLP researchers: Topic 11: Interactive AI using multimodal communication

FCAI welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds, and qualified female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. The deadline for applications is October 5, 2020 (midnight UTC+02:00). Read more and apply here: https://fcai.fi/we-are-hiring

Postpone NLULG 2020

Due to the spread of the corona virus we decided to postpone NLULG2020, the workshop on natural language understanding and language grounding! A new date is not yet set but keep an eye on this page or our mailing list for further updates. Our apologies for the inconveniences caused!

The first brAIn seminar

Brighten the dark days with science!
At Tiedekulma we will share perspectives and discuss the science of mind, brain, and AI from around Helsinki. Mark your calendars for:
13:00 – 15:30, 15.01.2020
Tiedekulma, Yliopistonkatu, Helsinki
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming influential throughout technological society, from transport to healthcare, civil engineering to personal electronics. But, what kind of intelligence does our AI possess? 
AI pioneer Judea Pearl has said that the state of the art is just very sophisticated fitting of curves to data. This is a long way from intelligent machines we would wish to have: Artificial cognitive systems that support human cognition, and extend thinking beyond human limitations — in short, human-compatible AI. In order to chart a course towards AI with true intelligence, an AI that is relatable and can be asked to understand us, its users, we must study brain and AI together. The talks in this seminar show how this can involve study of the brain using AI methods; study of AI as a cognitive science; and study of the interaction of brain and AI.
Local groups working on these topics in an interdisciplinary way will present their recent and ongoing projects, aiming to explore the areas of overlap and possible future collaboration.
  • Lauri Parkkonen – Decoding attention states from MEG with convolutional neural networks
  • Marijn van Vliet – Boosting machine learning for EEG by incorporating prior information
  • Otto Lappi – Predictive Processing and Naturalistic Task Performance
  • Tuukka Ruotsalo – Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Jussi Jokinen – Emotional appraisal and reinforcement learning
  • Antti Oulasvirtta – Computational rationality: Adaptation of behavior as utility-maximization under uncertainty. A new look at an old problem in cognitive science
Coffee and catering will be provided.
The event is free to enter and free of charge, but registration is requested in order to plan for catering.

SIG-LSC at the AI Day 2019

The SIG in language, speech and cognition will be present at the AI Day 2019. Our interest group will be introduced by Jörg Tiedemann and you can use the chance to get in touch with us. During the event you will also see further researchers from the SIG presenting their work. Discuss with us and how you could benefit from our network!