Event at Tiedekulma: ChatGPT in research

Do you wonder how to use ChatGPT in research? What are the ethical considerations related to this? FCAI’s Ethics Advisory Board arranges an event about this very pertinent topic. Please join us in the discussion!

17.00 Patrik Floreen (FCAI): Opening
17.05 Hannu Toivonen (University of Helsinki): Could ChatGPT help scientists write better articles?
17.20 Perttu Hämäläinen (Aalto University): Analyzing and generating research data with language models
17.35 Arash Hajikhani (VTT): Generative AI – Productivity gain by using latest Large Language Models such as ChatGPT
17.50 Panel (Moderator: Karoliina Snell, University of Helsinki)


Donate spoken data in Finnish and Swedish

The Language Bank of Finland and the Swedish Literary Society in Finland are collecting Finland-Swedish speech data (https://doneraprat.fi)  (see YLE article with video: Vill du att röststyrning ska fungera på finlandssvenska? Kom med och donera prat [Do ​​you want voice control to work in Finland-Swedish? Come and donate speech]). Note that the campaign for collecting spoken Finnish also continues (https://lahjoitapuhetta.fi/).

If you wish to know how the database may affect everyday life and how it can be used in research, listen to the YLE podcast “Second Last Word” (YLE pod: Så här lär sig din dammsugare finlandssvensk dialekt [How your vacuum cleaner learns Finnish-Swedish dialect] and YLE article: Pratande kylskåp och smarta glasögon hjälper dig handla mat – det här är den röststyrda framtiden [Talking refrigerators and smart glasses help you buy food – this is the voice-controlled future]).

artificially correct – a hackathon on bias in data and AI systems

The Goethe Institute organises a hackathon in October (1-3) on bias in data and AI systems where everyone is welcome to participate. More information about the event is available here: https://www.goethe.de/prj/one/en/aco/ver/hac.html
You can win a price of 2500 euros and get experience from working together in international teams during the hackathon days. There are 6 challenges organised by various partners (the FCAI SIG on language, speech and cognition as one of them) with a focus on multilingual data and translation. Please, have a look and spread the news and sign up if you are interested!

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!