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Cytomine: Free Open source Web-based Digital Pathology (WSI) solution with Machine learning flavor


Cytomine is a web-based open source solution, aiming to empower whole-slide image processing, & analysis with machine learning algorithms. It's built to ease collaboration among researchers. Cytomine is built by a group of researchers from Montefiore Institute (University of Liège, Belgium) who are developing machine learning algorithms and big data software modules aiming to provide an open-source solution for processing very large imaging data. Unlike Orbit which we introduced in this article, Cytomine is considered lightweight, web-based, easy to install, & does not require heavy-duty hardware requirements like an orbit. It can be installed on a web server, a laptop or a desktop.

Major survey highlights Europeans' fears over AI – Government & civil service news


Less than 20% of Europeans believe that current laws "efficiently regulate" artificial intelligence, and 56% have low trust in authorities to exert effective control over the technology, according to a new survey from the European Consumer Organisation (BEUC). The findings have important implications for the governance and design of AI-powered public services, emphasising the need to address citizens' fears over transparency, accountability, equity in decision-making, and the management of personal data. The BEUC surveyed 11,500 consumers in nine European countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain and Sweden. It found that while a large majority of respondents feel that artificial intelligence (AI) can be useful, most don't trust the technology and feel that current regulations do not protect them from the harms it can cause. It also found that 66% of respondents from Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain agree that AI can be hazardous and should be banned by authorities.

Machine Learning Engineer (Belgium) -


We're looking for a high-quality, action-driven Machine Learning Engineer (MLE) to join our team. As an MLE, you research, design, develop, test/evaluate, deploy and operate the core technologies and ML models that drive our recommendation API. Starting from product, chemical, sensory and consumer data, you propose and apply the most appropriate technology/ies, framework(s) and algorithm(s) to serve personalized recommendations to our clients' consumers and to other users. You are comfortable working with structured (numeric) as well as less structured data (image, text), using supervised, self-supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods. You think and work end-to-end (DevOps-style), and understand the power of good enough on the road to perfection.

European Commission AI white paper: feedback gathered by the Knowledge Centre Data & Society


On 4 June 2020, the Flemish Knowledge Centre Data & Society (KCDS) organised a consultation to gather feedback on the European Commission's white paper on artificial intelligence. In this article, you can read the key elements of the feedback. The KCDS was founded in 2019 and focuses on the interplay between data, AI and society. It enables socially responsible, ethical, and legally appropriate implementations of AI in Flanders (Belgium). It aims to enable Flemish companies, policymakers, regulators, and citizens to achieve the greatest social and/or economic benefits of AI.

An AI can make selfies look like they're not selfies

New Scientist

There's a solution for tourists who are reluctant to hand over their expensive camera phone to a random passer-by to snap a photo. A new computer model promises to make a selfie look like it isn't one. The technique borrows from the growing field of artificial intelligence that can modify, or'repose' photos in a realistic way, says Liqian Ma of KU Leuven, Belgium. Reposing uses two or more source images – one in the original position and another in the reposed position – to train its algorithms.

Imec and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Announce Breakthrough in AI Chip


LEUVEN, Belgium, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 9, 2020 – Imec, a research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF), a specialty foundry, announced a hardware demonstration of a new artificial intelligence chip. Based on imec's Analog in Memory Computing (AiMC) architecture utilizing GF's 22FDX solution, the new chip is optimized to perform deep neural network calculations on in-memory computing hardware in the analog domain. Achieving record-high energy efficiency up to 2,900 TOPS/W, the accelerator is a key enabler for inference-on-the-edge for low-power devices. The privacy, security and latency benefits of this new technology will have an impact on AI applications in a wide range of edge devices, from smart speakers to self-driving vehicles. Since the early days of the digital computer age, the processor has been separated from the memory.

Autonomous robots check patients in at Belgium hospitals


Antwerp University Hospital (UZA) in Belgium is using an AI-powered robot to greet patients, check temperatures, and ensure masks are worn correctly. By removing initial human-to-human contact, the multilingual robot makes life a little easier and safer for hospital staff. The robot works pretty intuitively. As patients enter the hospital, they collect a barcode and feed it into the robot. This then uses temperature measurement cameras and ultrasonic sensors to check that the patient is safe.

How To Make Robots Behave More Like People -- And Why It Matters


The car is fitted with leather seats and aluminium details. The Model S is one of the world's top selling plug-in electric cars and this 75D is fitted with All Wheel Drive and autopilot. Last year, a friend of mine invited me to take his Tesla TSLA for a spin to try its self-driving features, called Autopilot. My friend knew I research the ways that humans come to trust -- and distrust -- automation. Of course, I said yes!

A.I. Robot Cast in Lead Role of $70M Sci-Fi Film


As the industry grapples with how to reopen for production safely, one movie is proceeding with a lead actress who is immune to COVID-19 -- because she's a robot named Erica. Bondit Capital Media, which financed titles such as To the Bone and the Oscar nominated Loving Vincent, Belgium-based Happy Moon Productions and New York's Ten Ten Global Media have committed to back b, a $70 million science fiction film which producers say will be the first to rely on an artificially intelligent actor. Based on a story by visual effects supervisor Eric Pham, Tarek Zohdy, and Sam Khoze, who also produces through Life Entertainment, b follows a scientist who discovers dangers associated with a program he created to perfect human DNA and helps the artificially intelligent woman he designed (Erica) escape. Japanese scientists Hiroshi Ishiguro and Kohei Ogawa, who created Erica in real life as part of their study of robotics, also taught her to act, applying the principles of method acting to artificial intelligence, according to Khoze. "In other methods of acting, actors involve their own life experiences in the role," Khoze says.

Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare – COCIR adds 4 new AI use cases


COCIR is the European Trade Association representing the medical imaging, radiotherapy, health ICT and electromedical industries. Founded in 1959, COCIR is a non-profit association headquartered in Brussels (Belgium) with a China Desk based in Beijing since 2007.COCIR is unique as it brings together the healthcare, IT and telecommunications industries.