AI-driven advertising is often presented as one of the main successes of deep learning, after heavy investments in machine learning algorithms that discover and exploit patterns in consumer behaviour. In a new project financed the Marcus and Marianne Wallenberg Foundation, researchers from Umeå University, Malmö University, Stockholm School of Economics, and the University of Gothenburg collaborate to understand the implications for citizens and society linked to different types of targeting methods used in online advertising.Continue reading “Kick-off for MMW project on contextual communication”
Suna Bensch gave a presentation about social robots at Kafe Station in Umeå. Vetenskapsluncher is a series of popular science presentations organized by Umeå University (https://www.umu.se/nyheter/europa-i-fokus-pa-varens-livesanda-vetenskapsluncher-_7483184/). In her presentation she focused on language and dialogue processing techniques and difficulties for social robots.
Professor Thomas Hellström’s research deals with teaching robots to act and to communicate. One of his projects deals with developing methods for intention recognition from verbal utterances. Here’s a video about Thomas Hellström and his research.
LPCN member Suna Bensch blogged two weeks on the Umeå University website about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Her first blog post was about two almost opposing methodological approaches in AI, embedded into childhood memories about the autonomous car with language capabilities KITT.
EUREKA and local coordinator Vinnova have granted the project E! SAVANT funding. The project serves to develop a platform for video-based marketing, designed for affiliate marketers and other small-scale publishers. The novelty is automatic enrichment of video with shoppable content, and an AI that continuously tunes campaigns to optimise conversion. Continue reading “E! SAVANT”