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Making Open AI work for you - JADS Community Event

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Date 24 May 2023
Time 11:30 to 14:00
Location JADS

An open discussion about Open AI

Join us for a fascinating lunch event exploring the world of Open AI!

Led by top scientists and AI experts, this event offers an opportunity to delve into the various aspects of Open AI, from the ethical implications of Open AI to the technical and legal aspects that underpin its development.. Whether you are a tech enthusiast, industry professional or just curious about the latest advancements in AI, this is the perfect chance to engage with the experts and learn about this rapidly developing field. With networking opportunities and a chance to share your thoughts and ideas, this is an event not to be missed. Register now to secure your spot at the Open AI lunch event and discover how this technology is shaping the future. Chairman of the day will be Jos van Hillegersberg, academic director of JADS.

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11.30 Walk in
11.45 Welcome by Jos van Hillegersberg
12.00 Start Lunch tables
13.00 Closing by Jos van Hillegersberg
13.30 Networking
14.00 End

Discussion Tables

You can join for one of the 4 topics (2 tables per topic) below

  • New technologies – the tech part: exploring the technology behind for example Open AI (Chat GPT, DALL-E, BING, etc.)
    • Table hosts: Eric Postma & Emil Rijcken
  • Ethical challenges of new technologies such as Open AI
    • Table hosts: Gianluigi Bardelloni (LaRA-lab) & Noëlle Cicilia (Brush AI)
  • How to use new technologies for your business and/or as an entrepreneur?
    • Table hosts: Plato Leung & Ikram Rhioui
  • The flipside of new technologies (Open AI) such as Chat GPT, DALL-E, BING, etc.
    • Table hosts: Gemma Catolino & Emile Aarts

Table Hosts

Eric Postma

Eric Postma is professor of Artificial Intelligence at JADS and Tilburg University. His research focuses on the study of AI algorithms and on various AI application areas, including image and signal analysis and classification.

Emil Rijcken

As a PhD researcher in Natural Language Processing at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science, Emil Rijcken develops explainable text classification and topic modeling techniques using clinical notes from electronic health records. He is part of a consortium between Eindhoven University of Technology, Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht. He has been a speaker at events, including the Big Data Expo and PyData Eindhoven.

Gianluigi Bardelloni, AI Lead, KPN

Gianluigi’s work at KPN is focused on the compliant, transparent, and fair application of Machine Learning, NLP and Generative-AI to several use cases in the Telco domain, mainly in the customer services and customer intent recognition areas. He fosters collaboration with universities and other companies active in ML through active participation to research consortia, supervision of PhD and MT students and his executive role within the kpn-JADS ICAI Lab for Responsible AI. He holds a MSc 'cum laude' in Physics from University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Noëlle Cicilia

Noelle Cicilia is an engineering doctorate trainee at JADS, where she is currently doing a research project on algorithmic fairness visualizations. Two years back, during her masters at JADS, she founded Brush AI, a startup offering responsible AI consultancy. Instead of only focussing on the technical aspects of data science, Brush AI aims to take the broader societal and ethical context into account.

Plato Leung

Dr. Plato Leung joined the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS) in 2020 as an Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship. His research combines insights from psychology with data science methods to understand the well-being and mental health of entrepreneurs. His work can be found in various conferences, journals, and media outlets. With a close affinity with technology, he is leading a new project to explore the potential of Generative AI in entrepreneurship.

Ikram Rhioui

Ikram has honed her skills in creating tech-products that bring real value to users' lives. With a passion for innovation and an eye for customer needs, she is excited about the possibilities new technologies bring, but remains grounded in the belief that new advancements must solve real problems. She's currently Chief Product Officer & human at Neople, the employment agency for digital co-workers and one of the fast-growing start-ups located at JADS.

Emile Aarts

Prof.dr. Emile Aarts is an emeritus professor of Computer Science at Tilburg University. He worked with Philips Research from 1983 to 2012 in various research and management positions until he was appointed in 2009 as Chief Scientific Officer. In 2012, he left Philips to resume a full-time academic career as dean of the faculty of Mathematics and Computing Science of the Eindhoven University of Technology. From 2015 until 2019, he has been the rector magnificus of Tilburg University. He currently serves at various advisory and supervisory boards both nationally and internationally.

Gemma Catolino

Gemma Catolino is an assistant professor at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science. Her research topic works around AI for Software Engineering (SE) and Social SE exploiting and analyzing big data. She currently teaches Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing courses. In 2020, she received the European Ph.D. Degree from the University of Salerno. She is a very active researcher and part of the committee of the most prestigious conferences in SE Research Community.



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