ECCAI Bulletin 1, 2013

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Request for Proposals to Host the Joint IJCAI/ECAI 2018

International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) and European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) hereby invite proposals to host the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18) joined with 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-18), which will be held in July or August 2018. These proposals will be evaluated by the IJCAI and ECCAI. Draft proposals are due by July 1, 2013. A small number of finalists will be asked to prepare final proposals. The final selection of the IJCAI/ECAI 2018 site will be made at the ECAI-2014 in Prague, Czech Republic 2014.

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Axel Tidemann in Eurovision semi finals

This is not strictly related to Artificial Intelligence, but impressive enough to still warrant a mention on this site. Axel Tidemann, our colleague at the Intelligent Systems group at IDI, NTNU, served as Margaret Bergers drummer during this weekends’ national finals in Melodi Grand Prix.

This means he and Margaret will be performing at the semi final (and hopefully the final) of Eurovision 2013 in Malmö in May. You can watch their performance in the Norwegian final below.

As this is an AI blog, this post is a good opportunity to mention Axel’s PhD studying how robots can learn from humans by imitation, with a drumming robot as the main application. It is available here.