Large interest in AI4X conference day on health

  There was large interest in how AI could be used for health, health care and diagnostics. With over 200 persons enrolled and nearly 60 short presentations listed, the AI4X-event on Health could show the largest number of presenters this far. Two conference days have already taken place in February, and March 13th it was time for researchers and industry representatives involved in AI for Health applications to meet up in Stockholm. Topics of the presentations spanned from machine learning for medical image processing to fully connected wheel chairs, prevention of depressions and automating dementia diagnosis with the aid of […]

WASP Industrial PhD student positions in AI

Wallenberg Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest ever individual research program, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is Excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. One part of the initiative in Artificial Intelligence has a strong focus on machine learning and more specifically deep learning but […]

WASP Winterconference 2018

  The annual Winter conference, gathering all graduate students within WASP, took place in Lund 9-10 January as an extension of the kick off for the new batch of PhD students. Program manager Lars Nielsen gave a brief presentation of the updates within WASP that have taken place since the last gathering of the PhD students. The main news was the expansion of WASP with an additional 1 billion Swedish kronor granted by Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation in November 2017, aimed for expanding the efforts within Artificial Intelligence. It has led to cluster reformation within WASP and will give […]

WASP Kick Off for New PhD students

  It all started with the DARPA challenge… The kick off to welcome the second intake of PhD students to WASP took place in Lund 8-9 of January 2018. The one-day kick off program consisted of introduction to the program and the building blocks of WASP: the universities and research clusters, the industry connections, the graduate school program, and the WASP research arenas.   Fredrik Heintz gave the newly accepted WASP PhD students a comprehensive overview of the autonomous systems area. The quick development of autonomous systems and autonomy was illustrated by the progress made in the DARPA challenge: a […]

Gunnar Bark to head WASP Research Arenas

Gunnar Bark, long-time manager for Ericsson’s research activities in Linköping, is to take over as director of WARA, the Wallenberg Research Arenas, an important part of the WASP research initiative. The role brings challenges, which he is looking forward to getting to grips with. “I have followed the development of mobile broadband for 20 years at Ericsson, and it’s been an amazing journey. Now I’m looking forward to an equally amazing time following the development of new technology at other companies and in other contexts,” he says. The arenas are intended to be testing grounds in which new technology, new […]