Luc de Raedt

“Artificial intelligence has to be able to both reason and learn new things. What I particularly like is that Örebro University is strong in both these areas.”, says Luc De Raedt, new Wallenberg Guest Professor in AI at Örebro University.

“Consider self-driving cars. They have to learn to recogonise pedestrians and where they usually are. But these cars must also be able to reason about who has the right of way and how to handle different traffic situations,” explains Luc De Raedt, professor at KU Leuven in Belgium.

After his first visit to Örebro in 2014 as a lecturer, he has worked together with researchers from Örebro in an EU project. And since 1 January, Luc De Raedt is associated with Örebro University as visiting professor.

WASP-AI conference

Already during his first days in Örebro, he participated in a conference with the research programme WASP-AI (Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program), to which Örebro University is a contributor.

“An impressive and unique programme worldwide, which I know other parts of Europe have their eyes on – among those Flanders,” comments Luc De Raedt on WASP-AI.

“The goal is that the programme should benefit Swedish industry and I like the vision focusing on excellent research. As a scientist that’s good to hear.”

In Örebro, he will work with applying both machine learning and reasoning AI in autonomous sensor systems.

“One example is reasoning about objects you cannot see. Systems need to know where objects are even if they don’t see them. It’s like games you play with young kids”, explains Luc De Raedt.

Read the full article at Örebro University.

Text: Linda Harradine
Photo: Natalie Pintar
Translation: Jerry Gray


Published: February 11, 2020

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