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Harald Lykke Joakimsen

Visual Intelligence Days 2023 was a great success!

The Visual Intelligence Days (VI Days) took place Sept. 27 and 28 at Hotel Olavsgaard outside Oslo with 85 participants.

Visual Intelligence Days 2023 was a great success!

The Visual Intelligence Days (VI Days) took place Sept. 27 and 28 at Hotel Olavsgaard outside Oslo with 85 participants.

The VI Days gathered the whole Visual Intelligence consortium for two full days. Several innovations were presented, showing the close collaboration between the industry user partners, the public sector user partners, and the research partners represented by UiT The Arctic University of Norway, the University of Oslo, and the Norwegian Computing Center.

For instance, a new innovation developed in collaboration with GE Vingmed Ultrasound for measuring the dimensions of the left ventricle in the heart based on cardiac ultrasound was presented. The method utilizes a special transformation of the ultrasound video frames which enables better landmark prediction using deep learning.

Another innovation showcased a new Bayesian deep learning method developed within VI for providing better uncertainty estimates in semantic segmentation of marine acoustic imagery for fish species detection. This work is developed in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Research.

VI Days in addition featured a tutorial on vision transformers, sessions on methodological deep learning research, and an outlook session on trends in deep learning. VI Days further included a panel debate on societal impact of deep learning systems, with focus on the ethical and technological challenges and opportunities within the field. For inspiration, Professor Mads Nielsen from the Pioneer Centre for AI in Denmark gave an invited VI Days talk on research, innovation, and commercialization from a medical image analysis perspective.  

VI Days gathered 85 researchers from the whole VI consortium, including from the user partners Equinor, GE Vingmed Ultrasound, Cancer Registry of Norway, University Hospital of North Norway, Institute of Marine Research, Kongsberg Satellite Services, Helse Nord IKT. Image credit: Harald Lykke Joakimsen

Co-directors Anne Solberg (left) and Line Eikvil (right) from the VI Days opening session. Image credit: Changkyu Choi.

The VI Days poster sessions engaged and informed. Image credit: Harald Lykke Joakimsen
The VI Days poster sessions engaged and informed. Image credit: Harald Lykke Joakimsen

The panel debate on societal impact of deep learning provided an opportunity to reflect and discuss. From left to right: Guoying Zhao (University of Oulu – VI Scientific and Innovation Advisory Board Member); Ketil Malde, Institute of Marine Research; Sarina Thomas, University of Oslo; Arnt-Børre Salberg, Norwegian Computing Center. Image credit: Harald Lykke Joakimsen
Image text: Professor Mads Nielsen from the Pioneer Centre for AI and the University of Copenhagen gave the VI Days invited talk. Image credit: Harald Lykke Joakimsen

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