News from Visual Intelligence

Visual Intelligence paper accepted to NeurIPS

September 23, 2022

PhD student Srishti Gautam in Visual Intelligence and her collaborators from UiT The Arctic University of Norway and Technical University of Berlin got their paper "ProtoVAE: A Trustworthy Self-Explainable Prototypical Variational Model" accepted to NeurIPS 2022!

New innovation project funded on deep learning-based AI for quantitative PET imaging

September 15, 2022

Developing deep learning-based AI for quantitative PET imaging. Groups joining forces and a new innovation project.

Best paper award to Visual Intelligence trio at the CVCS 2022 conference

September 14, 2022

Suaiba Salahuddin, Stine Hansen, and Sristhi Gautam won the best paper award at the 11th Color and Visual Computing Symposium, Sept. 8-9, 2022!

Great success for Visual Intelligence at Arendalsuka

August 18, 2022

It was absolutely packed with people when Visual Intelligence, NORA, and CAIR/UIA invited a strong panel to debate the future of healthcare with AI at Arendalsuka 2022!

Visual Intelligence guest researcher Ane Blazquez Garcia defends her PhD

July 30, 2022

Ane Blazquez Garcia, University of the Basque Country and the Ikerlan research institute, visited Visual Intelligence in the fall of 2021. Partially based on work conducted during this visit, she successfully defended her PhD thesis on July 27th 2022. Congratulations!

Northern Lights Deep Learning Conference 2023

July 7, 2022

Updated program and call for papers for the Northern Lights Deep Learning Conference is now available.

Professor Jose Principe from the University of Florida visited Visual Intelligence

July 4, 2022

Visual Intelligence had the great pleasure of hosting professor Jose Principe from the University of Florida for a 3-day visit in Tromsø June 29 - July 1, 2022.

Visual Intelligence workshop carved out opportunities for leveraging multiple sources of health data

July 1, 2022

The workshop brought together partners from the Cancer Registry and the University Hospital of North Norway, as well as researchers from the wider consortium.

Srishti Gautam receives best poster award

June 17, 2022

Srishti Gautam, PhD student in Visual Intelligence, at UiT received the Best Poster award at the NORA annual conference 2022

Visual Intelligence keynote at the 2022 Norwegian AI Society Conference

June 9, 2022

Director Robert Jenssen gave the keynote "Visual Intelligence advances deep learning research towards innovations" at the 2022 Norwegian AI Society Conference (NAIS) in Oslo.

Invited tutorial at the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Symposium by Kristoffer Wickstrøm

June 2, 2022

PhD candidate at UiT Kristoffer Wickstrøm gives invited tutorial at the 2022 Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Society (NAIS) Conference in Oslo.

Joint Doctoral Course between UiO and UiT

May 27, 2022

Self Supervised Explainability on Graphs

Visit by technology and science school class

May 27, 2022

Visual Intelligence had the great pleasure of hosting a school class from Kongsbakken VGS in Tromsø on April 20th 2022.

Annual Report 2021

May 6, 2022

The Visual Intelligence annual report for 2021 is now published.

Pitch-day for ideas for master’s projects for the computer science and machine learning students at UiT

April 19, 2022

We invited companies, the public sector, and other organizations to present their ideas for master’s projects and to connect with students having an interest and background in computer science and machine learning.

Talk about Ethics in AI at the Aim North 2022 conference

April 6, 2022

Director Robert Jenssen gave a talk about explainable AI connected to the overarching theme of the Aim North conference, namely Ethics in AI. The talk outlined e.g. VI's recent results on detecting artifacts in medical images by our "Prototypical Relevance Propagation" method.

Talk by VI's Director Robert Jenssen at the opening of the Pioneer AI Centre

March 29, 2022

The Pioneer AI Centre is Denmark's flagship centre on AI, headed by prof. Serge Belongie, University of Copenhagen/KU. The official opening of the centre took place March 28 2022 at the "Black Diamond" in Copenhagen city centre.

Transforming ocean surveying by the power of DL and statistical methods

March 28, 2022

New project associated with Visual Intelligence on reduce bottlenecks related to uncertainty estimates in classification by a combined statistical and machine learning approach. The project is on recognition of specific objects at and within the seabed from several image types.

Visual Intelligence is a central partner in NORA research school - a new national PhD School

March 25, 2022

The Visual Intelligence Graduate School (VIGS) will be an important component in the NORA research school and Visual Intelligence's Northern Lights Deep Learning (NLDL) conference will be a venue for winter school activities within this nation-wide initiative.

New Visual Intelligence associated project

March 22, 2022

Visual Intelligence is happy to be a partner in a newly funded Horizon Europe project on AI-supported picture analysis within healthcare!

SFI Visual Intelligence guest talk by Cristina Soguero-Ruiz

March 22, 2022

Associate Professor Cristina Soguero-Ruiz visited Tromsø and gave a very interesting talk on March 17th 2022 on how to exploit AI and machine learning for medical image analysis and healthcare applications.

New associated project on offshore wind energy

February 25, 2022

Through the ongoing Akademia Avtale fund between Equinor and UiT. The goal is to develop new innovative approaches for combining image data and other sources of information in the context of wind energy.

Hva gjør vi når kunstig intelligens gir oss kunnskap vi ikke forstår?

January 3, 2022

Beslutninger gjort av algoritmer gir oss problemer med uforståelige forklaringer.

Merry Xmas!

December 24, 2021

Visual Intelligence wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Program for Visual Intelligence Days 2021

October 15, 2021

The "Visual Intelligence days" is coming up shortly, and VI-collaborators will gather in Oslo to connect and share knowledge. Phd-students and early career researchers will also gather one day in advance to socialize. Please see the updated program.

New paper on Machine Learning + Marine Science and the critical partnerships in Norway

October 15, 2021

The paper review some recent advances in developing machine learning methods for marine science applications in Norway. It is published in the Journal of Ocean Technology 2021.

How is AI affecting democratic processes?

October 4, 2021

Director Robert Jenssen gave a talk and participated in a panel debate organized by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters on the topic “How is AI affecting democratic processes?“.

Machine learning talk at University of Bristol Summer school

September 8, 2021

Director of Visual Intelligence Robert Jenssen gave a talk at the BIAS Summer school at University of Bristol. The talk describes how deep learning is leveraged in computer vision in an industrial innovation project for monitoring power lines in Norway.

Arbeidet hans sparer forskerne for store ressurser, og åpner for et selvstyrt fiskeri

August 26, 2021

I fremtiden kan det bli langt lettere å bruke kunstig intelligens til å finne riktig fangst. Det sørger en helt ny algoritme for.

The Alan Turing Institute to work with Visual Intelligence on AI research

July 7, 2021

The Alan Turing Institute and Visual Intelligence have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the intention to set up exciting avenues for joint research.

Har «kapret» internasjonal avtale

July 7, 2021

Senter for forskningsdrevet innovasjon, Visual Intelligence, som ledes fra UiT Norges arktiske universitet, har inngått en avtale med The Alan Turing Institute.

Paper published in International Journal of Remote Sensing

June 28, 2021

Qinghui Liu, Michael Kampffmeyer, Robert Jenssen and Arnt-Børre Salberg have published their paper Self-constructing graph neural networks to model long-range pixel dependencies for semantic segmentation of remote sensing images in International Journal of Remote Sensing.

New paper published in Machine Learning (2021)

June 24, 2021

Ahcène Boubekki, Michael Kampffmeyer, Ulf Brefeld and Robert Jenssen have published their paper Joint optimization of an autoencoder for clustering and embedding in journal Machine Learning (2021).

Stream our latest seminars

May 27, 2021

Did you miss any of our recent seminars? When we host seminars and events we often record relevant talks and presentations and make them available at our youtube channel. You can access all our content through our "outreach" page.

Visual Intelligence Graduate School (VIGS)

May 20, 2021

SFI Visual Intelligence is organizing a graduate school for early career research fellows connected to Visual Intelligence. VIGS aims at connecting research fellows across our different research institutions to build social and professional networks.

Annual report 2020

May 20, 2021

SFI Visual Intelligence has published the annual report for 2020. The report is approved by the Visual Intelligence board and available for download as a pdf document under "publicity".

Midnight Sun Conference for Patient-Centered Artificial Intelligence 2021

April 20, 2021

Visual Intelligence is co-hosting the Midnight sun conference 2021 June 15-16 together with prominent partners in health research in Norway. The conference will be a hybrid physical/digital event and registration is now open.

New master program in artificial intelligence at UiT

March 30, 2021

The 5-year master's program accepts its first students Fall 2021. The program will provides a broad and solid foundation for working with artificial intelligence through classes in informatics, mathematics, statistics and specialized subjects on artificial intelligence.

Visual Intelligence's health research on the agenda

March 23, 2021

Director Robert Jenssen gave an overview of the priorities and activities of Visual Intelligence for health research for the Board of the Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Nord). Helse Nord is governed by the Ministry of Health and Care Services.

Presentation of VI health research at NSG

March 17, 2021

Director Robert Jenssen gave an overview of the health research activities and priorities within the centre in a talk to the Norwegian coordination group for the specialist health care services (Nasjonal samarbeidsgruppe for helseforskning i spesialisthelsetjen - NSG).

Keynote talk at Nordic health technology conference

March 16, 2021

Visual Intelligence Director Robert Jenssen gave a keynote talk at the Nordic Conference on Patient-oriented Products, March 16th 2021. The talk was entitled "Machine learning for risk analysis and personalized medicine using data from electronic health records and PET imaging".

Keynote talk at deep learning conference

March 15, 2021

Visual Intelligence Director Robert Jenssen gave the opening keynote talk at the Swedish Symposia on Deep Learning and Image Analysis, organized online 15th March 2021. The talk was entitled "Industrial and basic deep learning research for computer vision with limited labels".

Stream VI-seminars online

February 4, 2021

Some of the recent talks from Visual Intelligence is now available for streaming on youtube. Recently we made available the opening lectures, VI seminars, and our workshop on limited training data. We continuously post our recorded webinars on the channel, so check it out.

Reaching out to the next generation of doctors

February 3, 2021

Visual Intelligence Director Robert Jenssen gave a talk about AI in future medicine and health for the Norwegian Medical Students Association at “Verdensteateret” in Tromsø. The talk outlined the role of SFI Visual Intelligence as a research centre and dominant actor within ...

NLDL 2021 is complete

January 21, 2021

Northern Lights Deep Learning Workshop 2021 is over and we are very happy with how it turned out! We want to thank all the contributors and the researchers from around the world that presented their work. We look forward to host NLDL also in 2022, but then physically in Tromsø!

Visual Intelligence is officially opened!

January 14, 2021

The official opening of SFI Visual Intelligence was successfully arranged as a digital event today. We are now ready to commence our research and innovation to tackle some of the large challenges in deep learning and AI, along with our partners.

Updated program for the Official opening of SFI Visual Intelligence!

January 11, 2021

We have now published the updated program for the official opening of our research center January 14, 2021. Please check out the event to see the program and get the streaming link.

Norway Health Tech webinar - Artificial intelligence in the Norwegian health services

January 4, 2021

The Norwegian health services have a great potential when it comes to development and utilization of artificial intelligence and digital health technologies. Visual Intelligence is an important contributor within research and development and present our strategy at the webinar.

New podcast series from Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA)

January 4, 2021

Centre leader of Visual Intelligence Robert Jenssen guested the new podcast from NORA. The podcast is hosed by Klas Pettersen, CEO of NORA, and Morten Goodwin, Professor of University of Agder. The podcast aims at discussing artificial intelligence in depth.

Updated program for the Visual Intelligence kickoff

December 20, 2020

We have released the program for the Visual Intelligence kickoff, January 15 2021. Please see the event program for more information.