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The year could not have started better for the AI community in Norway. NORA’s application to create a national research school in AI, Machine Learning and Robotics has been funded by The Research Council of Norway under the call “Research School for Quality and Relevance” for a maximum of eight years. In addition to the NORA partners, the research school will benefit industry and public sector. Cathrine Pihl Lyngstad, director of Data and AI at NAV, will be the chair of the board. 

Being NORA’s CEO is pretty much like being Santa Claus. I am the lucky one getting a lot of positive attention for delivering nice presents to the AI community, while all the helpers who really have done the hard work are less visible. The AI researchers, educators and innovators of the NORA network are the ones producing the presents that I often have the pleasure of providing to the community. You are the one making AI research, innovation and education available to us all. The level of engagement and dedication from the community has far surpassed my expectations. So, when I am now able to say that 2021 has been no less than a fantastic year for NORA, it is all because of the contributions from you! 

BI Norwegian Business school and Simula Research Laboratory have decided to join forces to strengthen their expertise on data science through collaboration related to research and establishment of a new department and research center in data science. Make sure to register for the official opening on November 29!

Earlier this year NORA became an RCN supported AI focused EU-network for Horizon Europe. The initiative, called NORA.EU, will help to mobilize and support researchers within the fields of AI, machine learning and robotics to come together in applications for Horizon Europe.

Welcome to our kickoff event in a series of monthly lunch seminars! Grab some lunch and join us for a talk by Luca Galimberti from NTNU, followed by an introduction to dScience by centre leader Morten Dæhlen.

Time and place: Oct. 14, 2021 11:30 AM–1:00 PM, The Science Library

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If you haven’t heard it before, make sure to memorize the term Protein Folding! It is one of the great mysteries of life, and Artificial Intelligence just solved the problem – in what has been described as Artificial Intelligence’s greatest achievements to date. The tools used to solve this mystery are accessible to researchers, which will contribute to further new and important research and discoveries in this field. And NORA was first to hold a large-scale open event about the discovery with over 600 participants from around the world! 

Each year, the UiT Machine Learning Group at UiT The Arctic University of Norway hosts the Northern Lights Deep Learning Conference NLDL. The goal of the conference is to gather researchers both on a national and international level to exchange ideas, encourage collaborations, and present new research. The deadline for submissions to the annual Northern Lights Deep Learning (NLDL) Conference, October 15th, is approaching!