NORA launches new journal - Nordic Machine Intelligence
By launching a new journal – Nordic Machine Intelligence (NMI) - NORA has reached another milestone in promoting and strengthening research and education within Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Robotics – this time with a Nordic focus.
NORA aims to strengthen Norwegian research, education and innovation within artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, as well as other relevant research that supports the development of artificial intelligence applications. Dissemination of information is an important part of NORA’s tasks. By launching a new, open science journal for research on artificial intelligence NORA will further contribute to fulfilling its goals.
We are very excited to launch a new journal for Artificial Intelligence with a Nordic focus. Bringing together the Norwegian and Nordic AI communities is right at the heart of NORA’s ambitions, says CEO of NORA, Klas H. Pettersen.
Nordic Machine Intelligence is the brainchild of Bjørn-Jostein Singstad, researcher at Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo. Professor Anne Håkansson at UiT will be the journal’s Editor in Chief.
NMI will be a non-commercial, peer-reviewed, open-access journal. The journal will publish original research articles, literature reviews, conference articles related to NORA's Norwegian and Nordic conferences, articles related to the NMI Challenges and competitions, statements, and other educational material within all aspects of robotics and artificial intelligence. Visit the journal’s webpage for more information. You can watch recording of NORA Digital Release Party of the journal on NORA’s webpage.
NORA is organizing the upcoming NordicAIMeet2021 (Nordic AI Young Researchers Symposium 2021). Young researchers in the field of AI, Machine Learning and Robotics have been invited to submit a short abstract for their current ongoing research work or past published research or research focus of their PhD studies. The researchers will be selected based on the short abstract and will be invited to give a short talk or present a poster during the Nordic AI meet, as well be published in the new journal. Read more about the conference and register here.
NORA, in cooperation with Chief Research Scientist at Simula, Michael Riegler, is organizing a dataset competition with first prize of 5000 Euro and a second prize of 2500 Euro. The competition is called MedAI: Transparency in Medical Image Segmentation, where NORA is proposing a task that focuses on medical image segmentation and transparency in machine learning-based systems.
NORA is proposing three tasks to meet specific gastrointestinal image segmentation challenges collected from experts within the field. This includes two different segmentation scenarios and a task on transparent machine learning systems that emphasizes the need for explainable and interpretable machine learning algorithms. A total of 15 research groups have participated in the competition. The results from this competition will also be published in the new journal. Read more about the competition here.
NORA – Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium – aims to strengthen Norwegian research, education and innovation within artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics, as well as other relevant research that supports the development of artificial intelligence applications.
The NORA consortium was established 21 November 2018. The consortium consists of the following partners: the University of Agder, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, the University of Bergen, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Simula Research Laboratory AS, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS, the University of Oslo, the University of Stavanger, the University of South-Eastern Norway, Kristiania University College, Vestlandsforskning, Østfold University College, and SINTEF.