Podcasts at Digitaliseringspådden

Professor Bendik Bygstad and associate professor Lene Pettersen from DIGENT have been guests at Digitaliseringspådden, a collaboration between Computerworld and Already On.

In Bygstad’s podcast, the focus is directed on what students learn about digitalization at IFI.  Pettersen’s podcast concerns how digitalization influences dating nowadays, dating platforms, what we risk missing out with digitalization as well as business model innovation in the media industry.  In both episodes, you can learn some fun facts about the two. Both podcasts are in Norwegian.

DIGENT Summer party – 2019 edition

May 28 was the day for the DIGENT Summer party – 2019 edition.
Before its start, we had the section meeting. Some points were highlighted here, in especial the open positions within our section, IFI’s handlingsplan, and its re-organization.

We then met again for the Summer party, with different activities organized by DIGENT’s members Ivar, Alice, Dennis, and Alexander. Participants from our research clusters were organized in teams. In the first activity, the groups answered to a quiz with questions focused on each of the clusters. Secondly, the groups participated in the “Amazing Race”, in which they solved riddles that lead them through 6 different rooms throughout IFI’s building. The quiz and the riddles were developed as a way for the participants to interact more and to bring a different dynamic to the event. The last activity of the day at IFI was a presentation given by Ivar on Machine Learning in Information Systems, which brought interesting discussions among the participants.

19.05.29 - Summer party 2
Photo by Dennis Gan

The main goal of the summer party was to give the opportunity for all of us to get to know more about each other and the clusters, as well as to create a nice atmosphere of integration. This continued through DIGENT’s dinner at Aker Brygge.

Talk on the mysteries of artificial intelligence (AI)

Prof. Anders Hansen will give a talk about the mysteries of AI. The talk will address the lack of foundations in modern AI, its behaviour and philosophical dilemmas. Prof. Hansen is the head of the Applied Functional and Harmonic Analysis group at the University of Cambridge.

The event will take place on May 22 (from 14h15 to 15h30), at Vilhelm Bjerknes’ hus Auditorium 2.

Photo from Pexels

For more information, please visit the page of the event.