Panel @ CPDP2020: "Algorithms and AI-driven technologies in the information society"

I was invited by UvA’s Information, Communication and the Data Society (ICDS) to participate in a panel at the Conference on Privacy and Data Protection, which was focused on AI.

The recording of the panel is now online, watch me telling a room full of (highly) privacy-aware (and cookie-averse) people that Cambridge Analytica nudging people to “politically activate them” with tailored information can be a “democratic good” πŸ˜….

See the recording below:

For more information, see CPDP’s page of the panel.

“Improving automated segmentation of radio shows with audio embeddings”

Update (28/1/2020): Oberon’s thesis was accepted and will be published at the IEEE 45th International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2020), to be held May 4-8 in Barcelona, Spain! The submission is co-authored with Klaus Lux and myself.

Oberon Berlage recently successfully defended his MSc. thesis (title above!) for the Data Science Master at University of Amsterdam, and graduated with a whopping 9!

He’s the first academic offspring of our AI Team @ FD Mediagroep, and worked on BNR SMART Radio‘s segmenter. Oberon improved our text-based segmenter by adding audio embeddings, improving the F1 score with +32%!

His thesis is now online, check it out at:

Researchblog – First post

As I’ve finished my MSc thesis and have started working at the Information and Language Processing Systems group (ILPS) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam as a PhD candidate in a project in Semantic Search for e-Discovery, I figured it’d be time to leave my thesis blog behind, and start a brand new research blog. Continue reading “Researchblog – First post”