Recently IIIM participated in AIESEC’s Career Days for the fourth time. Career Days is an annual event aimed at students that are interested in internships and career opportunities at Icelandic companies.
IIIM introduced unique opportunities that are offered for students to train and learn from top scientists. As part of IIIM’s academic focus, it has always been highly valued to encourage collaboration with students, as students can benefit from being a part of qualified team, getting access to advanced technologies and developing a better understanding of future possibilities. At this years Career Days, students got a chance to meet our scientists and talk about their work at IIIM. Continue reading Career Days (Framadagar) at Reykjavik University→
The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence
From its inception IIIM has submitted proposals to – and been awarded numerous grants from – the Student Innovation Fund (NSN). This year an investigation into the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI) was lead by Master’s student and IIIM intern Thorbjorn Kristjánsson, under the guidance of Dr. Kristinn R. Thórisson (IIIM & Reykjavik Univ.) and Dr. Morten Dige (Aarhus Univ.). The project made some waves; it was the subject of a big article in DV and runner-up to the President’s Student Innovation Award, being among the 12 projects shortlisted for this honor. We congratulate Thorbjorn on this success, a noteworthy achievement, as the number of projects competing for this Prize was over 200. Continue reading Shortlisted for the Student Innovation Award→
Do you want to meet the people behind the presentations and papers? Then join the IIIM at the annual Visindavaka Festival (Researchers’ Night) on Friday, September 28th. Come and visit us in Háskólabíó to learn more about our work and projects, or ask questions about the field and its opportunities.
First impressions are important and decided quickly. In just a dozen seconds of interaction, people can decide several things about the person who they are interacting with. PhD student Angelo Cafaro decided to apply this idea to an experiment involving Human–Agents encounters. Borrowing from the field of social psychology, Mr. Cafaro investigated the importance of non-verbal cues in encounters between humans and non-human agents. Smile and eye-contact, two of the variables tested, proved to be just as important in human-agent interactions as in human-human interactions. Continue reading First Impressions in Human-Agents Encounters – Presentation from IIIM’s and CADIA’s Open Day→
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