chi Belgium presents

Workshop cognitive computing

How transparent should AI be and do we really care how deep they dive?

September 21st 2017
Mintlab, Leuven

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What to expect

The first workshop of the 'CHI reboot' takes place on Thursday 21 September at mintlab, KU Leuven between 16 and 21h.

To kick things off, we will invite a speaker to set the stage. Afterwards, we'll break out in smaller groups and go as hands on as possible. There will be food and drinks, and perhaps a little party afterwards. Participation cost will be €30, which will be used to cover for catering.

Put it in your calendars, share it with your friends and co-workers If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out!

2017-09-21 15:00:00 2017-09-21 21:00:00 Europe/Brussels CHI Belgium: Workshop Cognitive Computing How transparent should AI be and do we really care how deep they dive? Mintlab, Parkstraat 45, 3000 Leuven CHI Belgium jv@namahn.com

After being approached by several people from industry and academia, specifically asking for CHI related events that go in depth and build bridges between academia and industry, we decided to reboot chi Belgium. Joannes and Dries got together with Bieke and we quickly landed on a format we are very excited to bring to you.

chi Belgium wants to actively focus on letting insights from academic HCI research seep through to relevant practices and vice versa. We want to achieve this by organising and supporting interactive events, using formats that go beyond scratching the surface. By doing so, chi Belgium events aim to offer HCI academics a realistic perspective on practice and make HCI practitioners more aware of the current state-of-the-art research.

The plan is to host at least two half-day workshops per year. In these workshops, we want to spend time to dig in a little deeper into one 'hot topic' within HCI research or practice. The chosen workshop format is very hands-on and will most likely involve submitting a short pitch or motivation why you want to participate. In this way, we want to make sure people attending the workshop are committed to the topic.

What has CHI Belgium been up to recently?

When Joannes, Erik and Dries took over the chi Belgium board, we tried to figure out what kind of events would make most sense. A successful format has been a short series of "Hangouts with interesting people", which allowed us to have some good conversations with forerunners in the field. In case you missed it, thanks to the internet - everything is still archived:

Besides that, we have sponsored and co-organised other events. Not that we didn't want to organise something ourselves, but we figured it would be worthwhile exploring how we could build stronger networks between existing meetup groups and other communities.