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  • (New) 4 February 2020, DIP Colloquium, Daniel Rothschild

    Speaker: Daniel Rothschild
    Title: Lockean Belief, Dutch Books, and Scoring Systems
    Date & Time: Tuesday 4 February 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 5 February 2020, LUNCH Seminar, Arianna Betti

    Speaker: Arianna Betti
    Title: In AI We Trust?
    Date & Time: Wednesday 5 February 2020, 13:00-14:00
    Location: ILLC Common Room (F1.21), Science Park 107, Amsterdam

    How can we ensure trust in machines? In particular, how can computational text analysis, an important sector of AI, ensure trust in its algorithms? The sector is booming, and its real-life applications ubiquitous. But how comfortable are you with having an AI assess whether your mum's calls to 112 are really urgent?  Having your brother defended by a legal AI? Have software decide whether you'll get the next grant? I bet your answers vary from 'not very much' to 'not at all': what do you think should happen to remedy this situation? Is this something that we, the ILLC community, substantially can contribute to? If so, how, ideally?

    For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/LUNCH/ or contact Sirin Botan at , or Zoi Terzopoulou at .
  • 6 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Johan van Benthem

    Speaker: Johan van Benthem
    Date & Time: Thursday 6 February 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 13 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Declan Thompson

    Speaker: Declan Thompson
    Date & Time: Thursday 13 February 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 20 February 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Aditya Aradhye

    Speaker: Aditya Aradhye (Maastricht)
    Title: Group Strategy-Proof Rules in Multidimensional Domains
    Date & Time: Thursday 20 February 2020, 16:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (New) 20 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Maria Aloni

    Speaker: Maria Aloni
    Date & Time: Thursday 20 February 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 27 February 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Alexandru Baltag

    Speaker: Alexandru Baltag
    Date & Time: Thursday 27 February 2020, 16:30-18:00
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • (New) 3 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Felix Hill

    Speaker: Felix Hill (DeepMind)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 3 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • (New) 17 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Raquel Alhama

    Speaker: Raquel Alhama (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 17 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 20 March 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Guido Schäfer

    Speaker: Guido Schäfer (CWI and VU Amsterdam)
    Title: Improved Mechanisms for Combinatorial Cost Sharing
    Date & Time: Friday 20 March 2020, 15:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see here or at https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • (Updated) 30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"

    Date & Time: 30 March - 1 April 2020, 18:00
    Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    Costs: Geosciences,
    Deadline: Sunday 26 January 2020

    Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.

    Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.

    This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).

    For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at .
  • (New) 31 March 2020, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Tejaswini Deoskar

    Speaker: Tejaswini Deoskar (University of Amsterdam)
    Date & Time: Tuesday 31 March 2020, 16:00
    Location: Room TBA, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LaCo/CLS/.
  • 3 April 2020, DIP Colloquium, Heather Burnett

    Speaker: Heather Burnett (Paris)
    Date & Time: Friday 3 April 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15
  • 16 April 2020, Computational Social Choice Seminar, Tim Baarslag

    Speaker: Tim Baarslag (CWI)
    Date & Time: Thursday 16 April 2020, 15:30
    Location: Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
    For more information, see https://staff.science.uva.nl/u.endriss/seminar/ or contact Ulle Endriss at .
  • 29 May 2020, DIP Colloquium, Carlotta Pavese

    Speaker: Carlotta Pavese (Cornell)
    Date & Time: Friday 29 May 2020, 16:00-17:30
    Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
  • 3 - 14 August 2020, 32nd European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2020), Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Date: 3 - 14 August 2020
    Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Deadline: Saturday 1 June 2019

    Under the auspices of FoLLI the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) is organized every year in a different European country. It takes place over two weeks in the European Summer, hosts approximately 50 different courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, attracting around 400 participants each year from all the world.

    The main focus of the program of the summer schools is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation, with special emphasis in human linguistic and cognitive ability. Courses, both introductory and advanced, cover a wide variety of topics within the combined areas of interest: Logic and Computation, Computation and Language, and Language and Logic. Workshops are also organized, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion of issues at the forefront of research, as well as a series of invited lectures.

    For more information, see https://www.esslli.eu or contact .
  • 10 - 14 August 2020, Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and Pragmatics

    Date: 10 - 14 August 2020
    Location: Utrecht
    Deadline: Saturday 15 February 2020

    The field of natural language semantics has undergone what some refer to as an ‘experimental turn’ and is arguably currently undergoing a ‘computational turn’. By expanding the toolbox available to the semanticist, these two turns have the effect of expanding the phenomena that can be explained and the varieties of semantic explanation that can be offered.

    For example, experimental methods can help distinguish between alternative explanations of semantic effects, e.g. whether to classify controversial phenomena as implicatures or presuppositions. Similarly, computational models of semantics can generate fine-grained and non-categorical predictions that can fruitfully be tested experimentally. And both kinds of methods can be used to ask questions about the emergence of semantic structures in language, including which factors influence their distribution and typology.

    Given this wider toolbox and purview, we aim to gather a workshop to showcase exciting new work that develops new semantic explanations using experimental and computational methods, as well as to invite broader reflection on the methodology of semantics now and in its future.