KMi is organising a series of biweekly seminars, given by internal and external speakers. Internal seminars are raising awareness about the research conducted in KMi and are fostering networking. External seminars are given by researchers from other institutions who are visiting KMi. The KMi seminars cover a wide range of topics, including Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Semantic Technologies, Citizen Science, and more.

KMi invites external speakers to present their work to the lab. We also welcome approaches from researchers who are interested to present their work. Please contact either the KMi staff member who is working in your field, or the seminars coordinators: Angelo Salatino, Alexander Mikroyannidis, Rachel Coignac-Smith, and Nancy Pontika.

The seminars take place at the KMi Podium (Berrill Building, 4th Floor North) unless otherwise stated. They are also broadcasted for online participants.

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Future Events

Mr Antonello Meloni

Large Language Models for Scientific Question Answering: an Extensive Analysis of the SciQA Benchmark

The SciQA benchmark for scientific question answering presents a challenging task for next-generation question-answering systems, where standard large language models often fall short. In this seminar, we will analyze the performance of...

Presenter: Mr Antonello Meloni
Organisation: Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Cagliari, IT
Webcast time: 11:30
Webcast date: Tuesday 23 July 2024
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Past Events

On the Peripheral - Design Praxis feeling the future paradigm

This abstract explores the potential of combining haptics technology with Augmented Reality (AR) and Extended Reality (XR) for a more inclusive and engaging learning experience. Traditional learning for STEM, applied disciplines are...

Presenter: Dr Lisa Bowers
Organisation: The Open University
Webcast date: Tuesday 09 July 2024
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Building Trustworthy AI: Uncertainty Quantification and Failure Detection in Large Vision-Language Models

Although AI systems, especially LLMs, have been applied in various fields and achieved impressive performance, their safety and reliability are still a big concern. It is especially important for safety-critical tasks. One shared...

Presenter: Shuang Ao
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute
Webcast date: Tuesday 28 May 2024
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Artificial Intelligence for Literature Reviews: Opportunities and Challenges

Numerous tools have been developed to assist and partially automate the Systematic Literature Reviews (SLRs) process. The increasing role of AI in this field shows great potential in providing more effective support for researchers, moving...

Presenter: Mr Francisco Bolanos
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Tuesday 21 May 2024
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Understanding Misogynoir Online: Challenges in Identifying Intersectional Hate Speech

In today's digital age, where social networking sites serve as a nexus for diverse cultures and identities worldwide, we witness the dark side of this connectivity through the rise of hate speech. This form of digital aggression, targeting...

Presenter: Dr Joseph Kwarteng
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Tuesday 30 April 2024
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Designing Dialogic Human-AI interfaces to further Citizen Science practice

What does it mean to engage in a dialogue with AI?   How can Human-AI dialogic interactions transform our approach to scientific inquiry and collaboration?   As AI becomes integral to scientific research and broader societal...

Presenter: Dr Nirwan Sharma
Organisation: Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Webcast date: Tuesday 16 April 2024
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We are also inviting top experts in AI and Knowledge Technologies to discuss major socio-technological topics with an audience that comprises both members of the Knowledge Media Institute, as well as the wider staff at The Open University. Differently from our seminar series, these events follow a Q&A format.

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