AI lounge: Smart Knowledge Services

Welcome to this year last AI Lounge. We are happy to present 3 interesting presentations.

Poster about the AI lounge (pdf).

Gløgg, coffee, tea, cookies and pepperkaker (ginger cookies) will be served. 

Looking forward to seeing you!

Discover - Empowering Librarians and Users to get the most out of content with AI


50% of researchers don’t know where to start - so let's make a simple journey to content and improve the user experience. Known-item searching has many advantages but it also proves challenging for researchers as these types of search environments are beholden to some or none of the keywords and static metadata provided by publishers in an ever-growing corpus of literature. Let's enter the world of AI and learn how a small start-up ,Yewno Inc, founded by research from Kings College London, has confronted this frustration and overcome it by providing a simple way for students and researchers to find content and simplify the journey through visualization and related ideas with direct access paths corresponding documents. Join Manisha Bolina as she talks through a live demo of Yewno Discover and  how easy it can be to uncover connections between related concepts, hypothesize and visualise research.

by Marisha Bolina (Yewno)

Experiences from the National Library of Norway's AI lab


In the fall of 2016 the National Library of Norway started it's AI lab. Since then we have done numerous projects, spanning across several areas of the AI space. In this presentation we will showcase some of our recent AI related projects and the philosophy behind the way we work.

by André Walsøe (Norwegian national Library)


André Walsøe is a data scientist who has worked for 2,5 years at the AI lab at the National Library of Norway.



What if one human being could sit down to read, understand and connect all the research on earth - imagine how many problems we could solve! Unfortunately we humans are limited, so at we decided to build an AI researcher to help. But how does one go about building this - where do you even start? In this talk, Anita covers early days, current status and future ambitions of, and what opportunities and pitfalls may be embedded in building an AI researcher.

by Anita Schjøll Brede (


Anita is CEO and Co-Founder at – the world’s first AI researcher and one of the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in AI in 2017 according to Fast Company. She is also Faculty in AI at SingularityU Nordic. Forbes claims she’s among the world’s top 50 women in tech. The past decade her career has spanned 10 industries including developing an e-learning tool in Silicon Valley, reducing energy consumption in the process industry, facilitating solar light business in Kenya and trying to disrupt the recruitment industry. She also dropped by 6 universities on the way. And built a race car.




Andrea Gasparini, Anne Schad Bergsaker and Thomas Röblitz
Tags: AI, machine learning, deep learning, USIT, ITF, UB, AI lounge
Published Nov. 4, 2019 8:49 AM - Last modified Nov. 4, 2019 8:49 AM