January 11, 2021
Two imt papers accepted at EACL! Congrats to Lucas, Jaap, Gautier, Elia and Dieuwke. For preprints, check the publications page.

November 17, 2020
Oskar and Silvan answering questions about our Grammar Induction paper on a rug at EMNLP. Must be the strangest Q&A session we ever did in imt!

September 15, 2020
Two imt papers were accepted for EMNLP2020!
        • The Grammar of Emergent Languages – Oskar van der Wal, Silvan de Boer, Elia Bruni and Dieuwke Hupkes
        • Internal and External Pressures on Language Emergence: Least Effort, Object Constancy and Frequency – Diana Rodríguez Luna, Edoardo Maria Ponti, Dieuwke Hupkes and Elia Bruni.

Stay tuned for preprints!

August 29, 2020
An article about Dieuwke’s work appeared in a national Dutch newspaper. You can read it here (in Dutch). What do you think about the controversial title?

August 3, 2020
Oskar van der Wal just succesfully defended his Msc thesis. Congrats with your fine work Oskar!

June 17, 2020
Dieuwke Hupkes successfully defended her PhD at the University of Amsterdam! Congratulations Dr. Dieuwke!

June 11, 2020
Dennis Ulmer accepted a PhD position! He will work under supervision of Natalie Schluter at IT University of Copenhagen. Congratulations Dennis!

June 4, 2020
Michiel van der Meer got offered and accepted a position at Leiden University! As of next month, he will be a PhD student, under supervision of prof. Catholijn Jonker. Congratulations Michiel!

May 16, 2020
Yesterday we had the first virtual defence in i-machine-think. Oscar Ligthart defended his thesis online, with his public watching from home on their own computer. Oscar did an excellent job in this unusual defence, congratulations with your master degree Oscar!

May 15, 2020
Yann’s extrapolator paper got accepted for ACL! Congrats Yann, excellent job! Check the preprint!

May 13, 2020
The imt master students are on a roll! We just learned that Oskar van der Wal got offered and accepted a PhD position in Amsterdam! Oskar, congratulations, we are happy to have kept you in Amsterdam :).

May 5, 2020
Verna Dankers accepted a PhD position in Edinburgh! Congratulations Verna with this great news. We hope you will have an excellent time in Edinburgh and also that you will still have some little time to work on projects with us!

April 6, 2020
Jaap Jumelet got offered a PhD position at the ILLC in Amsterdam! Many congratulations Jaap, we are very happy that you will stay around for four more years, and hope that many collaborations will follow!

March 30, 2020
Two new bachelor students will come do their project with i-machine-think! Hugh Mee and Jeroen, welcome!

February 28, 2020
Jaap successfully defended his master thesis! Congratulations Jaap with your fine work.

January 27, 2020
Dieuwke started a new job as a temporary lecturer at the University of Amsterdam! She will teach two courses in the next block.

November 1, 2019
Congratulations to Bogdan for defending his master thesis and obtaining his degree yesterday!

October 17, 2019
Today was Diana’s graduation event! Corgrats Diana with your diploma :).

September 3, 2019
Elia and Dieuwke speak at a public outreach event at SPUI25 about Deep Fake, watch it back here!

August 28, 2019
Congratulations to Thomas for defending his master thesis very clearly and convincingly!

August 27, 2019
Another excellent thesis defence! Congratulations Aron with this beautiful work.

August 23, 2019
Three successful thesis defences today! Congratulations to Bence, Gautier and Dennis for passing their defences with flying colors!

August 23, 2019
A preprint of our work on compositionality and neural networks is online! The compositionality of neural networks has been a hot topic recently, on which no consensus exists. In this paper, we argue that this in part stems from the fact that there is little consensus on what it means for a network to be compositional, and we present a set of five tests that provide a bridge between the linguistic and philosophical knowledge about compositionality and deep neural networks. We use our tests to evaluate a recurrent model, a convolution-based model and a Transformer. Curious what we test for? And what we find? Check the paper, or have a look at this twitter thread for the headlines!

August 20, 2019
Happy to see our paper on compositional transcoding mentioned in this discussion of highlights and trends at ACL 2019!

August 2, 2019
Fruitful ACL workshops with two posters, one presentation and the organisation of the BlackboxNLP workshop! Dennis presented our paper on the realisation of compositionality in neural networks for 400+ registrants at BlackboxNLP (picture below). Kris explained his work about compositionality and attention with a poster to many interested at the same workshop. Dieuwke lead a well received panel discussion at BlackboxNLP. The next day, Dennis presented his work on incremental encoding with a poster at the Repl4NLP workshop.

August 1, 2019
Live from BlackboxNLP, co-organised by Dieuwke and with two of our papers! Dennis gives an oral presentation at 12. Kris presents at the poster session.

July 31, 2019
Lucas Weber has won a PhD scholarship at Pompeu Fabra University under the supervision of Elia Bruni. Luca will join the group in September. Congrats Lucas!

July 25, 2019
Mathijs presents his master thesis on mastering emergent language in simulated navigation! Congratulations Mathijs for finishing your thesis :).

July 1, 2019
Diana Rodriguez Luna presents her master thesis on language emergence in multi-agent referential games! Congratulations Diana for finishing your thesis :).

June 27, 2019
Poster presentations of June projects today! In total, 5 groups of students presented a poster.

June 18, 2019
Dieuwke Hupkes presents joint work with Elia Bruni, Edoardo Ponti and Diana Rodriguez at the Interaction and the Evolution of Linguistic Complexity. Check out this nice summary on twitter by Mark Dingemanse.

June 11, 2019
A preprint of our work about incremental encoding is now online. You can find it here. Dennis Ulmer will present the work as a poster at the Repl4NLP workshop on August 2.

June 6, 2019
Preprints of our two BlackboxNLP papers are online: check them out here and here.

May 27, 2019
Dennis Ulmer’s work on incremental encoding got accepted at Repl4NLP! Preprint will follow soon.

May 25, 2019
Two new papers accepted for BlackboxNLP 2019! Stay tuned for preprints!

May 13, 2019
We’ll be running some June projects for the AI master. Contact us for more information!

April 5, 2019
Our website is live now! Hello world!