Guy De Pauw has been working as a language engineer for almost 20 years and has extensive experience developing robust text analytics applications for a wide range of languages. As co-founder and CEO of the University of Antwerp spin-off Textgain, he is now bringing language technology to the market that can extract knowledge from documents in application areas such as marketing, citizen participation and cybersecurity. At the cross-section between industry and academia, Guy is committed to finding industrial applications for the state-of-the-art in cognitive computing.

Tom De Smedt is co-founder of the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG, St Lucas School of Arts), senior researcher at the Computational Linguistics Research Group (CLiPS, University of Antwerp), and founding partner of Textgain (textgain.com). He has a Bachelor's degree in software engineering, a Master's degree in new media art, and a PhD in Arts. His research interests include computational linguistics, computational creativity, cognitive science, and cybersecurity.

Lecture abstract

Threats from without and within.
Textgain is an Antwerp-based Artificial Intelligence company that deploys self-learning technology to detect cyberthreats. They have been on the hunt for pedophiles, jihadists and racists on-line. In this session, we'll show you how we work and invite you to join the fight in a microcrowdsourcing experiment.