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The company, co-founded by Professor at the IT University, Sebastian Risi, tackles complex game development problems with automation and an army of bots.
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The new Center for Digital Play at the IT University of Copenhagen will serve as base for research in computer games, creative AI, design, and digital culture.
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Associate Professor at Digital Design, Luca Rossi, and Postdoc at Business IT, Vasilieos-Spyridon Vlassis, have secured 4.6 million kroner from the European CHANSE programme for their respective research projects in digital innovation and social and cultural dynamics.
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The two researchers – from Computer Science and Digital Design at the IT University respectively – have each secured a grant of approximately 2.8 million kroner for their research projects.
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Professor in the Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, has received a grant of approximately 550,000 Danish kroner for his work on neural cellular automata to grow neural network policies capable of adapting to novel complex reinforcement learning tasks.
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Few of the world’s most popular games deal directly with climate issues. However, games can still be used to make gamers think about real world problems, says Associate Professor, Hans-Joachim Backe, who is developing tools for teachers to discuss climate issues based on for example Minecraft.
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PhD fellow at the Center for Computer Games Research at the IT University of Copenhagen, Leon Y. Xiao, is new to ITU, but his research into the legal and ethical aspects of the gaming industry has already made an impact. Gaming industry mainstay, GamesIndustry.biz, recently named him one of 2021’s Game Changers.
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The artist Mogens Jacobsen who teaches at Digital Design at the IT University of Copenhagen creates art inspired by technology and scientific research. Today, he is the recipient of a grant from the prestigious Niels Wessel Bagge Art Foundation.
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According to a new scientific paper, a virtual visit to the doctor may help convince sceptics of the COVID-19 vaccine to get vaccinated. Lead author of the paper, Assistant Professor of Digital Design at ITU, Aske Mottelson, explains how VR can make a radical difference.
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Professor Sebastian Risi and Associate Professor Anders Sundnes Løvlie have just received a Villum Synergy grant for a project to improve image recognition systems by training on nonphotographic visual art.
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How do you teach a computer to be creative and adaptive? The same way we humans learn it: by playing games and solving problems. Professor of Digital Design Sebastian Risi uses games to train neural networks for problem solving in the real world. He will give his inaugural lecture entitled "Creative AI: Machines that Play, Adapt, and Create" on August 23.
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The lack of user participation in the digitalization of the public sector in the Nordic countries blocks a truly successful digital transformation. The aim of the new research project CAPE is to investigate how to increase user involvement in the development of public e-services.
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Professor Sebastian Risi publishes paper in Nature Machine Intelligence on how to improve training of robots with popular video game technology.
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The defence against fake news, to a large extent, relies on the social media users identifying and "flagging" suspicious stories, but are we, the users, really capable of doing that? No, a new study concludes.
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We know too little about the consequences of comprehensive digitization of the welfare society. Now, a new interdisciplinary research center at ITU will investigate the effects of public digital solutions and create a basis for ensuring that public digitization aligns with the values of the welfare society.
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Five students from the IT University's MSc in Games have created ‘Forgotten’ – a game that provides insight into what living with Alzheimer's is like. The students hope that the game can help give especially young people a better understanding of the disease.
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With the establishment of a multidisciplinary research center, the IT University aims to create a foundation for raising the level of IT security in Denmark so that it matches current and future cyber threats.
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Technology has become such a substantial part of our lives that it affects our experience of ourselves and our surroundings. AIR Lab is a new interdisciplinary meeting place at ITU that takes the emotional aspects of technology seriously.
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A concept for an investment app for young people won two students from Digital Media and Design the FA bachelor thesis award 2018. They received the award in connection with Finance IT Day on Wednesday 14 November – and the winners are naturally planning to invest the DKK 30,000 prize.
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Three graduates from ITU’s Games programme went on to found what would become one of Italy’s most successful indie game studios, 34BigThings. We talked to the founders about their company and their time at ITU.
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Robot professor Kasper Støy has founded Flow Robotics, which lets a robot take over repetitive pipetting tasks that lead to hand and arm injuries among lab workers.
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Inspired by the black ghost knifefish, two researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed a soft robot that taught itself to swim. By means of an evolutionary algorithm, the artificial fish has discovered a swimming technique resembling that which the knife fish developed through natural evolution.
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From August 13-17, more than 80 computer game researchers from around the world will gather at the IT University of Copenhagen for three consecutive conferences on games analysis, history and philosophy.
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Associate professor at The IT University of Copenhagen, Sebastian Risi, receives “Distinguished Young Investigator Award.”
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A group of researchers has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that automatically generates new levels for computer games. The technology opens up for new possibilities for adapting the difficulty of game levels to individual players.
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Kjell Yngve Petersen, Associate Professor at the IT University in Copenhagen, has received the energy sector’s research award ELFORSK for a project on intelligent lighting that provides energy savings as well as better lighting for the users.
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The Cambridge Analytica scandal where data from 87 million Facebook users was abused has raised concerns and debate about the implications of sharing personal data with global tech companies. Here, three ITU researchers reflect on what we can learn from the scandal.
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Niels Justesen is awarded a travel grant of DKK 200,000, and plans to travel to both New York and France, to work with some of the leading researchers in computer games and robots.
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What’s in store for technology in 2018? We have asked five ITU researchers to share their predictions.
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Digital technologies allow us to create more targeted and personalized museum experiences, according to Marie Bryndum and Maria Muhandes, who studied Digital Design and Communication at ITU. In their thesis project, they designed a Tinder-like app that gives museum visitors easier access to information about the artworks.
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The IT University's MSc programme in Digital Design and Communication changes its name to Digital Design and Interactive Technologies (DDIT). At the same time, the programme will give students a stronger technical foundation.
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Four students from ITU’s Games programme dedicated their thesis to making the Virtual Reality (VR) experience more social. The resulting game ‘Tell Me What You See’ won the award for ‘Most Innovative Newcomer’ at the game festival Play17 and took the prize as best ITU student project in 2017.
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Since 2015, some Danish cancer patients have had the opportunity to receive parts of their chemotherapy treatment in their own homes. What advantages and disadvantages does this have for the patients? This was the central question posed by Cecilie Jo Nielsen and Astrid Ellen Dalsjö in their MSc thesis from Digital Design and Communication at the IT University of Copenhagen (the programme changed its name to Digital Design and Interactive Technologies in November 2017).
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Three Digital Media and Design students at the IT University of Copenhagen have received FA's bachelor thesis award for a project, in which they developed a digital concept in the form of a savings app for young bank customers. The honour comes with a DKK 30,000 prize.
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How can you create a more realistic Virtual Reality experience? Well, it might help if your hand couldn’t move straight through solid objects like tables and walls. Phillip Phoelich and Óscar Losada set out to create a software solution to this problem in their thesis project from the Games programme at the IT University of Copenhagen.
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At ITU’s annual party on September 29, three faculty members received ITU’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. The awards were given based on the students’ course evaluations. ITU faculty are generally ranked highly by students, according to a survey by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science from earlier this year.
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Learn more about computer games and the field of Game Studies in this podcast featuring Espen Aarseth, professor at ITU.
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A new survey by the research group DECIDIS at the IT University of Copenhagen challenges the notion that social media make users with different political positions invisible to each other. Nearly a third of Danes sometimes change their opinion as a result of a political discussion on Facebook.
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In just 13 minutes, a newly developed robot printer can transform an aluminum wire with little motors attached into a functional robot that can be recycled and reused for other purposes. Researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), MIT and Columbia, among others, are behind the invention, which might eventually be used in space or in disaster situations.
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A group of researchers from the ITU Co-design team are experiencing great interest from Japanese universities and companies who want to learn more about the Scandinavian design methods. A new collaboration with the Hakodate Future University is now being signed.
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The IT University of Copenhagen has appointed Espen Aarseth Professor of Game Studies, a field he has played a significant role in establishing. On Tuesday, April 4, he will share his take on the state of computer games research and the still unanswered questions about the impact of games on our lives.
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Soft robots made from materials like silicone have the potential to change what we use robots for and challenge how we perceive them, says PhD student Jonas Jørgensen, who uses his combined background as a physicist and art historian in his experiments with the technology.
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Minna Isomursu has joined ITU as a professor in interaction design and co-design in the university’s Digital Design department. At ITU she will among other things continue her research on improving health care services using data.
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For people who travel to a new country to work or study, getting to know a new health system can be a challenge. Erik Grönvall studies how technology might help to make public services more accessible for new and old citizens alike.
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Just like films, literature and theatre, computer games are important artefacts through which we can understand our cultural heritage, says Hans-Joachim Backe. His research is about finding out exactly how digital games communicate – and sometimes inspire players to reflect on the morality of their own actions.
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Blockchain technology will create a basis for a whole new economy, artificial intelligence will enter our daily lives, and the responsibility of media giants will come into focus. We have asked five researchers at the IT University to take a peek into the crystal ball and predict what digital trends will shape the coming year.
The IT University of Copenhagen is leading a new research project helping museums across Europe exploit the potential of technology for engaging art and culture audiences. The project has received €2,4 million in EU funding.
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Three researchers from the IT University of Copenhagen have developed and studied FeltRadio, a device that translates radio waves from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into electrical impulses on the body. In the beginning of June, the project received an Honorable Mention Award at the DIS conference in Brisbane.
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Have you ever wondered why the computer looks the way it does? Why it is made of steel with a keyboard and a screen?
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The new student organization ITU Designers is bringing together students from all ITU study programmes to help students expand their portfolio and build their knowledge of the industry.
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Artificial intelligence can solve routine tasks but still struggles to be creative or collaborate with us.
Espen Aarseth, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, has received one of Europe's most prestigious research grants, an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) of two million Euro. He will spend the next five years laying the groundwork for the first comprehensive theory of computer games.
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Massive amounts of money have been spent to digitize the Danish cultural heritage. However interactive installations and comprehensive websites far from always have the desired effect. The research project ‘Det digitale Glyptotek’ will investigate if and how communication of cultural heritage can be enriched by the use of IT.
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Danes are generally competent media users, shows a new report by the IT University prepared for the Danish Agency for Culture and the Culture Authority and The Media Council. Many are, however, quite uncritical, and some groups have difficulties in keeping up with digitalization.
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A sensitive robot and a womb simulation were among the creative installations on display when students from Digital Media and Design exhibited their final projects at ITU on December 1.
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