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Dr Basura Fernando Awarded 14th NRF Fellowship

Dr Basura Fernando Awarded 14th NRF Fellowship

Dr Basura Fernando (IHPC) was awarded the NRF Fellowship on his research proposal "Learning why do we do what we do through abductive and deductive understanding of human actions using Neurosymbolic AI".

The NRF Fellowship supports potential breakthrough projects led by young investigators of the highest calibre, and has awarded 10 Fellows our of

154 (eligible) applications. 

Project description: The objective of this project is to develop Artificial Intelligent (AI) models to process videos and learn “why do humans do what they do?” by reducing the gap between neural and symbolic representation through novel neurosymbolic AI. These neurosymbolic AI models can see what we do and then reason about our behaviour to interpret, justify, explain, and understand our actions. Computational understanding of “why do we do what we do” would help us to develop assistive robotics, AI for monitoring, virtual assistant AI, and technologies for smart homes.