I am an academic who studies how people reason, how this reasoning can be captured in formal models and how it can be supported and improved using AI technologies. I am involved in the fields of in argumentation in AI and AI & Law. I work at the Department of Information and Computing Science of Utrecht University and the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology, and Society (TILT) of the University of Tilburg, the Netherlands.

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National Police-lab AI

The National Police Lab AI is a collaborative initiative of the Dutch National Police and Utrecht University and the University of Amsterdam. As an ICAI lab, we develop state-of-the-art AI techniques to improve the safety in the Netherlands in a socially, legally and ethically responsible way. Check Utrecht Police Lab AI webpage for more information on the projects we have in Utrecht in the areas of text & data analytics, computational argumentation & dialogue and multi-agent systems.

Latest publications

M van Zee, F.J. Bex, & S. Ghanavati (2020) RationalGRL: A Framework for Argumentation and Goal Modeling Argument & Computation , to appear. [PDF]

D.F.W. Craandijk & F.J. Bex (2020) Deep Learning for Abstract Argumentation Semantics. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI 2020), pp. 1667-1673. [PDF]

D. Odekerken, A. Borg & F. Bex (2020) Estimating Stability for Efficient Argument-based Inquiry. Computational Models of Argument. Proceedings of COMMA 2020, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, to appear. [PDF]


September 2020:
The NWO-funded ALGOPOL project for transparent and value-sensitive algorithmization at the Dutch police has started.

June 2020:
Together with a number of colleagues I have published an In Memoriam article for Douglas Walton, honouring his achievements in AI and Law.

May 2020:
I've started my tenure in the Advisory Board (Raad van Advies) of the Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice (WODC).

January 2020:
I've started my tenure as vice-president of the International Association for AI & Law.