Abu Dhabi: New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), in partnership with Mohamed bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence (MBZUAI), has kicked off the 2022 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The conference is taking place in Abu Dhabi for the first time and will witness keynote speeches by experts in artificial intelligence.
Ms. Mona Diab, lead AI research scientist with Meta, and Professor of Computer Science at the George Washington University, Mr. Neil Cohn, an American cognitive scientist best known for his research on the overlap in structure and cognition between language and graphic communication including comics and emojis, Mr. Gary Marcus, a scientist, best-selling author as well as serial entrepreneur, and Ms. Nazneen Rajan, research lead at Hugging Face will attend the conference.
EMNLP 2022 will include six tutorials and 24 workshops, with 2,500 participants expected to attend the conference in person or virtually. These include the Seventh Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop, the Thirteenth International Workshop on Health Text Mining and Information Analysis, and the Fourth Workshop on Financial Technology and Natural Language Processing, among others.
The conference has also received additional support in various aspects from the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB), a division of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), in addition to making use of Abu Dhabi’s robust MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) infrastructure and capabilities.