Samy received his bachelor’s in civil engineering and a master’s in computer science and engineering both from the Free University of Brussels. During his master studies, he joined Sony Computer Science Laboratories for a three-month internship and fell in love with research. He decided to join Sony AI after graduating to grow further in this environment. His research focus is in neurosymbolic AI, where he explores non-classical logical operators and their mathematical properties in machine learning contexts.
“My current focus at Sony AI is in the Gastronomy project and my expertise is in neurosymbolic AI. Neurosymbolic AI is a field that combines reasoning from complex knowledge representations, such as logical knowledge bases or semantic networks, with learning from data. I thrive to address topical industry problems such as understanding gastronomy and health by relying on machine learning capabilities and pre-existing domain and logical knowledge. When there are ways to efficiently let a neural network know that cats are mammals, without learning it from scratch, I want to explore them.”
Logic Tensor Networks
Attempts at combining logic and neural networks into neurosymbolic approaches have been on the increase in recent years. In a neurosymbolic system, symbolic knowledge assists deep learning, which typically uses a sub-symbolic distributed representation, to learn and reason a…
Extending Real Logic with Aggregate Functions
Real Logic is a recently introduced first-order language where formulas have fuzzy truth values in the interval [0, 1] and semantics are defined concretely with real domains. The Logic Tensor Networks (LTN) framework has applied Real Logic to many important AI tasks through …