AI2 ISRAEL

About

The Allen Institute for AI Israel office was founded in 2019 in Sarona, Tel Aviv. AI2's mission is to contribute to humanity through high-impact AI research and engineering.

AI2 Israel About

AI2 Israel continues our mission of AI for the Common Good through groundbreaking research in natural language processing and machine learning, all in close association with the AI2 home office in Seattle, Washington.

Our Focus

The focus of AI2 Israel is bringing people closer to information, by creating and using advanced language-centered AI. As a scientific approach, we believe in combining strong linguistics-oriented foundations, state-of-the-art machine learning, and top-notch engineering, with a user oriented design.

For application domains, we focus on understanding and answering complex questions, filling in commonsense gaps in text, and enabling robust extraction of structured information from text. This is an integral part of AI2’s vision of pushing the boundaries of the algorithmic understanding of human language and advancing the common good through AI.

AI2 Israel also enjoys research relationships with top local universities Tel Aviv University and Bar-Ilan University.

Team

  • Yoav Goldberg's Profile PhotoYoav GoldbergResearch Director, AI2 Israel
  • Ron Yachini's Profile PhotoRon YachiniChief Operating Officer, AI2 Israel
  • personal photoSmadar CohenOperations
  • Matan Eyal's Profile PhotoMatan EyalResearch & Engineering
  • Tom Hope's Profile PhotoTom HopeYoung Investigator
  • personal photoMenny PinhasovEngineering
  • Micah Shlain's Profile PhotoMicah ShlainResearch & Engineering
  • Hillel  Taub-Tabib's Profile PhotoHillel Taub-TabibResearch & Engineering
  • personal photoAryeh TiktinskyResearch & Engineering
  • Reut Tsarfaty's Profile PhotoReut TsarfatyResearch

Current Openings

AI2 Israel is a non-profit offering exceptional opportunities for researchers and engineers to develop AI for the common good. We are currently looking for outstanding software engineers and research engineers. Candidates should send their CV to: ai2israel-cv@allenai.org

AI2 Israel Office

Research Areas

DIY Information Extraction

Data scientists have a set of tools to work with structured data in tables. But how does one extract meaning from textual data? While NLP provides some solutions, they all require expertise in either machine learning, linguistics, or both. How do we expose advanced AI and text mining capabilities to domain experts who do not know ML or CS?

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Question Understanding

The goal of this project is to develop models that understand complex questions in broad domains, and answer them from multiple information sources. Our research revolves around investigating symbolic and distributed representations that facilitate reasoning over multiple facts and offer explanations for model decisions.

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Missing Elements

Current natural language processing technology aims to process what is explicitly mentioned in text. But what about the elements that are being left out of the text, yet are easily and naturally inferred by the human hearer? Can our computer programs identify and infer such elements too? In this project, we develop benchmarks and models to endow NLP applications with this capacity.

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AI Gamification

The goal of this project is to involve the public in the development of better AI models. We use stimulating games alongside state-of-the-art AI models to create an appealing experience for non-scientific users. We aim to improve the ways data is collected for AI training as well as surface strengths and weaknesses of current models.

Learn more about AI Gamification
  • Try the QDMR CopyNet parser | AI2 Israel, Question Understanding

    Live demo of the QDMR CopyNet parser from the paper Break It Down: A Question Understanding Benchmark (TACL 2020). The parser receives a natural language question as input and returns its Question Decomposition Meaning Representation (QDMR). Each step in the decomposition constitutes a subquestion necessary to…

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    Break QDMR representation
  • Break QDMR representation
    Try the QDMR CopyNet parser | AI2 Israel, Question Understanding

    Live demo of the QDMR CopyNet parser from the paper Break It Down: A Question Understanding Benchmark (TACL 2020). The parser receives a natural language question as input and returns its Question Decomposition Meaning Representation (QDMR). Each step in the decomposition constitutes a subquestion necessary to…

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  • Crowd Sense: Helps us Better Define Common Sense
    Interactive common sense | AI2 Israel, AI Gamification

    CrowdSense is an interactive effort to better understand what types of questions people consider to be common sense.

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  • Crowd Sense: Helps us Better Define Common Sense
    Interactive common sense | AI2 Israel, AI Gamification

    CrowdSense is an interactive effort to better understand what types of questions people consider to be common sense.

    Try the demo
    • Linear Adversarial Concept Erasure

      Shauli Ravfogel, Michael Twiton, Yoav Goldberg, Ryan CotterellICML2022 We formulate the problem of identifying and erasing a linear subspace that corresponds to a given concept, in order to prevent linear predictors from recovering the concept. We model this problem as a constrained, linear minimax game, and show that existing…
    • A Dataset for N-ary Relation Extraction of Drug Combinations

      Aryeh Tiktinsky, Vijay Viswanathan, Danna Niezni, Dana Azagury, Yosi Shamay, Hillel Taub-Tabib, Tom Hope, Yoav GoldbergNAACL2022 Combination therapies have become the standard of care for diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis, malaria and HIV. However, the combinatorial set of available multi-drug treatments creates a challenge in identifying effective combination therapies available…
    • Weakly Supervised Text-to-SQL Parsing through Question Decomposition

      Tomer Wolfson, Daniel Deutch, Jonathan BerantFindings of NAACL2022 Text-to-SQL parsers are crucial in enabling non-experts to effortlessly query relational data. Training such parsers, by contrast, generally requires expertise in annotating natural language (NL) utterances with corresponding SQL queries. In this work, we…
    • Large Scale Substitution-based Word Sense Induction

      Authors: Matan Eyal, Shoval Sadde, Hillel Taub-Tabib, Yoav GoldbergACL2022 We present a word-sense induction method based on pre-trained masked language models (MLMs), which can cheaply scale to large vocabularies and large corpora. The result is a corpus which is sense-tagged according to a corpus-derived sense inventory and where…
    • Inferring Implicit Relations with Language Models

      Uri Katz, Mor Geva, Jonathan BerantNAACL • UnImplicit2022 A prominent challenge for modern language understanding systems is the ability to answer implicit reasoning questions, where the required reasoning steps for answering the question are not mentioned in the text explicitly. In this work, we investigate why…

    מערכת בינה מלאכותית עברה בהצטיינות יתרה מבחן במדעים של כיתה ח' (Artificial Intelligence System Cum Laude Passed 8th Grade Science Test)

    Haaretz
    September 6, 2019
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    המחיר המושתק של בינה מלאכותית (The secret price of artificial intelligence)

    ynet
    August 12, 2019
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    Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence to Open Israeli Branch

    CTech
    May 20, 2019
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