Yoni Schirris, IvI PhD candidate, wins first edition of UvA 3MT pitch competition
3MT stands for “Three Minute Thesis”. It is a pitch competition that originally started at the University of Queensland, it has become an international competition with representatives of 900 universities from 85 countries all competing against each other. The pitches revolve around explaining your PhD research to a lay audience in a video of no more than three minutes. This year, for the first time, the University of Amsterdam joined the competition.
AI and Immunotherapy
Yoni Schirris is working on an AI application that can determine which cancer patients may benefit from immunotherapy based on standard microscopic images of their tumour. By winning the UvA 3MT pitch competition, Schirris received €1000 and will now record a new pitch to represent the UvA in the international competition.
Want to support him? As of September 20, you can vote for him to win the People’s Choice Award.
Recap Knowledge Session on urgent questions about ChatGPT
Pascal Wiggers, Frank Kresin and the Digitial Society School recently organized a knowledge session to discuss the possibilities and dangers of ChatGPT for education with teachers.
ROBUST AI programme receives additional €25 million in funding from Dutch Research Council
ROBUST, a new initiative by the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI).
UvA Impact Stories presents first edition on Smart Cities
UvA’s new segment called Impact Stories just released its first edition which will focus on Smart Cities. Learn more about cameras, AI and the use of your data in the smart city here. In this piece, UvA researchers Cees Snoek and Heleen Janssen are examining the massive potential, pitfalls and impact of all this knowledge on our society.