ADS at the Data Science for Societal Challenges Congress

Amsterdam Data Science were well represented at the recent ScienceWorks Congress on Data Science for Societal Challenges (22 November, Den Haag).

The Congress addressed how data science can be used responsibly by science, government and business.

  • Jacco van Ossenbruggen presented Amsterdam Data Science in the National Data Science Research Agendas session
  • Lynda Hardman chaired the session on Groundbreaking Applications of AI
  • Maarten de Rijke presented in the plenary session on the Innovation Center for AI (ICAI)


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