ADS Professors Launch the Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI)
Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) officially launched
Science and business in the Netherlands are joining forces in the field of artificial intelligence. ICAI is an open collaborative initiative between knowledge institutes that is aimed at AI innovation through public-private partnerships. The Center is located at Amsterdam Science Park and is initiated by the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam together with the business sector and government.
Maarten de Rijke, director of ICAI and professor of Information Retrieval (UvA): ‘The Netherlands has all the resources to take up a prominent position in the international AI landscape – top talent, innovation strength and research at world-class level. ICAI combines these strengths in a unique national initiative.’
Labs: The organisation is built around industry labs – multi-year partnerships between academic and industrial partners aimed at technological and talent development. The first lab within ICAI is a partnership with Ahold Delhaize. In the joint ICAI-Ahold Delhaize industry lab (AIRLab), seven PhDs will conduct research into socially responsible algorithms that can be used to make recommendations to consumers and into transparent AI technology for managing goods flows.
More info on the ICAI Website
The ADS Thesis Awards aim to promote excellence in Data Science and AI from students at BSc and Master level. The Awards are open to students from all Amsterdam-based knowledge institutes.
On the 22nd of September LAB42 will host its Grand Opening from 15:00 onwards. LAB42 is an international hub for developing talent in the fields of digital innovation and AI. The building is the result of a partnership between the UvA, the municipality of Amsterdam and the business sector.
The UvA Data Science Centre, part of the University Library, is pleased to host its second yearly Data Science Day on the 13th of October 2022.