Andre Baart wins High Potential Award in Amsterdam Innovation Contest with Kasadaka
Congratulations to Andre Baart (UvA-VU) for being awarded 5000Euro for the High Potential Award at the Amsterdam Science & Innovation Impact Awards for the Voice SDK for the ICT4D voice platform Kasadaka.
The Kasadaka “talking box” is a platform to develop voice-based technologies for those who are not connected to the Internet, cannot read or write and speak under-resourced languages. Kasadaka has been extensively tested during the elective ICT4D course at VU, by 46 master students to build applications for farmers in rural Africa. Kasadaka is now being used in a new joint ICT4D course for students of VU and UNIMAS in Sarawak Malaysia, which started this month.
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.