Cees Snoek (UvA IvI) Receives Three Million Dollar Subsidy for AI Research
Computer scientist Cees Snoek receives from the US government a subsidy of three million dollar for the development of artificial intelligence that can recognize, find and understand activities and objects in video images with high precision and speed.
The subsidy is used for the purchase of hard ware and the appointment of three PhD students, a postdoc and a software engineer at the Institute for Informatics.
Where current artificial intelligence focuses mainly on recognizing simple actions such as walking, jumping and skateboarding, the Amsterdam researcher hopes to extend the concept of artificial intelligence to the automatic interpretation of complex visual activities. Read more on the proposed work HERE.
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.