Center of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence have been awarded € 500,000 from KNAW/NRO
We really want to get all students of the AUAS ‘AI-ready’ says scientific director Nanda Piersma. “This is not a general introduction to AI, it is about applying AI in the field they are trained in. So when students are studying to become an accountant or a physiotherapist for example, we already want to teach them about how AI is going to affect their work in the future.”
With the Comenius Leadership Fellow 2021, Piersma can start fulfilling that ambition over the next three years. “We actually want to start doing an AI impact scan, per course,” Piersma explains. “At what level is AI going to influence a field of work? What does that mean for what professionals need to be able to do, and then what does that mean for the education itself?” She hopes that this project will allow students to become more familiarized with AI and the implications of AI before they enter the job market.
CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs helped create startup MotherDuck which aims to connect DuckDB to the cloud. MotherDuck sports some big names: its CEO is Jordan Tigani, founding engineer at Google’s BigQuery, Google’s fully managed data analysis platform. A big part of the $47.5 million funding comes from Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent venture capital firm, specialized in technology startups.
Breaking ground as the first international conference on Hybrid Human Artificial Intelligence, HHAI22 held its first-ever in-person meeting in Amsterdam in the summer of 2022, establishing the beginnings of an international research community. ADS contributed to the conference by hosting a Meetup around the topic of Hybrid Intelligence.
There are legal rules and ethical frameworks, but little or no practical guidance on responsible design. In her inaugural lecture “System error, please restart”, Nanda Piersma argues what ‘responsible’ means and how we can carry out the (further) development of IT systems in such a way that they earn our trust.