Dutch Research Agenda Funding for research consortium with Maarten de Rijke as Principal Investigator
Maarten de Rijke, Professor of AI and Information Retrieval at the University of Amsterdam, is the Principal Investigator of the consortium of the research project LESSEN: Chat-based Conversational Intelligence with Limited Resources. The allocated amount is 4.6 million euros.
The project has received funding in the third round of the Dutch Research Agenda programme Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). A total of 28 consortia will work in interdisciplinary teams on research that will bring both scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. The entire knowledge chain and societal organisations, including public as well as private parties, will work closely together in these projects.
A total of more than 149 million euros has been made available. The Dutch Research Agenda has contributed 131 million euros and the remaining 18 million euros is co-funded by the local and international consortium partners. The projects awarded funding focus on questions from society that form the substantive agenda of the NWA.
The consortia contain a wide representation of knowledge organisations as well as societal partners, varying from public parties such as Dutch and international museums, hospitals, universities and knowledge institutions, to foundations, patient associations and other citizen initiatives, municipalities, provinces and government ministries. Industry is also well represented.
The Dutch Applied AI Award is one of the awards presented during the annual Computable Awards. Since 2020 the Centre of Expertise Applied AI together with Computable and the podcast De Dataloog reward an innovative initiative in the field of applied Artificial Intelligence.
The Digital Interactions Lab. Our research bridges the gap between the technology-oriented and market-led formulation of the smart agenda with a sociological and psychological understanding of what people need artificial intelligence to be, and how data science might enhance our societies. This is a research group within the Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam.
The University of Applied Sciences has opened applications for its new Master Applied AI per April 1st 2022. This Dutch, 1-year Master’s programme allows students to understand, design, develop and implement AI. For the study year of 2022-2023 there will be place for 30 students.