Frank van Harmelen in I/O Magazine on CLAIRE: Toward a vibrant & exciting AI scene
Read the interview in the current issue of I/O Magazine with Frank van Harmelen and Holger Hoos discussing the importance of a European initiative on AI, CLAIRE: the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe. The aim of CLAIRE is to help the EU and national administrations to prevent brain drain of both students and faculty members and to make sure that Europe has a vibrant and exciting AI scene.
Frank van Harmelen strongly supports the CLAIRE initiative. He adds: ‘Europe is starting from a position of strength. A recent Elsevier study showed that Europe has the largest research output compared to China and the US. But we are in danger of losing our position due to lack of investments and commitment.’ Especially in the Netherlands the situation is not good, Hoos and Van Harmelen stipulate. ‘Countries such as the UK, Germany and France, and even Finland and Denmark are investing heavily. The Netherlands have a strong community and position in AI, and AI is one of the five themes in the “Kennis- en Innovatieagenda ICT”, but a visible dedicated AI programme is sorely missing.’
Read the full article in the I/O Magazine HERE
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and Data Science Center (DSC) of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) are joining forces in a new joint fellowship for (teams of) researchers interested in exploring the intersection of data science and other disciplines. The first fellow of the new program, Dr. Davide Ceolin, will start his fellowship at the IAS on June 17. Ceolin is currently affiliated with CWI.
Nanda Piersma, lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), has been appointed as a crown member of the Social and Economic Counsil (SER). This is the first time that a lecturer has been appointed as member of the SER. Nanda Piersma was approached because of her expertise in the field of digitisation.
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.