Frank van Harmelen on NPO Radio: On the need for a Europe-wide AI Initiative
Frank van Harmelen features on NPO Radio on why he feels scientists in Europe are lagging behind China and the United States in the field of artificial intelligence. China and the U.S. are investing billions and luring scientific talent away from Europe with high salaries and excellent research facilities in the field of AI.
The brain drain of students and researchers is affecting Dutch universities, with Professors finding it increasingly difficult to find PhD candidates to conduct research. Companies are seducing students with high salaries and working conditions.
In order to catch up with the competition, Europe must establish a high-quality scientific institute. This is the aim of CLAIRE (Confederation of Laborations for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe).
To read more on the initiative & to listen see HERE
CWI researcher Peter Boncz has been appointed as one of the 2022 fellows of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).
The ADS Thesis Award winners for 2022 are Philipp Sommerhalter and Sarah Kwakkelaar in the BSc category and Krijn Doekemeijer and Julia Sudnik for the MSc category. The winners were announced at the ADS Highlights Event on the 8th of December 2022!
A symposium entitled ‘From Systems and Networks to Complex Cyber Infrastructures’ took place on 9th December 2022 in honor of Cees de Laat (UvA IvI) and Leon Gommans (UvA IvI).