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
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.