Hybrid Intelligence Centre Launched
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science today granted €20 million over a 10-year period to a research programme on Hybrid Intelligence, with three senior ADS members as principle investigators.
Frank van Harmelen (VU), Maarten de Rijke (UvA) and Max Welling (UvA), together with colleagues from the TU Delft, and the Universities of Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht, will investigate new AI techniques for Hybrid Intelligence.
Hybrid Intelligence (HI) is the combination of human and machine intelligence, expanding human intellect instead of replacing it. Hybrid Intelligence requires meaningful interaction between artificial intelligent agents and humans to negotiate and align goals, intentions and implications of actions. Developing HI needs fundamentally new solutions to core research problems in AI.
The Centre will develop AI techniques aimed at exploring the differences between humans and intelligent computers and to help build collaboration between the two in hybrid teams that perform better than people or computers separately.
Frank van Harmelen, leader of the Hybrid Intelligence consortium, said:
“Our Hybrid Intelligence Centre is a great example of the added value of Amsterdam Data Science: four of the six principle investigators are active participants in the ADS community. The only way to obtain such a large grant is through close collaboration across institutional boundaries, and ADS is a great help in forging those collaborations in Amsterdam and beyond.”
For more information check out the Hybrid Intelligence Centre website.
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.