New Collaboration Agreement for ADS & Insight
This five year agreement is designed to develop a greater understanding between the two Data Science organisations and to cooperate in academic areas including staff and student exchange, joint research and training.
(Pictured: Insight Business Development Manager Eamon O’Doherty and Director of Amsterdam Data Science Professor Maarten de Rijke)
The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is Ireland’s largest data science research body, encompassing 400 researchers developing technologies in a wide range of fields including connected health, smart cities, semantic web and media analytics. The Centre has over 40 industry partners and was established by Science Foundation Ireland in 2013. www.insight-centre.org
CWI spin-off company DuckDB Labs helped create startup MotherDuck which aims to connect DuckDB to the cloud. MotherDuck sports some big names: its CEO is Jordan Tigani, founding engineer at Google’s BigQuery, Google’s fully managed data analysis platform. A big part of the $47.5 million funding comes from Andreessen Horowitz, a prominent venture capital firm, specialized in technology startups.
Breaking ground as the first international conference on Hybrid Human Artificial Intelligence, HHAI22 held its first-ever in-person meeting in Amsterdam in the summer of 2022, establishing the beginnings of an international research community. ADS contributed to the conference by hosting a Meetup around the topic of Hybrid Intelligence.
There are legal rules and ethical frameworks, but little or no practical guidance on responsible design. In her inaugural lecture “System error, please restart”, Nanda Piersma argues what ‘responsible’ means and how we can carry out the (further) development of IT systems in such a way that it also earns our trust.