Official Opening of AIM Lab

ICAI Amsterdam's latest lab, AI for Medical Imaging (AIM) Lab celebrated its official opening on Friday 31st January. This included remarks from Geert ten Dam, President of the Executive Board of UvA, Victor Everhardt, Alderman of the City of Amsterdam, and a keynote from Bram van Ginneken, Professor at Radboud University Medical Center.
Xiantong Zhen, Marel Worring, Geert ten Dam, Victor Everhardt, Cees Snoek

The AIM Lab, the 11th ICAI lab, is a research collaboration between the Inception Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IIAI) from the United Arab Emirates and the University of Amsterdam. Cees Snoek, scientific co-director of the lab explained how such lab partnerships drive AI innovation, talent development and ecosystem growth. He went on to say, “We are thrilled about this collaboration with the IIAI, a powerhouse in artificial intelligence research, and look forward to invent new technology for medical imaging together”.

The event continued with welcome remarks from Peter van Tienderen, the dean of the Faculty of Science of the UvA. Bram van Ginneken, professor at Radboud University Medical Center, gave a keynote on medical imaging. He explained its applications and the need for more research in the deep learning and computer vision technology involving medical imaging.

Marcel Worring, the other scientific co-director of AIM Lab, went on to describe what the seven PhDs in the project will do on this topic and how the excellent scientific infrastructure of IIAI and UvA will help to create optimal synergy.

Before the official opening, Geert ten Dam gave a short speech indicating how AIM Lab fits in the Amsterdam agenda ‘AI Technology for People’, followed by Victor Everhardt who emphasized the important role he sees for AIM Lab and Amsterdam Science Park for the Life Sciences and Health Strategy of Amsterdam.

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