Using AI in the Fight Against COVID-19
Zeng Yi and Sun Kang from the Research Center for AI Ethics and Safety, Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence have written about the use of AI to investigate and understand COVID-19.
This has included using deep learning models to predict potential virus hosts based on gene sequence analysis and studying different coronaviruses. AI has also been used to assist the diagnostics of COVID-19, especially with automated CT image recognition and virus detection. Intelligent services have been provided by automated dialogue systems along with robots used to reduce physical interaction between patients and healthcare workers. Automated surveillance has also been used to find and control potential risks.
The use of AI in these circumstances, however, have led to technical and ethical risks on privacy, bias, safety, and accountability. As more personal information has been collected, the question of access control and release of the data should be regulated accordingly.
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).