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General AI activities

 

Discovery Lab

Who is involved: Elsevier, University of Amsterdam and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Goal: Driving scientific discovery using machine intelligence. The researchers study and develop technology, infrastructure and methods to support the current transformation of science. They focus on data-driven activity, where scientists increasingly rely on intelligent tooling for searching and reading scientific literature, to formulate hypotheses, and to interpret data.

More information: https://icai.ai/discovery-lab/ / https://discoverylab.ai/

 

TTT.AI

Who is involved: University of Amsterdam, VU Amsterdam, CWI, Utrecht University, Radboud University, Eindhoven University of Technology, university medical centres in Amsterdam, Utrecht and Nijmegen and the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer Sciences, supported by fund manager LUMO Labs

Goal: TTT.AI will apply knowledge from pioneering AI research and fund startups to accelerate bringing innovations to market and society. In the future, the consortium will be a one-stop shop for AI startups rooted in knowledge institutions.

More information: https://www.cwi.nl/news/2021/millions-for-ai-knowledge-and-investment-consortium

 

AI for business innovation

 

Centre of Expertise Applied AI - Labs for business

Who is involved: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS): Finance Lab, Legal Tech Lab, Responsible AI lab, Smart Asset Management Lab and Centre for Market Insights

Goal: The Centre of Expertise Applied AI drives the development of applications of AI technology in a responsible and inclusive manner. AI technology and its implications can only be understood in context and through experimentation. Each faculty of the AUAS has created a lab that brings research, education and practices together to solve challenges in the application of AI.

More information: https://www.amsterdamuas.com/appliedai

 

Atlas Lab

Who is involved: TomTom and University of Amsterdam

Goal: Atlas Lab will focus on using AI for developing advanced, highly accurate and safe high definition (HD) maps for self-driving vehicles. PhD students will work in the Atlas Lab on projects contributing to automated recognition of items like traffic signs, 3D-localization of vehicles and combining LIDAR (light detection and ranging) laser and camera images. For retrieving data, mobile mapping vans equipped with sensors, like LIDAR-systems and cameras, are being used.

More information: https://icai.ai/atlas-lab/

 

AI for Retail (AIR) Lab

Who is involved: Ahold Delhaize and University of Amsterdam

Goal: AIRLab conducts research into socially responsible algorithms that can be used to make recommendations to consumers and into transparent AI technology for managing goods flows. The research takes place at Albert Heijn and bol.com, both brands of Ahold Delhaize. In addition, AIRLab Amsterdam focuses on talent development tracks.

More information: https://icai.ai/airlab/

 

AI for health

 

Health data infrastructure

Who is involved: Amsterdam Economic Board, Amsterdam UMC, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek/Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), City of Amsterdam, OLVG, Philips, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam

Goal: Even though we collect medical data daily and we have enough computing power, we currently don't process and analyse that data because the majority of it is still not readily accessible. To change this, we need an integrated health data infrastructure at a national level. This infrastructure will allow for faster and better medical research, and it willl help us use AI solutions to improve patient care, public health and disease prevention. 

More information: https://amsterdameconomicboard.com/en/initiative/health-data-infrastructure

 

AI in Oncology Lab

Who is involved: University of Amsterdam and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek/Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI)

Goal: Developing new AI algorithms to treat cancer more effectively. Prior to and during treatment, a lot of complex patient information becomes available through medical imaging, pathology, DNA, et cetera. It is a challenge for medical specialists to choose and carry out the best treatment based on the wide range of information. The use of self-learning algorithms can offer a solution.

More information: https://icai.ai/amsterdam/

 

Centre of Expertise Applied AI - Smart Health/Care Lab

Who is involved: Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS): Smart Health/Care Lab

Goal: The Centre of Expertise Applied AI drives the development of applications of AI technology in a responsible and inclusive manner. AI technology and its implications for companies, organisations, governments and people can only be understood in context and through experimentation. The Smart Health/Care Lab is part of the Faculties of Health & Sports and Nutrition and brings research, education and practices together to solve challenges in the application of AI.

More information: https://www.amsterdamuas.com/appliedai

 

AI for citizens

 

AI Media & Democracy Lab

Who is involved: University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and CWI (national research institute for mathematics and computer science)

Goal: The AI Media & Democracy Lab focuses on how AI and digital technology are transforming media and democracy, such as ways to develop more human-centred and diverse systems and the possible role of chatbots in news provision. They will think about what tomorrow's media should look like and combine this with cutting-edge research at the interface between social sciences, law, humanities and computer science.

More information: https://www.aimediademocracy.nl/

 

Civic AI Lab

Who is involved: City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations

Goal: In the Civic AI Lab, PhD students will conduct research on AI issues in the areas of education, welfare, the environment, mobility and health. They will examine examples of friction so AI can be used to promote equality and provide fair opportunities. The lab will develop AI technology that highlights the inequality of opportunity in society, and actively increasing its prospects. The lab should make residents aware of both the opportunities and risks of AI.

More information: https://www.civic-ai.nl/

 

Cultural AI Lab

Who is involved: CWI, University of Amsterdam, KNAW Humanities Cluster, KB (national library), Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, Rijksmuseum, TNO and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Goal: Cultural AI builds a bridge between cultural heritage institutions, the humanities and computer science. Data and information from heritage institutions and technical knowledge from research institutions form the basis for developing AI tools that do justice to the complexity of human culture and that can be applied within the cultural heritage sector in the Netherlands. The aim is to make AI technology more aware of cultural contexts, and to connect cultural institutions to AI research in the Netherlands.

More information: https://www.cultural-ai.nl/