- The first article 'What is Artificial Intelligence?' explains what AI is, how it originated, how it works and the different types of AI. At the bottom of the article you will find the video 'Introduction to Artificial Intelligence'. It explains in 20 minutes what AI is, how it originated and its various applications. It also explains the difference between Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Data Science. Finally, Machine Learning is discussed in more detail.
- The article 'The implications of AI' explains what AI is, what it can do, how it is built and its history. The article also discusses the importance of AI and how it is changing our productivity and jobs.
- The article ‘Artificial Intellifence, taking inspiration from nature’ takes a closer look at how the development of AI is based on natural systems. The functioning of the brain, the mutation of genes and the cooperation between ants are examples of such natural processes that be found in the functioning of AI. The clear connection between nature and AI makes the digital world less abstract en therefore easier to understand.
- The Responsible AI Lab is a research lab of the Expertise Centre of Applied AI (HvA). Their article 'Responsible Artificial Intelligence in Practice' explains why AI is not neutral and how to be responsible with AI.
- In the livecast 'Applying Responsible AI in practice' the Centre of Expertise Applied AI (HvA) presents a dialogue on how we can design meaningful and usable AI applications. The lab focuses on the importance of inclusivity and diversity during the design proces of AI.
- The Civic AI Lab is a research lab working on the design, development and implementation of social and responsible AI. During the opening of the Civic AI Lab, Ruha Benjaming spoke, professor of African American studies at the Princeton University. In this video she explains how and why AI is not neutral and what its consequences are for certain groups.
What is AI?
This collection contains articles and videos that give an answer to the question 'What is AI and how can we use it responsibly?'.
The development of AI has brought us a lot of progress, but has at the same time dangerous consequences. In the future, AI will only become a bigger part of our daily lives, which is why it is important to know what AI is and how we can use it responsibly. With this in mind, this collection is a first step for civil servants and researchers who are getting started with AI or want to know more about it. Therefore, you will find articles and videos that are accessible and make AI as understandable as possible. After about an hour of reading articles and watching videos, you will have a basic understanding of AI that can help you understand and develop AI.
In this collection you will first find articles on the origin, the functioning and different forms of AI. Next, how the functioning of AI is inspired by nature, by making this relation visible the digital world of AI becomes less abstract. Then you will find articles from Amsterdam knowledge institutions that explain the consequences of AI and how we can deal with it responsibly. Finally, the 'Responsible Sensing Toolkit', a step-by-step plan for municipalities, organizations and communities that want to get started with responsible and ethical detection in public spaces.
An explanation of the different parts in this collection can be found at 'more information'.
AI in Amsterdam
A lot of research on Artificial Intelligence is taking place in Amsterdam, for this research, universities, hospitals, business and public organisations work together to drive a strong, connected ecosystem. In 2020, Amsterdam was even named one of the most 'AI-ready' cities in the world, which is clearly reflected in the education, projects and research programs that the city offers.
This collection contains an overview of AI labs of Amsterdam knowledge institutions and of the Municipality of Amsterdam.
AI in The Netherlands
Artificial Intelligence will strongly determine our future prosperity and well-being. Due to its generic nature, AI will have an impact on all business sectors, our private lives and society as a whole. The vigor with which we act now determines the control over our future, which will have significant effects within ten years. The Netherlands must therefore build and maintain a strong and distinctive positions in both the development and application of AI. Only by proactively deploying AI can we in the Netherlands help determine how AI is applied for social and economic challenges and how it can benefit us.
This collection contains an overview of national organizations that conduct research on Artificial Intelligence.
Source: NL AIC - Over de NL AIC
AI in Europe
Artificial Intelligence can help find solutions to many of society’s problems. This can only be achieved if the technology is of high quality, and developed and used in ways that earns peoples’ trust. Therefore, an EU strategic framework based on EU values will give citizens the confidence to accept AI-based solutions, while encouraging businesses to develop and deploy them.
This collection contains articles of European institutions that conduct research on Artificial Intelligence.
AI and environment
"Imagine if you could make part of the earth 'better'. That you could clean polluted areas, re-grow burned-out forests and re-create extinct animals. And all this without hardly having to do anything. The areas would protect themselves with the help of advanced, self-learning technology." (Bloemink, 2017). On the other hand, behind the technology of AI itself hides a large energy consumption and ecological footprint.
This collection contains research on AI and the environment.
AI and accessibility
The City of Amsterdam has the ambition of becoming a free, open, and sustainable city, fostering equal opportunities for everyone. Artificial intelligence could help us in this endeavour by providing us with diverse, innovative tools to measure and improve the physical, digital and social accessibility of our city.
This collection highlights recent work on leveraging AI for accessibility, and especially initiatives closely related to Amsterdam. It also links to a handful of innovative solutions that could serve as inspiration.
AI and policy
Artificial Intelligence is being applied in more and more fields. It can contribute to solving social issues, increase productivity and stimulate employment. At the same time, there are also risks associated with public values and human rights. Interdepartmental knowledge exchange and policy coordination are required to be able to take advantages of the opportunities offered by AI and to be well prepared for the risks of AI applications.
This collection contains research on AI and policy.
AI and health
Artificial intelligence is changing the work of healthcare providers worldwide an dhow we handle the health of our citizens and the care of our patients. The pace of this change is accelerating. AI offers great opportunities to promote the health of the population and the alleviate the increasing pressure on the Dutch healthcare system.
This collection contains research on AI and health.
Source: NL AIC - Gezondheid en Zorg
AI and ethics
Artificial Intelligence offers opportunities for solving social and economic issues. We should not miss those opportunities. However, AI applications also raise ethical questions. Therefore, such innovations must take place in a responsible manner.
This collection contains research on AI and ethical questions.
AI and education
Artificial Intelligence is already being used in education. However, this will become only more in the future. In addition, Artificial Intelligence will be able to monitor a student's learning process. Based on analyses and predictions, it can provide targeted feedback and propose adjustments to the learning process. This wat, it can increasingly support teachers in making decisions regarding the learning process and the development of students.
This collections contains research on Artificial Intelligence and education.
AI and welfare
Artificial Intelligence will strongly determine our future prosperity and well-being. Due to its generic nature, AI will have an impact on all business sectors, our private lives and society as a whole. AI is therefore a powerful means to solve economic and social issues.
This collection contains research on AI and welfare.
Source: NL AIC - Onderzoek Mckinsey
AI and mobility
The Dutch economy is largely dependent on mobility, transport and logistics. The need to strengthen the Dutch competitive position and to provide solutions for social issues such as employment, road safety, sustainability, traffic jams, comfort and ai quality, stimulates the innovation in mobility developments. Artificial Intelligence is increasingly playing a role in these developments.
This collection contains research on AI and mobility.
The 10th of December is International Human Rights Day. The week leading up to this day is Digital Rights Week.
During this week, activities related to digital human rights will take place throughout the city. Digital human rights are about all human rights from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but in the context of the digital, online world.
With digital human rights you can therefore think of the right to privacy, but also the right to participate. How do we ensure that everyone has access to the digital world? For example, for arranging banking affairs.
In this collection you can read which initiatives are taking place during the Digital Rights Week in Amsterdam. You will also find information about municipal policy on digital rights and which tools Amsterdam uses to safeguard people's digital rights. Subsequently, digital rights are discussed from an international perspective, and you will find research on the theme of digital rights by Amsterdam and national knowledge institutions. Finally, you will find a collection on the sub-theme of privacy.
January 28 is European Privacy Day. On this day, in 1981, the Data Protection Treaty was signed in Strasbourg.
Privacy. The theme is more current than ever because of the rapidly digitizing society. New technical gadgets are useful. Think of the smart doorbell that is on the rise. As a municipality, we think about the consequences of using it. Even if we use digital technology ourselves, such as cameras or sensors. What is the municipality doing to protect your privacy? In this collection you will find information about what the municipality of Amsterdam and social partners are doing to guarantee privacy and which tools contribute to this. You will also find a selection of research reports on privacy from various knowledge institutions.
The right to privacy is enshrined in Article 10 of The Constitution of the Kinkgdom of the Netherlands.
- Everyone shall have the right to respect for his privacy, without prejudice to restrictions laid down by or pursuant to Act of Parliament.
- Rules to protect privacy shall be laid down by Act of Parliament in connection with the recording and dissemination of personal data.
- Rules concerning the rights of persons to be informed of data recorded concerning them and of the use that is made thereof, and to have such data corrected shall be laid down by Act of Parliament.
The most important rules for handling personal data in The Netherlands are laid down in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Read here more about the Implementation Act of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Podcasts - Dossier Artificial Intelligence
In this article you will find an overview of podcasts related to Artificial Intelligence. A link and brief description of each podcast can be found below.
Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA)
The Next Big Thing - Informaticus Max Welling
De digitale stad - hoe keuzes in het hier en nu het digitale fundament van de toekomst bepalen
Deze week een gesprek met Thijs Turel en Aik van Eemeren. Thijs is programmamanager van het programma Responsible Urban Digitization bij het AMS institute. In zijn projecten staat de toepassing van big data en kunstmatige intelligentie voor het verbeteren van het stadsleven en het versterken van democratische processen en waarden centraal. Aik is programmamanager PublicTech bij de Gemeente Amsterdam. Vanuit deze rol werkt hij aan het vergroten van de acceptatie van technologieën door de stad Amsterdam. Hiervoor kijkt hij onder andere naar de betekenis van verantwoord digitaliseren, het publiek maken van technologieën en hoe de overheid om kan gaan met startups en disruptieve technologische ontwikkelingen.
Digitalisering is onderdeel geworden van ons dagelijks leven en dat betekent nogal wat. Thijs en Aik spreken over over potentie van digitalisering in de stad en reële risico’s die daarbij komen kijken. Welke ethische discussies en beslis-vraagstukken zijn hierbij van belang, hoe ziet de digitale stad van de toekomst eruit en welke impact hebben besluiten van vandaag op onze stedelijke toekomst?
Artikelen over digitalisering
Alle artikelen op openresearch die het keyword 'digitaal' bevatten.