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Author Sieuwert van Otterloo

Sieuwert van Otterloo
Author: Sieuwert van Otterloo
Dr. Sieuwert van Otterloo is a court-certified IT expert with interests in agile, security, software research and IT-contracts.

Evaluating risk management methods for software projects

In order to complete a software project on time, one should do risk management and take the right measures to mitigate all likely risks. Several attempts have been made to identify typical project risks and recommended measures. One of the latest attempts was made by ICTU and NEN, in the standard NPR 5326. Saskia Woortman…

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Effective learning analytics for higher education

Most universities use online learning platforms, either to support in-person classes or as the main channel for communication with students. These platforms collect data and statistics that could be used to optimize the learning process: The term ‘learning analytics’ was introduced in 2011 to denote this promising use of learning data. Despite its promises, learning…

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AI, Machine Learning and neural networks explained

This summer, we were invited by the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences to explain artificial intelligence, machine learning and neural networks.In a one hour webinar, we used python to train an actual neural network, showed the audience what can go wrong and how to fix it, with time left for discussing the ethical implications of…

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FAIR data: what is it and why is it important

FAIR data is a set of principles to make sure that any data that has been collected is stored properly. FAIR data was introduced for scientific data, but the principles are also useful for government data or company data. Any valuable data that is used by multiple organisations should be made FAIR.

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History of Artificial Intelligence: The Turing test

Now that most events and meetings are cancelled due to the Covid19 quarantine measures, I thought it would be interesting to share some reading material. My first recommended pick is the article that started the field of Artificial Intelligence: Alan Turing’s paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’, published in Mind in 1950.

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