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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…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

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.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

2020 information science research agenda

At ICT Institute we aim to combine academic research and practical applications. One way we do this, is by selecting topics for information research. Below is the list of topics that we identified as relevant in 2020. For each topic, one or more students from the Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit will write a thesis. A total…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Testing Face Recognition Algorithms on Algorithmic Bias

One of the most interesting research projects of ICT Institute was the thesis work by Jesse Tol. Jesse investigated whether face recognition algorithms do less well when used on people who wear headgear (scarfs, caps, hats). It is important that algorithms perform equally well when tested on headgear, since there are religious and cultural minorities…

Sieuwert van Otterloo
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Coursera machine learning course

The Coursera Machine Learning course by Stanford University is a great advanced course on Artificial Intelligence. If you are interested in becoming an AI expert, you fortunately do not need to pursue a bachelor, master, or PhD in AI to learn what terms like Intelligent Agents, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks mean. In this article…

Joost Krapels