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Public perception on the responsibility for incidents involving autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles, often called self-driving cars, sometimes make mistakes. We published an article in “Computers and Society Research Journal” about public perception of blame for incidents involving autonomous vehicles. If an autonomous vehicle makes a mistake when driving on a difficult road, is the driver, the manufacturer or road owner to blame? We conducted a…

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Summer school AI and machine learning

In June 2021  we taught a one week summerschool at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences.  In this article we outline how this week was set up and share some of the lecture material.

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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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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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