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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.

Sieuwert van Otterloo

What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and what are the benefits?

Many software development companies that are transitioning to Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) or considering to do so. In this post we explain what SaaS is and what the potential benefits are. In later posts we will dive further into the technical changes needed to make SaaS work.

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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…

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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…

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Privacy management with ISO 27701

Accountability is a central principle in the¬†General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This data protection principle creates the obligation to be able to demonstrate compliance. Simply doing your best to comply isn’t enough, but ‘appropriate technical and organizational measures’ have to be taken. Some form a privacy management system has to be in place to demonstrate…

Jelle Hoekstra