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The Utrecht housing dataset – example dataset for prediction

The Utrecht housing dataset is a freely available dataset that can be used by students to learn about data science and machine learning. It is a synthetic dataset that was derived from actual data about the Dutch hoursing market. Since it is synthetic, it containt no noise, high qulaity data and comes in three different…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Using AI to count all the solar panels in the world

One photovoltaic solar energy generating unit, two photovoltaic solar energy generating units… Solar power generation is one option for decarbonising electricity production. However, if we don’t know how many solar panels there are in the world and where they are, we’re missing a piece of information about how well we are doing with with regard…

Suzanne Atkins
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Public perception on the responsibility for incidents involving autonomous vehicles

https://doi.org/10.54822/QBYL2425 This paper has been published in the “Computer and Society Research Journal“, a free to publish, open access journal for socially relevant computer science research. PDF Download Download the full article for free Abstract We conducted a survey to investigate the public perception of the blame for incidents where autonomous vehicles (AVs) make poor…

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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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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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