ICAI Interview with Marjan van den Akker: Using algorithms to future-proof the Dutch public transport system

Marjan van den Akker is Scientific Director of the Utrecht AI & Mobility Lab. This lab addresses complicated planning puzzles in public transport. Van den Akker: ‘We are in a quadrangle with learning from data, optimization algorithms, agent-based simulations and human-centered AI.’ Read the interview

Interested in Mobility in the Netherlands? Join the Meetup on November 18!

Current developments in ICAI labs:


The e/MTIC AI-Lab focuses on improving personalized treatment in healthcare. In this article the lab provides an update of their latest state-of-the-art initiatives: the Health Data Portal and the 'From Bench to Bedside' project.

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Listen to the newest episode of 'Snoek op Zolder' podcast

Snoek op Zolder podcast
Snoek op Zolder is the biweekly science podcast of the Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) and ICAI. In this week's episode #11, host of the podcast Hennie Huijgens talks to Jan-Jacob Sonke on the use of AI for radiotherapy in the Netherlands Cancer Institute, 'sloppy cancer cells', the role of doctors and patients in AI research.

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Future Impact joins ICAI Launch Pad

Future Impact, a tech-job focused platform for young talent, and ICAI will collaborate in the Launch Pad programme. Launch Pad is initiated by ICAI to connect young AI talent to the Dutch ecosystem. Together with Future Impact and the Dutch AI Coalition, ICAI wants to further expand Launch Pad into a pro-active support programme for AI careers in the Netherlands.

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ICAI Meetups November

ICAI the labs

ICAI: The Labs

Thursday, November 18, 2021
12-13hrs CET, online
This edition focuses on Mobility in NL. The Utrecht AI & Mobility Lab and the EAISI Mobility Lab each present their work and discuss challenges and developments made in this field. With Emilia Silvas (TU/e), Manuel Muñoz Sánchez (TU/e) and Marjan van den Akker (UU) Sign up!
ICAI startups NL

ICAI: Startups NL

Thursday, November 25, 2021, 15-17hrs CET, on location: Startup Village
Two inspiring Dutch startups, DuckDB Labs and Stream Machine will share their insights on Applied AI Technologies for data stream processing and data analytics. Sign up!

Thank you for joining the ICAI Day: A Deep Dive into AI!

It was exciting to host a physical event again on October 27 and we enjoyed the second ICAI Day very much. You can find the lectures of Michael Bronstein and Xie Weiyi and the panel discussion of the ICAI Labs here online to (re)watch.
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