Episode 15 met Gijs Dubbelman

In Snoek op Zolder #15 is Gijs Dubbelman van het EAISI Mobility Lab van TU Eindhoven University en NXP Semiconductors te gast. De aflevering gaat over de toekomst van neurale netwerken in zelfrijdende auto’s, het nut en de uitdagingen van zelflerende systemen, segmentatie van videobeelden om daaruit veel meer informatie te halen, neurale netwerken die meerdere taken aankunnen, transparantie van dat soort netwerken, trainingsdata voor intelligente auto’s, Europa versus China en de VS, het Max Verstappen effect en data analyse in de F1, duurzaamheid en AI en de toekomst van de automotive industrie.

ICAI Launch Pad open call for 2nd batch of motivated PhD students looking to receive free career coaching

PhD Students following an AI-related study who are planning to enter the job market can register for an intensive free career program as of now. During this intense program the students will receive 1:1 coaching sessions from an AI-domain specialist with over 10 years’ experience within the field.

Among other things students will learn about:

  • The differences between the academic field and commercial industry,
  • How to find relevant jobs in the market,
  • How to reach out to potential employers
  • How to build-up your LinkedIn profile,
  • How to best build your resume to stand out, and
  • How to prepare for a job interview all get addressed.

Students can register till the 15th of February ’22 when the 1st rounds of qualification will start.
Register here or send an email to kai@future-impact.io.

Episode 14 with Marlou Snelders and Saskia Lensink

In this new episode of Snoek op zolder host Hennie Huijgens speaks with Marlou Snelders and Saskia Lensink about research into language and speech technology at the NAIN. They discuss who pays for such a research lab and how you organize such a complex collaboration. They talk about the growth fund of the Dutch AI Coalition and about why and how you should involve citizens in the development of AI. There is also some gossip about Bert, Robbert, Bertje, Roberta and Camembert. (This podcast is in Dutch.)

Marlou Snelders is innovation liaison at HSD Security Delta and coordinator of the Security, Peace and Justice working group of the Dutch AI Coalition and Saskia Lensink is specialist in the field of language and speech technology at TNO and one of the leaders of the NAIN.

Episode #13 with Laura Hollink

In aflevering #13 van Snoek op Zolder vertelt Laura Hollink van het Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) en het Cultural AI Lab, over de ICAI samenwerking van CWI, TNO, de UvA en de VU, het KNAW Humanities Cluster, de Koninklijke Bibliotheek, het Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid én het Rijksmuseum, over hoe BERTje het mkb kan helpen om ook met AI te starten, over white boxing the black box, over hoe AI interessant wordt gemaakt voor gebruik door geesteswetenschappers en over een eerlijk en onbevooroordeeld aanbevelingssysteem voor boeken die je kunt lenen.

Over Snoek op Zolder

Snoek op Zolder is de tweewekelijkse wetenschapspodcast van ICAI en de Nederlandse AI Coalitie (NL AIC). Hennie Huijgens duikt met een onderzoeker van een publieke of private organisatie in de wereld van kunstmatige intelligentie. Zijn belangrijkste vraag is ‘wat is de stand van zaken in AI onderzoek, en wat betekent dat voor mij en voor de samenleving?’

Episode #12 Snoek op Zolder

In deze aflevering van de Snoek op Zolder podcast vertelt Marcel van Gerven van de Radboud Universiteit en het het Donders AI for Neurotech Lab, over machine learning methods for brain reading and brain writing technologies, AI over vijf en vijftien jaar, “krijgen we straks robots met neurale implantaten en AI technologie?”, “AI, HBO-studenten en het mkb” en “wie was Frans Donders?”

Over Snoek op Zolder

Snoek op Zolder is de tweewekelijkse wetenschapspodcast van ICAI en de Nederlandse AI Coalitie (NL AIC). Hennie Huijgens duikt met een onderzoeker van een publieke of private organisatie in de wereld van kunstmatige intelligentie. Zijn belangrijkste vraag is ‘wat is de stand van zaken in AI onderzoek, en wat betekent dat voor mij en voor de samenleving?’

Current developments in ICAI labs: e/MTIC AI Lab

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.

Future diagnostics, treatments and prevention in healthcare are supported by AI systems that are trained by large data sets. This requires a professional and structural approach for a data platform, not only from a functional ICT perspective but also from a non-functional perspective in data and cyber security, privacy, liability, robustness, ownership, access control and many other aspects.

e/MTIC AI works with a unique mixture of industry, clinical partners and researchers to increase the value of AI for clinical practice and improve personalized treatment. The research and innovation, conducted by the five e/MTIC partners, are increasingly ‘data driven’. Breakthrough innovations are based on insights obtained from combining and analyzing data sets from various domains and sources.

e/MTIC Health Data Portal

To safely share the medical data from these multiple institutions, e/MTIC established a scalable collaboration platform called the Health Data Portal (HDP). The e/MTIC HDP is the first health data platform in the Netherlands that will be able to bring together data from different disciplines and institutes to speed up health innovations by facilitating large amounts of data from complementary sources to be stored, shared and researched in a secure, reliable and privacy-respecting way.

This year the e/MTIC HDP has progressed sufficiently to take the next step in the direction of integration in national health infrastructures. With this, it will play an important role in the national network of the Health-RI project, financed by the National Growth Fund.

In practice, with the e/MTIC Health Data portal, PhD students can spend more time on research instead of arranging and collecting data and sorting out all kinds of legal aspects.

From Bench to Bedside

With such solid data infrastructure in place, e/MTIC – Fast track to clinical innovation – takes shape in many projects, amongst which ‘From Bench to Bedside‘. This project focuses on accelerating digital innovation by co-creating in 6 months innovation cycles with a multidisciplinary team (Catharina Hospital, Philips Research and the TU/e).

Newly developed solutions need to have a practical application in healthcare and preferably implemented quickly and as impactfully as possible. However, every innovation has a long journey, from the first idea to a product or a solution. This innovation circle can be reduced considerably by using existing and new data combined with AI. The Bench to Bedside methodology covers 4 phases: identifying clinical requirements, identifying technical requirements, followed by building and testing a proof of concept. These 4 phases come in form of innovation cycles of only six months.

e/MTIC is a large-scale research collaboration between the Catharina Hospital, Maxima Medical Center, Kempenhaeghe Epilepsy and Sleep Center, Eindhoven University of Technology and Philips Eindhoven.

Listen to the newest episode of ‘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, and more. The podcast is in Dutch.

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.

ICAI believes that the Netherlands offers great opportunities in the field of AI, but that AI talent and the organizations that need this talent are not yet able to find each other. The aim of Launch Pad is to connect AI talent to the Dutch ecosystem by providing a matchmaking process between AI-PhD students and Dutch companies looking for AI talent. Future Impact will fulfill the role of matchmaker.

Partnership

All partners in the Launch Pad collaboration have a specific expertise and role in the matchmaking process. ICAI will use its network of ICAI labs to connect with PhD students who are about to enter the labor market. Future Impact will focus on the recruitment and matching of young AI talent. And the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC) will provide a network of organizations who are involved with AI in the Netherlands.

Awareness of AI opportunities

The Launch Pad programme wants to create awareness amongst students of the possibilities in the Dutch ecosystem. At the moment, many trained PhD students go (back) abroad, without being aware of the possibilities and favorable living conditions in the Netherlands. ICAI wants more students to stay in the Netherlands after pursuing their PhD.

Future Impact as matchmaker

Future Impact will act as matchmaker and introduce AI talent to Dutch based partners. The platform has a broad network of relevant organizations looking for AI talent. In addition to the matchmaking role, Future Impact offers support throughout the whole matchmaking and application process. This includes coaching candidates in finding their areas of interest, helping them to prepare for job interviews and negotiating contracts.

ICAI mission

One of the missions of ICAI is to create and nurture a national AI knowledge and talent ecosystem. ICAI Launch Pad is the next practical step in carrying out this mission.

Registration open now! ICAI Day: A Deep Dive into AI


On the 27th of October ICAI organizes the ICAI Day: A Deep Dive into AI. This hybrid event will take place on location in Den Bosch and online. The focus of this ICAI event will be on the technological side of AI. Registration for the event is now open for everybody who is interested. You can register here.

Together with the ELSA Labs community of NLAIC, we organize a lunch event as part of the ICAI day for all the labs. In small table settings we will deep dive into specific area’s and how to work on AI with trustworthiness integrated in the technology. Introductions will come from the Police Lab and ELSA Lab. You must be physically present to attend this part of the programme.

We have speakers from outside and inside the labs who will dive into the latest technologies of AI and show work on Geometric Deep Learning: from Euclid to drug design (Michael Bronstein, Imperial College & Twitter) and graph convolution networks (Xie Weiyi, Radboud MC/Thira Lab). Finally our experts in the labs, from academia and industry, will share insides on lessons learned from the collaborations in the ICAI labs.


The event will take place in two parts:

12:00 – 13:30 Part 1: Lunch table discussions
With introductions of:
Heleen Rutjes (TU Eindhoven, ELSA Labs)
Maurits Bleeker (UvA, Police Lab)
Sarah Ibrahimi (UvA, Police Lab)

Topics of the lunch table discussions:
– Inclusive society with data engineering
– Autonomous systems in mobility
– Robotics & autonomous agents
– Computer vision in healthcare
– Using AI in education and governmental org.
– Online personalization and impact

13:45 – 17:00 Part 2: ICAI plenary event
13:45 – 14:00 Welcome by chair Nathan de Groot and director of ICAI Maarten de Rijke
14:00 – 14:45 Keynote Michael Bronstein Geometric Deep Learning: from Euclid to drug design (Twitter, Imperial College)

14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 15:30 Lecture Xie Weiyi (Thira Lab) – Graph Attention Networks for airway labeling
15:30 – 15:35 Short videos of different ICAI labs
15:35 – 16:20 Discussion table ICAI labs –Lessons learned in collaboration:
Elvan Kula (ING, AI for Fintech Lab),
Georgios Tsatsaronis (Elsevier, Discovery Lab),
Cees Snoek (UvA, QUVA, AIM & Atlas Lab)
16:20 – 16:30 Closing words

16:30 – 17:30 Drinks


We look forward welcoming you at our event!

Register here

Save The Date – ICAI Day Autumn Edition – 27 October

During the second edition of the ICAI Day we will take a closer look at the way ICAI brings together knowledge institutes, industry, and government to catalyze knowledge creation in AI.

We will address questions such as: What does it look like for industry to work closely together with academia? How can you bring academic work into practice?

Experts and talent from academia, industry and government will share lessons learned on this topic. We will also hear from speakers who invest in public-private collaboration by working simultaneously on the academic and on the industry side.

27 October 2021
12:00 – 17:00 hrs
Den Bosch*

More information about the program and how to subscribe will be shared soon!

*This ICAI Day will have a hybrid format. Participation will be possible both in-person and online.