Tilburg newest ICAI location with MasterMinds Lab
MindLabs recently joined the national Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI). This makes Tilburg one of eight locations with an ICAI lab. Together with the partners in the MasterMinds project, MindLabs collaborates in this public-private research lab, named MasterMinds AI Lab. The MasterMinds AI Lab is one of the many initiatives within MindLabs and is dedicated to the development and evaluation of new technologies, focusing on the cross-fertilization between artificial minds and human minds.
Artificial Intelligence and Human Behavior
The ICAI is a national collaboration of several universities, companies and the Dutch government with 27 labs on eight locations. The goal of the Dutch government and universities is to remain at the forefront of AI by knowledge development and nurturing young talent. MasterMinds collaborates in research at the intersection of robotics and avatars, serious gaming, decision making, and virtual and augmented reality. The results of these studies are applied to realize AI solutions for the benefit of society.
Professor Max Louwerse, scientific director of the MasterMinds AI Lab: “The future of AI increasingly lies at the intersection between artificial intelligence and human behavior. The MasterMinds project works at this interface to develop new technologies and will be able to apply them immediately. This is entirely in the nature of MindLabs.”
Five MasterMinds research projects
The MasterMinds project consists of five innovative research projects, aiming to develop breakthroughs with interactive AI technologies such as serious gaming, augmented and virtual reality, intelligent tutoring systems and natural language processing and data science. Research questions include: Can we train and improve complex decision-making using serious gaming? What is the learning effect of training pilots using virtual reality? How do we effectively design AR and VR training modules? How can we develop and use intelligent tutoring systems? The project is funded to stimulate regional ecosystems to develop a resilient, sustainable, and future-proof economy with a central role for SME’s.
The MasterMinds project brings together knowledge institutions, industrial partners, and governmental organizations to work together on AI solutions that can be readily used for the partners. The project aims to develop AI technologies combined with the impact on and input from human behavior, across multiple sectors in society in the field of aerospace, logistics, maintenance, and education focusing on robotics and avatars, serious gaming and learning, language and data science technologies and virtual and augmented reality solutions. The project provides a T-shaped profile of explainable AI solutions, where depth is achieved per subproject while breadth is achieved across the five projects. The project answers questions that have been formed by the industrial partners to prepare for the technology-driven future that lies ahead.
The five MasterMinds reseach projects:
- Serious Games in logistics – Port of Rotterdam
- VR for air force simulations – Dutch Royal Airforce and MultiSIM
- AR & VR for production and maintenance – Actemium, Marel en CastLab
- Evidence-based prevention: predictive analytics – Interpolis en Gemeente Tilburg
- Virtual Reality in Education – WPG Zwijsen, Spacebuzz en Timeaware
MasterMinds brings together the “brightest minds” in artifical and human intelligence.