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Informatics Institute in the media

Researchers and students of the Informatics Institute regularly appear on radio, TV or the internet to present their research and its applications, and to use their expertise to indicate the news. This is an overview of media appearances and articles in newspapers, magazines and other (online) publications.

How the Buienradar can be improved
The Buienradar is one of the most popular apps in the Netherlands. De Volkskrant has an extensive background article about the app, which also discusses how the predictions could be further improved. Alfons Hoekstra is one of the experts speaking.
19 November, 2021 - NL De Volkskrant

Cees de Laat about securely sharing sensitive data
In an interview with trade magazine AG Connect, Cees de Laat talks about his work that enable trusted data sharing
11 November, 2021 - NL AG Connect

Max Welling about new research lab
Interview with Max Welling about the new machine learning lab.
10 November, 2021 - NL Tweakers

Sennay Ghebreab on neutral base AI
Is AI a blessing or a curse for society?
10 November, 2021 - NL Computable

Sennay Ghebreab nominated for a Black Achievement Award
He is honored to be nominated. 'But it's not about me'
01 November, 2021 - NL Trouw

How can data be shared securely & in a privacy-friendly manner?
By sharing data, hospitals can offer even better care and airplanes become even safer. In this podcast reference is made to AMdeX, one of the large projects of the CCI group, led by Cees de Laat.
28 October, 2021 - NL AG Connect, Podcast Spotify

China remains popular among Dutch scientists
Western governments shy away from cooperating with China.
The university must defend its cooperation. Both Frank van Harmelen (VU) and Maarten de Rijke (UvA), give their comments and De Rijke explains why it is important to cooperate.
25 October, 2021 - NL Het Financieele Dagblad

Five questions about inclusive algorithms
During a lecture in NEMO's De Studio, Sennay Ghebreab answered questions about using algorithms for a more inclusive society.
20 October, 2021 - NL Nemokennislink

There is so much more possible in the field of machine learning in Europe
Max Welling about the mission of ELLIS at European level.
14 October, 2021 - NL Dutch Digital Delta

Protecting the independence of AI research
Maarten de Rijke about the strong growth of Dutch AI research and about the dilemmas that this expansion entails for scientists.
10 October, 2021 - NL Het Financieele Dagblad

Sennay Ghebreab about how computers can make you think differently
Depending on what data you feed them, computers can take over human traits such as ethnic profiling and other forms of discrimination.
03 October, 2021 - NL Algemeen Dagblad
03 October, 2021 - NL Brabants Dagblad
NL Lecture Universiteit van Nederland

AMdeX, Amsterdam Data Exchange
In this article about sharing and analyzing all data from all aircraft of all airline companies, reference is made to AMdeX, one of the large projects of the CCI group (led by Cees de Laat). 
30 September, 2021 - NL Het Financieele Dagblad

Media attention for the Robust consortium
Media pay attention to the Robust consortium, which is coordinated by Maarten de Rijke.
20 September, 2021 - NL FD
20 September, 2021 - EN Mirage News
21 September, 2021 - NL ICT&Health
22 September, 2021 - NL Dutch IT channel
23 September, 2021 - EN Bits&Chips
23 September, 2021 - NL Emerce
28 September, 2021 - NL NH nieuws

The use of artificial intelligence in job applications
Sander Klous comments on this phenomenon.
24 August, 2021 - NL Nu.nl

Why image recognition in videos is just getting started
A conversation with professor emeritus Arnold Smeulders and promoted doctor Joost Huiskens.
19 August, 2021 - NL AG Connect Podcast

The broad scope of the business controller
Sander Klous about the impact of the information society on the work of  this generation of business controllers.
10 August, 2021 - NL Controllers Magazine

More media attention for the new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam
12 August, 2021 - EN John Adams Institute
12 August, 2021 - EN Invest in Holland
30 July, 2021 - NL Het Parool
21 July, 2021 - EN Silicon Republic
21 July, 2021 - NL Tweakers
21 July, 2021 - CN The Paper
21 July, 2021 - CN Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence

Media attention for the new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam
Dutch and foreign media pay attention to the new Microsoft Research Lab in Amsterdam, which will be led by Max Welling.
21 July, 2021 - NL Emerce
21 July, 2021 - NL Computable
21 July, 2021 - FR Marseille News
20 July, 2021 - EN GeekWire
20 July, 2021 - ES EzAnime.net
20 July, 2021 - CN Sohu.com

Algorithms without discrimination
Sander Klous  is quoted in this opinion article about using biased algorithms.
20 July, 2021 - NL De Volkskrant

Developing new AI strategies to improve precision radiotherapy
Stratis Gavves, Jan-Jakob Sonke and Maurits Walleswinkel, partners in the POP-AART Lab (part of ICAI) on optimizing online adaptive radiotherapy with groundbreaking AI methods.
15 July, 2021 - NL ICT&health

10 CxOs respond to Computable Award nomination
Ten people at board level, including Sennay Ghebreab, responded to their nomination in the CxO category and to what makes them good at their job.
15 July, 2021 - NL Computable

Dutch scientists and journalists on the rapid development of deepfake
Theo Gevers and Sezer Karaoglu, among others,  talk about the developments in the field of deepfake.
25 June, 2021 - NL NTR NPO2 De kennis van nu

Cees de Laat among signatories of opinion piece on Ransomeware in FD
A group of professors, including UvA-informatician Cees de Laat (UvA-IvI), urges in the Financieele Dagblad to pay no ransom when an organisation becomes a victim of Ransomware (criminals hold systems and data of a company or institution hostage).
3 July 2021 - NL Het Fiancieele Dagblad

Theo Gevers comments on 'headswaps' in the Volkskrant
In an article 'Deepfake it till you make it' Theo Gevers comments on 'headswaps' the next phase in the rapid development of deepfakes.
3 July 2021 - NL Volkskrant

Somaya Ben Allouch on Radio 1 about care robots
Could robots possibly take over part of the care in the future? Somaya talks about care robots and other ways in which technology can possibly help us with our healthcare.
29 June 2021- NL Focus, NPO Radio 1

Sennay Ghebreab UvA is nominated for the Computable Awards 2021
The municipality of Amsterdam has a Civic AI Lab since December 2020 that has been initiated by Sennay.  Researchers develop AI technologies for, for example, education, welfare and the mobility of residents. Specific attention is paid to non-discrimination and equal treatment. 
29 June 2021 - NL Computable
List with nominees
29 June 2021 - NL Computable

The Robocup 2021 NAO team
Forget the European football championship; this week in the central hall at Amsterdam Science Park students were teaching Nao’s play football for the worldwide RoboCup 2021! More images and a short video on their Instagram account.
Instagram account @UvA_Science

 In a year or two, live faceswaps will be as good as realistic
Theo Gevers says: when it comes to deepfakes, our society is not well informed and therefore not resilient enough.
21 June 2021 - NL Folia

Engineers Online on the appointment of Professor Judith Good
Last week, Judith Good was appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the UvA Informatics Institute. Professional magazine Engineers Online pays attention to this appointment.
14 June 2021 - NL engineersonline.nl
28 June 2021 - NL Folia

Video of Navalny's assistant not deepfake
Theo Gevers confirms his previous doubts about claims that the video of Volkov is deepfake.
29 May 2021 - NL De Volkskrant

The development of deepfakes is unstoppable
Marcel Worring, in Het Parool, on the serious problem as image manipulation technology continues to develop.
29 May 2021 - NL Het Parool

More media attention for collaboration between UvA and NFI on deepfakes
27 May 2021 - EN Science Business

Media attention for collaboration between UvA and Forensic Institute on deepfakes
The Informatics Institute and the Netherlands Forensic Institute  (Marcel Worring and Zeno Geradts respectively) will jointly conduct research into the recognition and detection of deepfake videos.
22 May 2021 - NL Nu.nl
22 May 2021 - NL Het Parool
22 May 2021 - NL AT5
22 May 2021 - NL Security.nl
24 May 2021 - NL Beveiligingsnieuws.nl
24 May 2021 - NL NOS Journaal (between 09:00-11:06 min.)

Cees Snoek about AI training with deepfakes
Deep-fake portraits of non-existent people appear to be useful: you can use them to train AI systems in facial recognition. Cees Snoek explains exactly how this works.
12 May 2021 - NL De Volkskrant

App with coach guidance motivates elderly people to exercise
Sumit Mehra on excercise behavior for older people with an app combined with normal” exercise lessons and support from a coach.
07 May 2021 - NL Nieuws!voor leefstijlcoaches

New AI initiative uses image data to enhance Amsterdam quality of life
Inske Groenen PhD student of the MultiX research group on training deep learning systems.
4 May 2021 - NL I amsterdam

Detecting Deepfakes
Theo Gevers on the detection of deepfakes as a result of a meeting between Dutch MPs and a fake employee of Navalny.
28 April 2021 - NL Computable
29 April 2021 - NL Het Financieele Dagblad

Is Artificial Intelligence really that intelligent?
Sennay Ghebreab and Marcel Worring substantively talk about the potentially harmful consequences of incorrect use of algorithms and about the enormous possibilities, respectively.
28 April 2021 - NL NTR Atlas (between 0:55-13:30 min.)

Dutch MPs spoke to a fake version of an employee of Navalny
Deepfake expert Theo Gevers about Zoom meeting between Dutch MPs and fake employee Navalny.
24 April 2021 - NL NOS Journaal (between 4:15-6:31 min.)
24 April 2021 - NL NOS
25 April 2021 - NL De Volkskrant

25 April 2021 - NL Trouw

Trust in analytics is crucial
How can we learn to trust algorithms more? According to Professor Sander Klous, transparency and explainability, which are often emphasised, are a smaller factor than user experience: trust comes when we experience the effect of analytics and see the results.
19 April 2021 - NL CMweb

Amsterdam gets data exchange for sharing data
Amsterdam will have a special exchange where companies and institutions can share data. The exchange, called Amsterdam Data Exchange, or AMdEX, should become a neutral place and serve as a kind of...
14 April 2021 - NL RTL nieuws

Removing discriminatory factors from algorithms actually encourages prejudices
KPMG employees Ilya Remmits and Sander Klous, also professor at the Informatics Institute, argue that removing discriminatory factors from algorithms actually encourages prejudice. Using these factors properly, on the other hand, is the solution.
13 April, 2021 - NL Trouw

Restart Startup Village
The whole place is infused with artificial intelligence. The place attracts investors with Maarten de Rijke and Max Welling working nearby .
09 April, 2021 - NL Financieele Dagblad

Deepfakes seem real, but how dangerous are the videos?
Theo Gevers about abuse but also the many positive sides of deep fakes.
03 April, 2021 - NL NU.nl

Millions of faces have been given away to the Wild West
In this article Sennay Ghebreab discusses the problems with automatic facial recognition in addition to American researchers Deborah Raji and Genevieve Fried.
02 April, 2021- NL NRC

Sennay Ghebreab about algorithms as a mirror of society
In the article 'The government's data greed is provoking new benefits scams' Sennay Ghebreab talks among other things about the influence of the use of positively oriented algorithms and a negative approach to algorithms.
18 March, 2021 - NL Lexisnexis, Follow the Money

Theo Gevers about the increasing application of Deepfake Technology for therapeutic and training purposes
Will we be digitally immortal and can we talk to a deceased person?
02 March, 2021 - NL Trouw
27 February, 2021 - NL Het Financieel Dagblad

Cees de Laat involved in DUSAC project for a secure cloud
Cees de Laat together with various experts from other Dutch universities and institutions, is involved in the multi-disciplinary project Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud: a Dutch initiative for a secure cloud.
19 February, 2021- NL AG CONNECT

Theo Gevers at Nieuwsuur about deep fakes
Nieuwsuur has an article on the website about the deep fakes  phenomenon and how this technology can change business. One of the experts speaking is Theo Gevers.
17 February , 2021 - NL Nieuwsuur

"This generation of business controllers can shape Big Data"
Organizations are on the way to digital transformation. Directors must be able to rely on analyzes and decisions generated by algorithms. This implies a more challenging role for the business controller according to Sander Klous.
17 February, 2021 - NL Controllers Magazine

Uyghurs do not benefit from inclusive talk at the Amsterdam universities
An opinion article.
11 February, 2021 - NL Het Parool

Max Welling on criticism of AI research
Max Welling asked for his opinion on Stanford professor and entrepreneur Chris Re's argument that the time has come for AI professors to get involved with other types of research than tweaking and fine-tuning artificial intelligence models.
3 February, 2021 - NL AG Connect

Media attention for joining the ESI’s Partner Board by Thales and the PCS research group of the Informatics Institute
1 February, 2021- NL engineersonline.nl
31 January, 2021 - NL Dutch IT-channel
27 January, 2021 - NL Emerce
27 January, 2021 - EN Bits&Chips
26 January, 2021 - NL link Magazine

An algorithm to make the world fairer
Interview with Sennay Ghebreab at the Podcast NRC Future Affairs. Sennay sees opportunities for social applications of AI to make the world fairer and fairer.
21 January, 2021, Podcast NRC Future Affairs - NL NRC.nl

AI student Janne Spijkervet helps make a music hit
Is it possible for everyone to make a hit with the help of smart algorithms? Klaas van Kruistum of the youth program 'Klaas Kan Alles' tried, with the help of UvA AI student Janne Spijkervet.
16 January, 2021, Klaas kan alles - NL NPO3

Paul Klint appointed  member of the Advisory Board on ICT testing
Computable reports on the appointment of emeritus professor of Software Engineering Paul Klint (UvA-IvI) by the Council of Ministers as a member of the Advisory Board on ICT testing.
11 January, 2021 - NL Computable