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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.

Processing traumas with deepfake
Deepfake technology will break through in trauma and grief therapy, says computer science professor Theo Gevers.
19 May, 2022 - NL Leids Universitair Weekblad Mare

Theo Gevers in NOS and Trouw about deepfakes as technology brings the dead to life
In an attempt to solve the murder of 13-year-old Sedar Soares, the police used a deepfake video of the deceased boy. This led to mixed reactions. The NOS and Trouw newspaper paid attention to the ethical side of using deepfake technology in this way; expert Theo Gevers (UvA-IvI) responded.
23 May, 2022 - NL NOS
23 May, 2022 - NL NOS Journaal
24 May, 2022 - NL Trouw

Processing traumas with deepfake
Deepfake technology will break through in trauma and grief therapy, says computer science professor Theo Gevers.
19 May, 2022 - NL Leids Universitair Weekblad Mare

Sennay Ghebreab on the growing power of algorithms
We should not underestimate the growing power of algorithms. The question is: what do we do about it and how do we maintain control? Three experts, including Sennay Ghebreab, answer this.
04 May, 2022 - NL Tweakers

IT students in great demand
'I was already offered a job during my bachelor's degree'.
05 April, 2022 - NL Folia

Max Welling on Apple Podcasts
Machine learning, molecular simulation, and the opportunity for societal good with Chris Bishop and Max Welling.
EN- MicroSoft Research Podcast (via Apple podcasts)

No knowledge exchanges, research shut down with Russia
The Informatics Institute (IvI) is a UvA institute that has formal partnerships with Russian knowledge institutions. IvI profesor Peter Sloot and IvI director Alfons Hoekstra comment on the consequences of the frozen connections.
28 March, 2022 - NL Folia

Foreign media attention for DeltaLab2
Attention in  Belgian media for the expanded collaboration between UvA and Bosch.
25 March, 2022 - NL Mechatronica Machinebouw
23 March, 2022 - NL Engineeringnet

UvA and Bosch extend collaboration with new research lab
Theo Gevers, Jan-Willem van de Meent and Eric Nalisnick are mentioned/cited in the media with respect to Delta Lab 2 the follow up to the collaboration Delta Lab 1.
23 March, 2022 - EN India Education Diary
21 March, 2022 - NL Emerce

AI becomes indispensable in competition
Max Welling comments on the indispensability of AI in competitive battles regardless of domain (industry or chess).
11 March, 2022 - NL Maintenance Benelux

Erik Bekkers in NRC about tracking down meteorites with AI
Dutch and Belgian researchers have made a map with the help of artificial intelligence to search for meteorites in Antarctica. NRC Handelsblad writes about this; Erik Bekkers , himself not involved in the research, comments.
08 February, 2022 - NL NRC

Deep Fake is becoming an increasing danger
Marcel Worring appeared in introductory video for discussion item "Deep Fake is becoming an increasing danger" in the television program Goedemorgen Nederland.
27 January, 2022 -  NL WNL: Goedemorgen Nederland

UvA AI software spin-off Sightcorp acquired by American Raydiant
Sightcorp, founded by Theo Gevers and Roberto Valenti, has been acquired by Raydiant from San Francisco.
18 January, 2022 - NL
14 January, 2022 - EN Silicon canals
13 January, 2022 - NL
22 January 2022 - EN India Education Dairy

Trust in analytics is crucial
How can we learn to rely more on algorithms? According to Sander Klous, transparency and explainability, which are often emphasized, are a smaller factor than user experiences: trust comes when we experience the effect of analytics and see the results.
10 January, 2022 - NL Controllers Magazine

Sennay Ghebreab on 'the reference man'
Sennay Ghebreab was a guest on the television program M to talk about the new documentary series “Reference Man”.
Reference man - NL article BNNVARA
Just about everything around us is made for the standard, reference man – or what the makers experience as 'standard'. But what if you don't comply?
06 January, 2022 - NL KRO/NCRV tv program M

Sezer Karaoglu about AI software that can give models new outfits and poses
Newly presented AI software can, based on one photo, depict a person in a different body position or with different clothing. Sezer Karaoglu, who in addition to being a postdoc researcher is also co-founder of UvA spin-off company 3DUniversum, comments on the how and what of this brand-new AI application
07 January, 2022 - NL De Standaard
05 January, 2022 - NL NRC