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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.

​​​​​Pixyle AI recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Retail Tech Company by CB Insights
Pixyle AI, a leading provider of artificial intelligence-powered product attribution and automatic tagging solutions, has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Retail Tech Company. Pixyle AI was founded in 2018 by Svetlana Kordumova, a PhD in AI and Computer vision from the UvA.
17 March, 2023 - EN The Times of San Diego

Hoeksche Waard makes Woo files excellently public
Maarten Marx enthusiastic about the way in which WOO files are put online. 
17 March, 2023 - NL Binnenlands Bestuur

UvA and Netherlands Forensic Institute open joint research lab
More media attention AI4forensics Lab
16 March, 2023 - EN Science Business
14 March, 2023 - EN Security Delta HSD
13 March, 2023 - NL Beveiliging Nieuws

Fair data sharing starts with good compliance
Interview with Sander Klous.
14 March, 2023 - NL

Sennay Ghebreab professor Socially Intelligent AI
14 March, 2023 - NL

Attention for opening AI4Forensics lab by professional media
with UvA-IvI professors Zeno Geradts and Marcel Worring
13 March, 2023 - NL
13 March, 2023 - NL
13 March, 2023 - NL Data & Privacy Web

A new artificial intelligence system can reconstruct images a person saw based on their brain activity
Iris Groen comments on this new method.
07 March, 2023 - EN Science

Chatbots using artificial intelligence are going to change our lives
Theo Gevers gives his opinion on artificial intelligence in chatbots.
28 February, 2023, NL Trouw

The next Einstein may be a computer, but how long will that be?
The way Max Welling tries to gain new insights into the behavior of molecules.
22 February, 2023 - NL NRC

UvA moratorium delays energy transition and breaches academic freedom
Several media attention on the Open letter of thirty UvA professors and researchers.
21 February, 2023 - NL Folia
15 February, 2023 - NL NOS nieuws
15 February, 2023 - NL NOS journaal, start at 17:35
14 February, 2023 - NL BNN Vara
14 February, 2023 - NL Nieuws & Co, NPO radio 1, start at 30:30
13 February, 2023 - NL AT5
13 February, 2023 - NL Parool
13 February, 2023 - Open Letter - NL Folia
08 February, 2023 - NL Folia

Make sure we dare to trust analytics
Sander Klous about how we can learn to trust algorithms better.
This article was previously published on January 5, 2021 and now updated on February 6, 2023. 
06 February, 2023 - NL Controllers Magazine

Professor lets victims talk to a deepfake to process traumas
Professor of clinical psychology Agnes van Minnen (Radboud University) has used an application for a therapy in trauma processing. She was approached by Theo Gevers who markets the software commercially.
08 February, 2023 - NL

Woo files often not searchable
Files that are made public under the Wet Open Overheid (woo) are often not searchable, says Maarten Marx.
03 February, 2023 - NL Binnenlands Bestuur

Theo Gevers, among others, about deepfake therapy for sexual abuse
28 January, 2023 - NL VRT nws

Maarten de Rijke, among others, comments on the use of ChatGPT
20 January, 2023 - NL Noordhollands Dagblad

Ivana Išgum and Clarisa Sánchez Gutiérrez on predicting a heart attack with AI
26 January, 2023 - NL ICT & Health

Christian Schaffner comments on a multi-million dollar commercial investment in quantum computing
24 January, 2023 - NL Het Financieele Dagblad

Security researcher Matthijs Koot, handed valuable info to NCSC
Security researcher Matthijs Koot, also guest researcher at the Complex Cyber Infrastructure (CCI) group presented the NCSC, national cyber center, with a list of all organizations in the Netherlands that are vulnerable to hacks.
14 January, 2023 - NL De Volkskrant

More media attention for AI program ROBUST, led by the UvA with program leader Maarten de Rijke
23 January 2023 - NL Emerce
23 January 2023 - NL Maakindustrie
19 January 2023 - NL Rijksoverheid
17 January 2023 - NL Het Parool
16 January 2023 - NL Engineers Online
16 January, 2023 - NL Dutch IT Channel
13 January, 2023 - NL Computable
12 January 2023 - NL Engineeringnet
11 January, 2023 - NL Dutch Digital Delta
11 January, 2023 - NL Innovation Origins

Media attention for AI program ROBUST, an ICAI initiative, led by the UvA with program leader Maarten de Rijke
10 January, 2023 - NL NH Nieuws
10 January, 2023 - NL Het Parool
10 January, 2023 - NL Emerce
10 January, 2023 - NL NWO

What is CHATGPT already used for?
Maarten de Rijke, among others, comments on ChatGPT
11 January, 2023 - NL Friesch Dagblad
09 January, 2023 - NL NRC

Honorary doctor Chris Manning: 'Language models write credibly, but not necessarily the truth'
09 January, 2023 - NL Folia

Improved facial recognition on phones still not 100% secure, say experts
Cybersecurity expert Cees de Laat comments.
07 January, 2023 - EN The Brussels Times
27 December, 2022 - NL De Morgen

Criticism? It’s the dose that makes the poison
Arnold Smeulders is quoted in this article.
01 January, 2023 - EN Times of Malta

A majority in the House of Representatives wants to ban deepfakes in certain cases
Theo Gevers comments on a ban on deepfakes.
16 December, 2022 - NL