Virtually Bad

This project introduces the concept of “virtual bad guys”: intelligent virtual agents that take a negative or even aggressive stance towards the user. Although they pave the way to various interesting applications, it is hard to create virtual bad guys … Continue reading

Science Research UvA-VU: Logic and Language

Two totally different disciplines meet. Philisopher Arianna Betti and Computer Scientist Stefan Slobach are collaborating in scientific research. But how does such a collaboration work? Stefan Slobach gives a behind-the-scenes interview [more… (in Dutch)] Stefan Slobach Arianna Betti

Kunstmatige intelligentie: Kans of toch risico?

The Network Institute helping to organise a debate on the opportunites and risks of Artificial Intelligence, in De Balie (Leidseplein) on 21 April, 20h. See the poster for more information, or http://www.deingenieur.nl/agenda/agenda-item/kunstmatige-intelligentie-kans-of-risico also to sign-up.

George Lakoff lecture now available online

On March 13, 2015, George Lakoff held a guest lecture at the VU entitled: “Why linguists are needed: The severe limitations big data analysis of linguistic corpora.” His lecture is now available online here: http://av-media.vu.nl/VUMedia/Play/81ed312e243a4cd4aa1101bb3dab80a41d

       In the spring of 2015 the Network Institute will organize a networking session between researchers and the Tech Labs of the university and companies and CSOs from outside the academic world. The aim is to facilitate and … Continue reading

Prof. Jane Hunter visiting VU

Prof. Jane Hunter (Director of the eResearch Lab at the University of Queensland, Australia) is visiting VU for 6 months till early Dec 2014. Contact: j.hunter@uq.edu.au Room: U356 Background: http://staff.itee.uq.edu.au/jane/         Current/recent projects include the following: e-Social … Continue reading

ICT4D in perspective

On 16 May 2014, the symposium “Perspectives on ICT for Development” (ICT4D) was held at VU University Amsterdam. The event featured international speakers from different backgrounds, who were asked to present their perspective on the principles, practice and scientific background … Continue reading