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We, creators of AI

14 Mar 2019

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Artificial Intelligence is neither a matter of new tricks nor a fad that will pass as we, humans are judge and party.  However, if different disciplines working in AI move fast, the societal impact of AI and the societal impact on the progress in AI may move in various paths and at different speed. In this context, the University of Amsterdam, in the frame of ERC=Science² (an EU-funded campaign aiming to promote the research funded by the European research Council), gathers researchers from different fields, innovators and citizens alike, with the objective to stimulate an exchange and debate around today’s concerns, threats, negative effects …. and opportunities for humanity during the event ‘We, creators of AI’ at 14 March 2019.


16:30     Registration

17:00     Opening: Prof. Maarten de Rijke, University Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Information Retrieval

17:10     Presentations of ERC-funded research projects

  • Dr. Stefania Milan, Associate Professor of New Media and Digital Culture
  • Dr. Joris Mooij, Associate Professor, Informatics Institute
  • Dr. Rinaldo Kühne, Assistant Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
  • Prof. Marie-Francine Moens, Full professor at the Department of Computer Science at the KU Leuven, Belgium.

18:10     Panel discussion 

  • Prof. Maarten de Rijke
  • Prof. Natali Helberger, Professor in Information Law, Institute for Information Law
  • Dr. Alex Barco Martelo, Postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
  • Dr. Stefania Milan
  • Dr. Joris Mooij
  • Prof. Marie-Francine Moens, Full professor at the Department of Computer Science at the KU Leuven, Belgium.

Moderator: Dr. Monique Septon, ERC=Science² Project Manager, Science|Business

18:50     Wrap-up

19:00     Networking drinks

We are looking forward to meeting you on 14 March 2019 from 17:00-19:00 at Science Park for a two-hour lively debate. For further questions, please contact Denise Haar – van de Wetering (

Date: 14 March 2019, 17:00-19:00

Venue: Turingzaal, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre. Science Park 123, Amsterdam.

Registration fees: n/a

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