At the TU Delft we perform research to develop better and smarter technologies for finding answers to scientific and societal challenges. We also train and educate the future generation of digital professionals and use digital technologies to further develop the quality of (our) educational programmes. Together with our stakeholders we shape our digital society in a responsible manner.
The activities related to AI, data & digitalisation at TU Delft involve a significant number of researchers and educators. With plentiful and considerable scientific and societal challenges outstanding, TU Delft plans to nearly double the current budget for these research and education activities to 70 M€ per year. These funds will be used for new talent and labs; additional educational programmes for BSc, MSc, PhD, and cross-programme training; accelerated educational innovation; additional facilities and technical, engineering and valorisation support; intensifying collaboration, partnerships and networks; and extended regional collaboration. Through the TU Delft AI Initiative, the AIDU programme (TU Delft's AI, Data and Digitalisation research and education programme) unites and executes these investments and additional endeavours.
We have established a regional alliance for AI, Data & Digitalisation, involving TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Leiden University together with the university medical centres Erasmus MC and LUMC. We are in the process of developing a large-scale educational programme dedicated to strengthening our combined skills in this field, with a potential reach of 85,000 students. You can expect our regional alliance to join forces in research and valorisation as well.
Artificial intelligence with a moral compassThe rapid development of artificial intelligence brings its own set of new ethical challenges. In her PhD research, Andreia Martinho is trying to bring the ultra-theoretical world of ethics and the practice of artificial intelligence closer together.
LandShapes: made to feel realMaster’s student in industrial design Frederik Ueberschär used artificial intelligence to create non-existent satellite images of the earth’s surface in his interactive installation LANDSHAPES. People can change these landscapes, and in this playful way he wants to involve them emotionally in climate change.
Read below the articles in the AI special in the online magazine "Home of Innovation" of June 2021.
10 June 2021
Heading for AI: a joint agenda for maritime ambitions in the field of AI
The Port & Maritime working group of the Dutch AI Coalition (NLAIC) has presented a position paper ‘Koersen op AI‘ (Heading for AI) on 10 June 2021, detailing the maritime ambitions in the field of AI. As part of the core group of this working group, TU Delft researchers have actively contributed to this joint agenda.
07 June 2021
World Ocean Day: Autonomous robot system picks up litter from ocean floor
TU Delft is working with seven other partners on an autonomous system for cleaning the ocean floor. This system consists of a surface vehicle with two underwater robots, which are going to identify and collect litter from the ocean floor. Now that the crucial gripper component of the system has been completed, the SeaClear system is almost ready for field testing.