Delft Artificial Intelligence Research and Education

Delft University of Technology is home to over 50 scientists covering almost all areas of Artificial Intelligence.

AI research and education at Delft University of Technology focuses on understanding, designing, and engineering the responsible automation of complex systems, involving people as well as technical components.

Find out who is working on Machine Learning, Knowledge Representation & Reasoning, Decision Making, Agents, and Robotics & Vision.



25 September 2018

Virginia Dignum at Medium.com about keep loved ones alive with AI

The idea of preserving a person through their speech with interactive simulations is not new. “It is conceivable that people may attempt to develop such systems to ‘replace’ deceased loved ones in an emotional interaction,” says Victoria Dignum, associate professor of social artificial intelligence at Delft University of Technology. “I would not necessarily say that such uses are to be forbidden per se, but if developed, these must be subjected to strong ethical, psychological, and social reviews, in ways similar to how medicines are introduced nowadays.”

13 September 2018

Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight

A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), has been presented in Science (14 September 2018).

16 July 2018

Jeroen van den Hoven on phy.org about artificial intelligence

Digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, 'desperately' need an institutional framework and system of values to help regulate the industry, ethics expert Jeroen van den Hoven has told leading scientists and policymakers.

29 June 2018

The ICAPS'18 and the CPAIOR'18 conference at the TU Delft have been a great success

The International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) 2018 and the International Conference on Integration of AI and OR Techniques in Constraint Programming for Combinatorial Optimization Problems (CPAIOR) 2018 in Delft have been a great success. Thanks to everyone who helped us!

30 April 2018

Virginia Dignum in Politico about AI Ethics

Europe’s secret weapon in the race against the U.S. and China on artificial intelligence is … ethics. The EU Commission wants to spell out how to preserve fundamental rights along with the rise of AI. One of the central goals in the EU strategy is to provide customers with insight into the systems. Virginia Dignum, an AI researcher at the Delft University of Technology, said “transparency of AI is more than just making the algorithm transparent,” adding that companies should also have to disclose details such as which data was used to train their algorithms, which data are used to make decisions, how this data was collected, or at which point in the process humans were involved in the decision-making process.

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