10 November 2023
Empowering energy-sustainable buildings through AI-driven decision-making
12 October 2023
TU Delft and JetBrains are launching new ICAI lab AI for Software Engineering
How can we engineer better software by using artificial intelligence (AI)? TU Delft and JetBrains are joining their knowledge and expertise on AI and software development in the new AI for Software Engineering Lab (AI4SE). The goal of the collaboration is to develop a deep understanding of how novel AI technologies can strengthen the effectiveness and efficiency of software engineering processes.
21 September 2023
TU Delft scientists put ChatGPT to the test
Researchers at Delft University of Technology and RWTH Aachen University have put ChatGPT’s knowledge on science and engineering to the test. By letting 198 Delft scientists evaluate GPT-3.5’s answers to questions covering natural science and engineering disciplines at the university, they found out how well the large language model can answer university level questions.
13 September 2023
HybridLabs consortium receives NWA-ORC funding for innovations in offshore renewable energy
The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has announced that the HybridLabs consortium will receive 10.4 million euros in funding within the National Research Agenda programme: Research on Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC). The HybridLabs consortium project will accelerate Dutch innovations in offshore renewable energy through data-driven hybrid labs. The consortium consists of around 40 partners and is led by the TU Delft Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, with a valuable contribution from the team Dynamic Stability of Sustainable Electrical Power Systems of EEMCS’ Intelligent Electrical Power Grids Group (IEPG).
30 August 2023
Contestable AI gives citizens more control over smart technology
The use of AI is on the rise across society, including by governments. For example, AI is used in the scan cars that drive around cities and use machine vision to monitor public space. AI increases efficiency, but can we, as citizens, trust its decisions? With Contestable AI, we design decision-making systems that allow citizens to express disagreement throughout their lifecycle. This is a way to ensure that government AI is worthy of people’s trust.
17 August 2023
A digital twin of the entire EU electricity grid is within reach
It is vital to the increase the reliability of the European electricity system. The electricity grid needs to be ready for a drastic increase of renewable energy and more resilient to future shocks (such as cyber-attacks). That is why 77 partners, from 15 European countries, have come together through the TwinEU consortium project to create a digital twin of the entire European electricity grid. TU Delft is one of the prominent partners within this project and is very excited to have won the grand proposal together with all the leading stakeholders.
03 August 2023
Seventeen Veni grants for leading TU Delft researchers
The Dutch Research Council (NOW) has awarded Veni funding of up to EUR 280,000 to 188 promising researchers from the full breadth of science. In the fields of Applied and Technical Sciences (TTW) and Exact and Natural Sciences (ENW), seventeen scientists from TU Delft have been honoured. This will allow the laureates to further develop their own research ideas over the next three years.
19 July 2023
ELLIS Delft Unit shares vision on important risks of machine learning, and what would be its potential benefits
17 July 2023
Flying robots survey biodiversity and climate inside tropical rainforests
In the sweltering and humid tropical rainforest, a vibrant ecosystem thrives. Birds of paradise, monkeys, bats, and insects harmoniously move about in the tree canopy, all making their own distinctive sounds. But then, a newcomer arrives: a small quadcopter drone hovers through the foliage, looking for a branch to land on.
07 July 2023
Extra-resilient crops through integration of plant biology, simulation models and AI
The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced its contribution of 15 million euros to PlantXR, a CropXR research programme into 'smart breeding' of extra resilient crops (eXtra Resilient, XR). This impulse brings CropXR's total budget to over €90 million for the next 10 years. NWO’s grant marks the start of the new Dutch institute CropXR, which integrates plant biology, computational modelling, and artificial intelligence into 'smart breeding methods'. Those will be used to develop crop varieties that are more resilient to climate change and less dependent on chemical crop protection. In CropXR, TU Delft works together with Utrecht University, Wageningen University and Research, the University of Amsterdam and dozens of plant breeding, biotech and processing companies on basic scientific research, data collection and data sharing, education, and advancing broad application of the results.