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TBM in the media

16 May 2018

Angelo Vermeulen in the Daily mail: transporting humans to other solar systems

Forget spaceships, future travellers could travel between stars on giant hollowed out asteroids, according to a radical new plan. Students and researchers at Delft University of Technology are designing a starship they say will be able to keep generations of crew alive as they cross the gulf between stars. The TU Delft Starship Team is already working with the European Space Agency on the life support systems needed.

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.

30 April 2018

Gerdien de Vries and Thomas Hoppe in TU Delta about Schools as energy ambassies

The two year action research programme, 'Schools as Energy Embassies', is supported by RVO, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs. The aim is to organise support to accelerate the energy transition. In this article Gerdien de Vries and Thomas Hoppe explain what their project is about.