Aimee van Wynsberghe to headline ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018
Aimee van Wynsberghe, assistant professor of ethics and technology at TU Delft and co-founder and president of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, will be presenting a keynote address at ITWeb Artificial Intelligence 2018.
International grant for research on water transformations in urban fringes areas
TPM researcher Leon Hermans has been awarded funding for the international project “H2O -- T2S in Urban Fringe Areas”. It is one of twelve interdisciplinary research projects on ”Transformations to Sustainability” funded by the international Belmont Forum and NORFACE.
Protecting Humanitarian Workers: Large simulation exercise at TPM for the EU project “iTrack”
In the week of April 16, all 13 international partners of the EU H2020 iTRACK project gathered at the TPM faculty for a full week of technology integration and testing of the ambitious iTrack system, an advanced system for real-time tracking and monitoring to support humanitarian operations in the dire conditions of conflict disasters.
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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.
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.
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.