TU Delft’s OAY celebration has always been a blend of the traditional and the new and innovative. It is a moment to mark the beginning of a another academic year together, to welcome a new cohort of students, and welcome back everybody else. It is also a time to shine our light on a common topic or playful theme. This year we’ve raised the bar: together we enter the world of AI, with a mix of AI generated content and solid human expert contributions – and sometimes the lines can be blurred.
Opening speech by Professor Rob Mudde, Vice Rector Magnificus, Vice President Education
Both an educational innovator and an educator of the old school, Rob Mudde may well be in two minds about the issue of AI. As a university administrator, he cannot sit on the fence, however.
Her Excellency Karien van Gennip, Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, and TU Delft alumnus, on the future of work
As an engineer and a government minister, she has her finger on the pulse when it comes to AI, digitisation and society. As a former board member of ORAS, she may also have some stories of the old days.
Digital Dreamscape – a Symphony of Sight and Sound, Part I
When a graphic designer/musician takes to AI to create a musical intermezzo, the results willl be out of this world
Video: Empowering Education: Exploring AI at TU Delft
AI on campus, but not as you know it.
Dr Olya Kudina, Assistant Professor in the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology, on the ethical implications of AI.
Perhaps more than any technology, AI raises ethical questions. With the rapid arrival of generative AI technologies the debate has gone mainstream. Olya Kudina will help us look beyond the hype and focus on our critical thinking.
Dr Avishek Anand, Associate Professor in Web Information Systems, on explainable AI information retrieval
Information overload is a phenomenon we are all familiar with, in our professional or private lives. But how we can be sure that the models we ask to create order are right? And if so, if they are right for the right reasons? Here to shed light on this black box, is Dr Avishek Anand.
Digital Dreamscape – a Symphony of Sight and Sound, Part II
AI: a conversation
Before declaring the new academic year well and truly open, Rob Mudde shares a few final thoughts on AI. Or should we say with AI?