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Liza Verheijke, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Centre of Expertise Applied AI launches magazine

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science permeate all the capillaries of society. The scientific developments in these fields are rapid. The applications affect all sectors and professions - to a greater or lesser extent - for which the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) trains.

The AUAS Centre of Expertise Applied AI exists since February 1, 2021 and focuses on the meaningful application of AI techniques in a specific context (healthcare, accountancy, media, retail, etc.). In seven application-oriented labs we work together in co-creation - with education, research, business and civil society organizations - on innovation.

In this way, we train students and retrain professionals to be change-makers for companies and organizations. In this way, we are shaping the digital transition in a real, responsible and inclusive way. And we make the connection between fundamental and practical research, aimed at the daily application of AI in companies and other organizations. In this way, the AUAS contributes to an inclusive digital transition.

In our magazine we proudly present our seven labs and discuss the importance of our Centre of Expertise. We hope you get a good impression of our methods and approach.

You can find the digital magazine (in Dutch) here 👉🏻 https://heyzine.com/flip-book/552a2865a3.html#page/1

Would you like to receive a hard copy? Then leave your details here 👉🏻 https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=HrsHCfwhb0eIQwLQnOtZp8XlcpMWAw9ErQhBMXC83PVUQUhKUjJXUUZMU0o2V003S1ZPMk5VRVU4WS4u

If after reading this you are interested in working together, please contact us at appliedai@hva.nl

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Liza Verheijke, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

Responsible AI in de praktijk

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Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) live vanuit Pakhuis de Zwijger

Er wordt veel over Artificial Intelligence (AI) gepraat, maar hoe kun je AI nu echt toepassen? En hoe ontwerp je Responsible AI? Wat kun je studenten en AI-toepassers leren? Dit en meer tijdens het event van het Centre of Expertise Applied AI 💡

Wanneer: dinsdag 8 juni
Hoe laat: 16.00 - 17.00 uur
Waar: online

Met o.a. internetpionier Marleen Stikker als keynotespreker. Marleen is de founder van onderzoeksinstituut Waag en aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam verbonden als Professor of Practice op het gebied van digitalisering.

Hoe maken we zinvolle en bruikbare AI-applicaties?
Hoe ziet verantwoorde AI eruit, die menselijke vermogens en vaardigheden vergroot en de samenleving ten goede komt? Het Responsible AI Lab van het Centre of Expertise Applied AI bestudeert de technologie van AI en gaat de dialoog daarover aan. Het lab maakt Artificiële Intelligentie toegankelijk voor iedereen: inclusief en divers. Specifiek staan de publieke sector en de creatieve industrie centraal. Het lab focust zich voornamelijk op de bredere vraag hoe we zinvolle en bruikbare AI-applicaties kunnen ontwerpen.

Responsible AI
Tijdens dit event gaan we in op het belang van Responsible AI, presenteren we een aantal voorbeeldprojecten waar we momenteel aan werken, en maken we je wegwijs in de gebruikte methodieken.

PROGRAMMA

16.00 | Start en welkom
16.05 | Introductie door Nanda Piersma, wetenschappelijke directeur CoE AAI
16:10 | Keynote - Marleen Stikker, internetpionier
16.30 | Responsible AI in de Praktijk - Pascal Wiggers, hoofddocent Responsible AI
16.50 | Afronding door Katrien de Witte, programmamanager CoE AAI
17.00 | Einde

Het Centre of Expertise Applied AI maakt deel uit van de Amsterdamse AI-hub AI Technology for People, een coalitie van de Amsterdamse kennisinstellingen, gemeente Amsterdam en Amsterdam Economic Board.

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CoECI X Designing Cities for All

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Hoe ziet de stad van de toekomst eruit? Heb jij creatieve ideeën, ontwerpen of dromen over een duurzame en inclusieve toekomst? Doe dan mee aan de livecast van het Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation bij Pakhuis de Zwijger. We kijken uit naar je komst!

Dromen over een duurzame en inclusieve stad

27 mei - 18:30 uur - Live vanuit Pakhuis de Zwijger

Het New European Bauhaus-initiatief verbindt de Europese Green Deal met onze leefruimtes en het roept alle Europeanen op om zich een duurzame en inclusieve toekomst voor te stellen. Vanuit dit idee organiseren wij samen met Designing Cities for All een livecast waarin deze toekomstscenario’s worden gevisualiseerd en waarin wordt nagedacht over wat ervoor nodig is om zo’n mogelijke toekomst te realiseren.

Hoe zullen onze toekomstige steden eruit zien, wie zullen er in deze steden wonen en wat zijn de stappen die we moeten nemen om daar te komen? Een avond met dromers, denkers en designers.

Over de sprekers

Edwin Gardner  is een futurist, architect en bedenker van toekomstscenario’s. Met Christiaan Fruneaux runt hij De Chrononaten, een wekelijkse nieuwsbrief / community voor langetermijndenken en werkt hij aan een geïllustreerde gids van Amsterdam in 2091.

Guido Stompff is designer en promoveerde aan de TU Delft op Design Thinking in organisaties. Vanaf 2019 is hij docent en onderzoeker Design Thinking, onderdeel van de onderzoeksgroep Creative Business aan de Hogeschool Inholland.

Manon Poliste is ontwerper en adviseur Urban Strategy bij Inbo. Ze maakt zich hard voor toekomstbestendige ontwerp-oplossingen met aandacht voor de mens, maatschappij en leefomgeving.

Jurgen Bey kan worden beschouwd als een van de eerste conceptuele ontwerpers van Nederland en hij hoorde bij de generatie die in de jaren negentig Dutch Design groot heeft gemaakt. Onder de vlag van Droog Design maakte hij internationaal naam als visionair ontwerper.

Nyasha Harper-Michon wil zich als creatief denker, architect, business developer en marketeer inzetten voor een veerkrachtige, duurzame en circulaire toekomst. Nyasha beschouwt zichzelf als een archtivist.

Bart Ahsmann is directeur van CLICKNL, het Kennis- en Innovatienetwerk van de Creatieve Industrie in Nederland. Opgeleid als industrieel ontwerper aan de TU Delft, is alles voor Bart een ontwerprobleem.

Mike de Kreek is docent Qualitative Research Designs en Social use of IT and new media, bij de masteropleiding Social Work aan de Hogeschool van Amsterdam. Hij ziet leren als een sociaal proces waarin woorden als samensturing en kennis in co-creatie centraal staan.

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Liza Verheijke, Community Manager at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, posted

CoECI - Creative Thursday Meetup #1

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CREATIVE LABS ALS VOEDINGSBODEM VOOR TALENTONTWIKKELING

Op donderdag 3 juni van 16.00-17.00u vindt de eerste Creative Thursday Meetup plaats van het Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI). Tijdens deze meetups kun je achterover leunen, kennis opdoen en partners voor samenwerking vinden. Een meetup zonder al teveel regels, maar altijd met prikkelende sprekers die vertellen wat creatieve innovatie betekent en hoe het bijdraagt aan een specifiek maatschappelijk vraagstuk.

Kom naar onze eerste online meetup en maak kennis met het team, twee inspirerende gasten en ga met ons in gesprek!

Te gast tijdens de eerste meetup zijn: Koos Zwaan, onderzoeker en Lab Lead van het International Music Lab Inholland en Matthijs ten Berge, medeoprichter van de AHK Culture Club. Zij nemen ons mee in hun creatieve wereld waar onderzoek, onderwijs, kunst en cultuur samenkomen in een creatief lab, en hoe dit vervolgens de motor kan zijn voor maatschappelijke innovatie en talentontwikkeling.

PROGRAMMA
16:00 | Inloop & Voorstelrondje via chat
16:10 | Welkom & Update community
16:20 | Koos Zwaan - IMA Lab Inholland
16:30 | Matthijs ten Berge - AHK Culture Club
16:40 | Break-outs - Praat verder met Koos of Matthijs
16:55 | Gezamenlijke afsluiting
17:00 | Einde

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NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS PARTNERSHIP FOCUSES ON A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has become an official partner of the European Commission's New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative, which aims to transform the European Commission's sustainability agenda into real solutions that contribute to a sustainable and inclusive society. This partnership is coordinated via the AUAS’s Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI), a collaboration between four Amsterdam-based higher education institutions that is headed by AUAS. By participating in this initiative, AUAS and CoECI will focus on helping to create a sustainable and inclusive society through creative innovations with a broad network of partners.

New European Bauhaus stems from the Horizon 2020-funded European Green Deal, the latter of which aims to accelerate Europe's recovery from the coronavirus crisis by turning green challenges into innovation opportunities. Within the Green Deal, AUAS is already working on various project proposals with international partners that aim to help create a climate-neutral Europe by 2050 via our collaborative applied research. These EU initiatives align well with our new 3D strategy at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, which prioritises sustainability as one of the three key domains for our institution in the years ahead, alongside diversity & inclusion, and digitalisation.

Beautiful, sustainable, together

Via the motto ‘beautiful, sustainable, together’, AUAS partners with New European Bauhaus New European Bauhaus (NEB) draws inspiration from Bauhaus movement 100 years ago and the belief that design can be a force for societal progress. To quote the project: “We want to create a design movement integrating three dimensions: sustainability (including circularity), quality of experience (including aesthetics) and inclusion (including affordability). Showing that creativity is in finding affordable, inclusive and attractive solutions for our climate challenges.”

The interdisciplinary nature of the initiative presents an excellent opportunity for the entire AUAS, and the creative sector in particular, to participate and help shape the future. CoECI supports this plan and, together with its network of partners both inside and outside the AUAS, will use its imagination and develop innovative concepts that contribute to the sustainable transition.

Activities

In the coming months, CoECI will join other partners in the Netherlands and Europe to discuss ideas for a sustainable future and how the creative sector can contribute to it. It will also review how faculties across the AUAS can collaborate on this great challenge from their own areas of expertise: from social questions and technical innovations to design perspectives.

CoECI brings together creative businesses, citizens, science and education in the Netherlands and Europe, to collectively create proposals and ideas for a sustainable Europe. The NEB initiative is now in the 'Design phase' and will kick off the 'Deliver phase' in September 2021. The AUAS hopes to be selected for this, which would see it set up and implement collaborative pilot projects. This will be followed by the 'Disseminate phase'. More information, including about the activities, will soon be available on the CoECI website (currently only available in Dutch).

Contact

Mareile Zuber, project developer at CoECI and responsible for the European partnership, is the contact person for questions/remarks/ideas and proposals regarding New European Bauhaus. You can reach her directly via m.a.zuber@hva.nl.

In addition to coordinating activities for New European Bauhaus, Mareile will focus on building bridges between CoECI/AUAS and other European consortia. This could include, for example, applications to European financing programmes such as Horizon Europe, Creative Europe and Digital Europe.

About the Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation

The Centre of Expertise for Creative Innovation (CoECI) is the national knowledge and innovation network for the creative industry. CoECI uses art, media, technology and design to create a sustainable and inclusive urban society. These activities contribute to partnerships, both commercial and non-profit, between education and the professional field. In this way, CoECI connects research and talent with companies, social organisations and communities.

CoECI is a partnership coordinated by the Amsterdam Universities of Applied Sciences with three other institutions: the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (AHK) and Hogeschool Inholland (founding partners); as well as the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, which joined the collective in 2019. This collaboration was originally launched under the name Amsterdam Creative Industries Network (ACIN). CoECI covers the entire chain of artistic innovation: from experimental research to concrete interventions.

More information about New European Bauhaus is available via the website of the European Commission.

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Dutch Applied AI Award 🙌🏻

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Last year, during the Month of the AAI in November, the Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence (Hogeschool van Amsterdam) presented the Dutch Applied AI Award for the first time. This year we are back for a second edition. The award is part of the Computable Awards and is for suppliers of AI solutions, start-ups in the AI field and good examples of the implementation of AI.

This award is jointly organized with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam , Computable and podcast De Dataloog . You can nominate an individual or organisation, based on a project you think has stood out in the past 12 months.

This will be the 16th year in a row that Computable will present the Computable Awards in October 2021. These prizes are awarded to companies, projects and individuals who, according to Computable readers, have clearly distinguished themselves in the past year.

An independent jury of experts will select five nominees for each award from the nominated parties. The ranking by the jury and the number of votes from Computable readers each determine half of which nominee will receive the award in October. The number of times a party is nominated for a nomination does not play a role, but the quality of the substantiation and information about the project mentioned does.

Nominate a project/solution/company for the Dutch Applied AI Awards

About the Centre of Expertise Applied AI
The CoE Applied AI encompasses all of the HvA's AI research and education activities. This centre drives the development of applications of AI technology in a responsible and inclusive manner. AI technology and its implications for companies, organisations, governments and people can only be understood in context and through experimentation. Each faculty of the HvA has created a lab that brings research, education and practices together to solve short and middle term challenges in the application of AI.

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