Dutch AI Coalition invests in Appl.AI program
The Dutch AI Coalition (NL AIC) received 23.5 million euros from the government. NL AIC investes a part of this amount in the Appl.AI program of TNO. This serves as a starting impulse for research into the development of AI applications over the next 5 years. Five cooperation projects have been started.
The Appl.AI program consists of a total of 15 AI use cases in which government and industry actively collaborate. We also work closely with universities and other research institutions to feed these projects with knowledge. We will supplement the current 15 use cases with 5 use cases that are funded from the NL AIC.
We can already highlight 3 of the 5 collaboration projects:
- Selected: Personalized care through the effort of data with a focus on privacy and security in healthcare.
- Skills matching 2.0: Fair decision-making in the labor market by the use of AI in the recruitment process.
- AI Oversight Lab: Developing reliable AI algorithms for public organizations.
Major AI challenges
In all projects of our Appl.AI program, two major AI challenges are addressed. Firstly, "How do we ensure that autonomous AI systems can be deployed transparently and responsibly?" And secondly, "How do humans and AI work together as well as possible?".
Judith DijkFunctie:senior research scientist
Judith is specialised in extracting information from camera images. She now applies the subject of her PhD thesis in Physics, which she obtained 18 years ago, to her work as a research scientist at TNO, including in a research programme on camera systems for the Dutch Ministry of Defence.
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AI Systems Engineering & Lifecycle Management
The AI system for the future. At TNO, we work on AI systems that remain reliable and can handle new functions in the future.
You can read about how AI is educated in Chapter 1. How can we make clear to AI which goals we want to pursue as humans? Andhow can we ensure intelligent systems will always function in service of society?
Innovation with AI
What does that world look like in concrete terms? Using numerous examples, TNO has created a prognosis for the future in Chapter 2. Regarding construction, for example, in which AI will be used to check the quality, safety, and energy efficiency of buildings before they are actually built. Or healthcare, where robots will partly take over caregivers’ tasks and AI will be able to autonomously develop medicines.
Innovating with innovation AI
How AI will change research itself is explained in Chapter 3. For example, what role will AI be permitted to play in knowledge sharing? And what will happen when we make machines work with insurmountably large data sets?
David Deutsch on the development and application of AI
Peter Werkhoven, chief scientific officer at TNO, joins physicist, Oxford professor, and pioneer in the field of quantum computing, David Deutsch, for a virtual discussion. Deutsch set out his vision in 1997 in the book, The Fabric of Reality. Together, they talk about the significance of quantum computing for the development and application of AI. Will AI ever be able to generate ‘explained knowledge’ or learn about ethics from humans?