Everyone is talking about the AI chatbot ChatGPT which seems capable of doing pretty much anything. It has the potential to trigger multiple changes in the fields of science, literature and education. Yet the general feeling during a debate at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences is that it still has much to learn.
De wereld is in de ban van het Amerikaanse AI-programma ChatGPT dat alles lijkt te kunnen. Het kan veel teweegbrengen in de wetenschap, de literatuur en het onderwijs. Maar het heeft nog veel te leren, is de teneur tijdens een KNAW-discussie.
‘Machines that we interact with have power over us,’ says UT researcher Cristina Zaga. ‘Just think of facial recognition systems that have troubles recognizing dark-skinned faces, the inherent bias it has. That is why we need technology that represents the entire population.’ The scientist is leading project DEI4EmbodiedAI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Embodied Artificial Intelligence), which is officially kicking off today.
Didier Meuwly is no stranger to the world of crime. As the chair of Forensic Biometrics at the University of Twente and principal scientist at The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), he describes what forensic science is all about. ‘People often ask us: did the person do it or not? But the answer is never that simple!’
Throw your trash in and the bin will do the rest. That is the idea behind Plaex, a smart recycling bin which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically sort waste. ‘We want to be a superpower in circular economy,’ say UT graduates and co-founders of the start-up, Victor Okoro and Tyrell Pantophlet.
What happens to humans if artificial intelligence (AI) gets an increasing role in our society? That is the central question behind ‘Reflections’, an interactive exhibition prepared by ten UT students and professor Mieke Boon. The exhibit will open on the 10th of September in Tetem in Enschede.
Sometimes, the work of Hightech Business & Entrepreneurship researchers strays beyond the boundaries of what you would expect from the department. Sometimes it could even prove to be more beneficial and even applicable for the university itself. That is the case with the work of Efthymios Constantinides, Rudy Oude Vrielink and Adina Aldea.
Nederland dreigt zijn goede positie op het gebied van artificiële intelligentie (AI) kwijt te raken. Daardoor gaat kennis verloren en neemt de afhankelijkheid van grootmachten als China en Silicon Valley toe, waarschuwen wetenschappers.
Ons brein liegt nooit als het gaat om herkenning. Roep nimmer ‘ik heb die vrouw nooit eerder gezien’ als het wel zo is, althans niet als er ondertussen een EEG van je hersenen wordt gemaakt.
We binge-watch one Netflix series after another, we devour movies and games. Often it is no more than mindless entertainment, while at other times it even raises scientific questions. That is why we bring you this series: 'Pop culture', viewed through the eyes of a scientist.
‘Well, in about thirty years, artificial intelligence will take over, and we will be lucky if robots treat us as pets,’ a friend of mine said on the telephone. This friend really hates pets - mainly because they cannot easily be defined in a mathematical formula. However, as it had been raining for days, which often makes him gloomy in winter, I silently acknowledged his statement.