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TAISIG and MindLabs present: AI for Society

Date: Time: 13:00 Location: Online

On June 30, the TAISIG event ‘AI for Society’ will take place: a collaboration between MindLabs, Tilburg University and Data Week NL.

The event provides a platform to anyone interested in Artificial Intelligence within the Brabant AI community. Come and join us to share your knowledge, experience AI up close and network with peers.

Program Outline

  • 13:00 - 14:00: Knowledge sharing
    Keep yourself updated with keynotes that address the state-of-the-art in AI and its relevance in and for our region. On behalf of TAISIG, Prof. dr. ir. Pieter Spronck and prof. dr. Esther Keymolen shed a light on the relationships between AI, Noord-Brabant and Tilburg University. Marie Postma talks to them about their views on the opportunities and threats of AI for society.
  • 14:00 - 14:45: Demonstrations by AI experts
    Walk past stands and experience AI up close with demos including interactive technologies, such as social robotics. Our experts include:
    •  Prof. dr. Ton Wilthagen: presenting his middle grade book Roosbot.
    • Mirjam de Haas: about her research on a robot (L2TOR) that was developed to teach preschoolers foreign languages.
    • Brainihacks; a group of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) students at Tilburg University. The team won third place last BR41N.IO Hackathon with their project 'FOCUS': an app that tracks a person's attention level using their EEG activity and gives them real-time notifications or daily reports. Brainihacks’ team members are: Anita Vrins, Ethel Pruss, Caterina Ceccato and Jos Prinsen. 
    • Annabel Groenenberg: on her PhD project ‘hologram guided surgery’
  • 14:45 - 15:45: Workshops (2 x 30 mins)
    Dive deeper into AI applications by signing up for two 30 minute-workshops by specialists in various AI-domains:
    • AI applications in the security domain - dr. Giuseppe Cascavilla, JADS
      Cyber criminal activities monitoring in surface-deep-dark web, protection of cyber physical spaces, user profiling from social media activities, reidentification of personal emotions.
    • AI applications in healthcare - dr. Sharon Ong, TiU
      On AI and medical imaging, and the WeCare Programme.
    • AI and the labour market - dr. Patricia Prüfer, Centerdata
      Facilitate transition from shrinking to growing sectors.
    • AI and interactive technologies for media applications - Erdinç Saçan, Fontys School for ICT
      On the down sides of AI such as deep fakes, fake news and smartphone addiction and the promises of inclusive AI.
  • 15:45 - 16:00: Conclusion and 16:00 - 17:00: Networking drinks
    Prof. dr. ir. Pieter Spronck and prof. dr. ir. Boudewijn Haverkort (TSHD) wrap up the event, after which there will be plenty of opportunities to meet each other and discuss the afternoon whilst enjoying drinks.


The event will take place in the Deprez building at Lange Nieuwstraat 172 in Tilburg. Are you coming by car? Then you can park (for a fee) in the parking lot next to the Deprez building or in the street. Coming by public transport? The Deprez building is located at 5 minutes walking distance from Tilburg Central Station.

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TAISIG is the Tilburg University Artificial Intelligence Special Interest Group: a research community committed to AI. TAISIG specializes in AI methodology & algorithms, AI concepts and applications, and ELSA (Ethical, Legal and Societal Aspects of AI).

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