Six consortia with top researchers from different Dutch universities have received a total of 113.8 million euros to carry out scientific research programmes in the coming years. With Gravitation (Zwaartekracht programma), the government encourages excellent research in the Netherlands. The Minister for Education, Culture and Science (OCW), Ingrid van Engelshoven, made these funds available for research consortia that are among the best in the world in their field in carrying out groundbreaking research.
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been very successful in the NWO Gravitation (Zwaartekracht) round in 2019.
Hybrid Intelligence (HI): augmenting human intellect
Main applicant: Prof. dr. F.A.H. van Harmelen (VU Amsterdam)
Co-applicants: Prof. dr. P.Th.J.M. Vossen (VU), Prof. dr. M. de Rijke (UvA), Prof. dr. C.M.J. Jonker (TUD), Prof. dr. M. Welling (UvA), Prof. dr. L.C. Verbrugge (RUG)
Institution acting as official secretary: VU Amsterdam
Amount awarded: 19.0 million euros
Hybrid Intelligence (HI) combines human and artificial intelligence. Six Dutch universities will develop theories and methods for intelligent systems that cooperate with humans, that adapt to dynamic circumstances and that can explain their actions. Ethical and legal values, such as transparency, accountability and trust, will be taken into account during the design of such HI systems. We will demonstrate applications of HI systems in healthcare, education and science to show the potential of artificial intelligence to amplify human intelligence instead of replacing it.
- Press release NWO:
- Press release Vrije Universiteit
- Read or see an extensive interview with Frank van Harmelen.
WEBSITE : The Hybrid Intelligence Centre