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Looking back on successful workshop Storymapping
Posted on:22 February 2024

On Feb. 16, the Geodienst (CIT) and the Jantina Tammes School co-hosted a Storymapping workshop with the goal of looking at how to best highlight research using this tool.

Azzopardi's algorithms are inspired by the brain
Posted on:20 February 2024

George Azzopardi, associate professor of Pattern Recognition at the Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, balances his time equally between fundamental and applied research. As theme coordinator of ‘Applied AI’ at the Jantina Tammes School, he is dedicated to bridging the gap between science and practical societal applications.

Open Call for RUG students to apply for the Pan-European Seal (PES) Professional Traineeship Programme
Posted on:19 February 2024

Do you want to broaden your horizons by working abroad? Do you want to work with inspiring people from a variety of cultures? Then you should apply to the Pan-European Seal (PES) Programme.

AI Act makes Europe forerunner, yet there are plenty of concerns too - event video added!
Posted on:16 February 2024

The event 'Navigating the EU AI Act: Innovation, Regulation, and the Future of the Digital Society' was a collaboration between the Security, Technology & e-Privacy research group (STeP) of the Faculty of Law, the Governance and Innovation department of Campus Fryslân, the Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology and AI, the SSiGNAll: Surveillance Studies in Groningen Network for All, the AI Hub Noord Nederland, Samenwerking Noord and the Decentralised Student Association (DSLA).

New blog: Data Autonomy and Academic Freedom
Posted on:14 February 2024

Blog data autonomy: commitment to academic freedom requires scholarly communities to take more control of their data infrastructures than they have achieved so far.

European Researchers' Night returns to Groningen
Posted on:13 February 2024

For the next two years, Groningen will again 'host' the European Researchers' Night, to celebrate and showcase science.

Funding opportunity: NWA call Research along Routes by Consortia 2024
Posted on:12 February 2024

Research along Routes by Consortia funds research projects spanning the entire knowledge chain, involving interdisciplinary consortia. Within consortia researchers collaborate with citizens and societal partners.

HAICu-project officieel van start
Posted on:06 February 2024

Het HAICu-project werd afgelopen vrijdag officieel afgetrapt met een bijeenkomst voor alle betrokkenen in Utrecht. Binnen het programma, dat recent een subsidie van 10.3 miljoen euro ontving vanuit de Nationale Wetenschapsagenda, werken AI en Digital Humanities onderzoekers, erfgoedprofessionals en geïnteresseerde burgers samen om met behulp van kunstmatige intelligentie-tools erfgoedcollecties beter te ontsluiten.

Major project to improve remote-controlled vehicles
Posted on:05 February 2024

Professor Ming Cao from ENTEG is the leading partner in an NWO-funded project to improve the quality and safety of remotely operated vehicles in offshore operations.

Jantina Tammes School and Center for Information Technology join forces
Posted on:31 January 2024

Govert Schoof, Head of the Geodienst at the University of Groningen ( UG ), started as Liaison at the Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology and AI this month. In this role, he acts as a link between the School and the Center for Information Technology (CIT). 'With my appointment, we are taking the cooperation one step further.'

Ten grants for interdisciplinary PhD research at UG Schools
Posted on:26 January 2024

The Ubbo Emmius Fund (UEF) has made ten grants available for research projects at UG Schools as part of the M20 Scholarship Programme. With the grants, ten PhD students who want to further develop into interdisciplinary researchers will be appointed.

KNAW Early Career Partnerships, open till 1 February 2024
Posted on:23 January 2024

Postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their careers can apply for up to EUR 10,000 to organise an interdisciplinary meeting in the Academy's Trippenhuis complex or another location of their choice.

How to use Stable Diffusion in research and teaching?
Posted on:18 January 2024

The Jantina Tammes School of Digital Society, Technology & AI, the Center for Information Technology (CIT) and ICT Innovation Fund joined forces to organize a workshop on AI generated imagery with Stable Diffusion.

Dr Evgeni Moyakine is awarded grant of Incentive Fund for Interdisciplinary Projects
Posted on:18 January 2024

Dr. Evgeni Moyakine, Assistant Professor at the Section IT Law of the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies, has been awarded the grant of the Incentive Fund for Interdisciplinary Projects together with two colleagues from the Faculty of Science and Engineering, prof. dr. Antonis Vakis and dr. Fadi Mohsen.

KHMW Proefschriftprijs Interdisciplinariteit 2024: sluitingsdatum nominaties 15 januari
Posted on:10 January 2024

De KHMW Proefschriftprijs Interdisciplinariteit 2024 wordt toegekend ter bekroning van onderzoek met een bijzonder interdisciplinair karakter dat de grenzen tussen de klassieke alfa/bèta/gamma-wetenschapsgebieden overbrugt.

Recap Winter School: 'A driver's licence for artificial intelligence and health'
Posted on:02 January 2024

During the winter school 'Data Science and AI in Health', which took place in December at the House of Connections, participants got a 'flying start' on artificial intelligence, health and startups. 'The diversity of the group of students was remarkable. This provided new perspectives, allowing participants to learn from each other.'

Looking back at a great Jantina Tammes Year End Event
Posted on:20 December 2023

On Tuesday December 19 we had our Jantina Tammes Year End Event. We look back on an amazing event with many attendees.

New blog! (Critical) Data Autonomy: digital archiving for an uncertain future
Posted on:20 December 2023

By introducing the Cloud as the ultimate solution to future proof our data storage, Google and other Big Tech corporations ensured that our digital infrastructures now depend on these large investments.

EC Policy Brief: 'Harnessing the potential of AI in science to accelerate discovery and foster innovation'
Posted on:15 December 2023

Today, the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission published a policy brief on the role and potential of artificial intelligence (AI) in science and innovation.

Join the 'Language and AI' community
Posted on:11 December 2023

As a part of the Jantina Tammes School, the 'Language and AI' theme is an interdisciplinary initiative that aims to encourage collaboration among academics, PhD candidates, students, and industry representatives who share a keen interest in the intersection of language and artificial intelligence.

Inspiring workshop on Story Mapping: 'The craft of telling a story'
Posted on:11 December 2023

Story Mapping from the Jantina Tammes School and the Geodienst on 17 november 2023.

How do we keep Big Tech in check?
Posted on:05 December 2023

That was the key question during the second Digital Participation Symposium at the House of Connections on 27 November. In break-out sessions, participants explored possible solutions , with an early consensus about the crucial need to prioritise 'the middle’ and stricter regulations.

AI, innovation & society
Posted on:04 December 2023

Will AI lead to the next large revolution in human productivity? Will it solve the mysteries of science? Or will it wipe-out humankind as we know it? When considering the potential implications of AI in the future, it is important to consider your (moral) opinion and role in it.

'A makerspace at the UG would help enormously'
Posted on:01 December 2023

How do you create a place at the university where students can create, innovate and collaborate across disciplines? That question was the focus of the 'Makerspace' event at House of Connections on 23 November, organised by the Jantina Tammes School.

Recap: 'A thought provoking lecture about AI and inequality'
Posted on:27 November 2023

Who are the driving human forces behind artificial intelligence? This question was central to last week's lecture 'How Artificial Intelligence fosters Global Inequalities' in the House of Connections from the University of Groningen.

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