Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently in the center of attention, by high-profile applications in autonomous driving, big data analytics, and expert-level game play. These appealing examples of AI inspire dreams about the coming age of humanoid robots, and simultaneously lead to concerns about autonomous warfare, the demise of privacy, and human-robot competition in the labour market.
In this Spotlight, Verheij contends that realizing these dreams and countering these concerns require the same innovation in AI: the development of argumentation technology. Argumentation is a successful human activity: whether in science, in politics or in everyday life, our deepest insights have required extensive debates about different hypothetical options. In recent years, a lively community of AI researchers has started the development of argumentation technology....poster with more information.
The University of Groningen (UG) will be awarding honorary doctorates to Prof. Titia de Lange and Dr Philipp Blom during its anniversary week in June 2019. Historian Blom will be awarded an honorary doctorate at the suggestion of Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann...
Prof. dr. Stynke Castelein, hoogleraar aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen en hoofd onderzoek bij Lentis, ontvangt de Vrouw in de Media Award 2018 Groningen.
Marc Kramer of the Faculty of Economics and Business has been chosen as Lecturer of the Year 2018.