'Make the Netherlands a leader in responsible AI'


Investing in talent, a joint agenda and strong infrastructure are the basis for the Netherlands to take a leading role in responsible AI. That was the message from the Amsterdam AI coalition to State Secretary for Kingdom Relations and Digitalisation Alexandra van Huffelen and Wethouder Alexander Scholtes during the working visit to LAB42. Amsterdam AI is committed to promoting responsible AI development and application in the Netherlands.

The working visit focused on the balance between AI as a threat and AI as a solution. Within Amsterdam AI, several projects are underway to improve opportunity equality in society. 

Cees Snoek, professor of Intelligent Sensory Information Systems at LAB42 and scientific director of Amsterdam AI, demonstrated this together with the CIVIC AI Lab and the AI Media & Democracy Lab using the city as a "lab". Both labs are public-private collaborations with application and impact for citizens. These collaborations are important for current social issues, issues that are only getting bigger and more urgent.

'I would really like to know how we can use AI to solve big social problems like poverty issues or sustainability. There are no good answers to that yet. Not even in a European context.'

Photo: Freek van den Bergh