Universities & Big TechOnline via Zoom

Spurred by the pandemic, universities around the globe have been forced to move their teaching and research online. Consequently, academia has become even more dependent on digital services provided by…

12 April
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New Human(e) AI Projects 2021-2022!

After the conclusion of its third yearly call for seed-funding, the RPA Human(e) AI is happy to announce the newly awarded projects. The two teams will join a growing community…

6 April
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AI in Educationby Amsterdam Data Science

Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) in collaboration with the Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence (CoE AAI) are hosting a webinar on AI in Education (AIED). Register here

31 March
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Bits of Biasby Things to Come

This event is part of the Science Program Things to Come of Imagine Film Festival 2021. In this program, future visions and science fiction are compared to scientific and societal…

31 March
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First event of the AI, Media and Democracy Lab

The Amsterdam AI, Media & Democracy Lab organized its first event at the Mozilla Festival (MozFest), on March 15, 2021. Together with the City of Amsterdam and a spectacular list…

29 March
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Claes de Vreese becomes fifth university professor of AI

Professor Claes de Vreese, Chair of the RPA Human(e) AI, has been appointed university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society by the Executive Board of the UvA. This appointment takes…

22 March
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De gevaren van filter bubbelsJustus, Ron, Cato & Sarah

Een steeds groter deel van ons leven speelt online af en het internet is (bijna) niet meer weg te denken. Overal om ons heen wordt gebruik gemaakt van AI-technieken, of…

4 March
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Robotdieren tegen de eenzaamheidGido van der Spruijt, Sacha van de Hoef, Joëlle Goevaers

Eenzaamheid, we hebben er allemaal wel eens last van, zeker nu ons land in de greep is van COVID-19. Een bevolkingsgroep die hier erg onder lijdt zijn de ouderen. Zij…

4 March
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Protest tegen gezichtsherkenning: 4 tips om gezichtsherkenningssystemen te misleidenIulia ter Veer, Maaike van der Vegt, Pien van Eerden en Vera Adinde

Gezichtsherkenningssystemen worden steeds vaker ingezet om criminelen mee op te sporen. In China gaat het zelfs een stapje verder. Daar hangen naar schatting 176 miljoen CCTV camera’s op openbare plekken.…

4 March
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Wedstrijdje hersentumor zoeken: Nep hersenscans maken met Generative Adverserial NetworksSteven, Joost, Puck & Pepijn

In 2021 zullen ongeveer 85.000 mensen gediagnosticeerd worden met een hersentumor. Ongeveer de helft van die mensen zal 8 maanden na deze diagnostisering overleden zijn. Het is dus van groot…

4 March
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AI muziek, een hoopvolle toekomst?Félinn Elenbaas, Titus van Gent, Estel Koole, Jacomijn Prins

Probeer eens in je dagelijks leven om je heen te kijken en iets te vinden dat nog niet is beïnvloed door computers. Kunstmatige intelligentie (AI), machines die menselijke intelligentie nabootsen,…

4 March
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AI Media & Democracy Lab – Launch

How will AI and digital technologies transform democracy and the media? UvA, HvA and CWI launch AI Media & Democracy Lab How will AI change media? What new opportunities can…

22 February
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New Article – Small Data Big Challenges

A new article by Arianna Betti, project leader at the RPA Human(e) AI, and other researchers was presented during the 28th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2020), within the…

17 February
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New Study on AI Regulation and Trade Law

The German consumer organisation VZBV released this week a study prepared by Kristina Irion from the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Information Law (IViR). The study joins-up three EU policy…

4 February
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Humane Conversations – Eerlijke Algoritmen

"There is a strong societal call to ensure that AI-based algorithms are designed in a responsible way. In particular, bias and discrimination should be avoided whenever possible. Recently, CBS (Statistics…

26 January
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3 Postdoctoral positions at the RPA Human(e) AI

Publication date 19 January 2021 Closing date 28 February 2021 Level of education University Hours 38 hours per week Salary indication €3,746 to €5,127 gross per month Vacancy number 21-035…

19 January
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Natali Helberger is also “UvA’er van het jaar”

  Folia interviewed Natali Helberger for its article ”UvA’er of the Year”. In the interview, Natali talked about the corona app,  leading a research team during a pandemic and working…

19 January
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Humane Conversations – Sennay Ghebreab and Hinda Haned

"The AI community has been focusing on developing fixes for harmful bias and discrimination, through so-called ‘debiasing algorithms’ that either try to fix data for known or expected biases, or…

14 January
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Humane Conversations – Marieke van Erp

"Biases in data can be both explicit and implicit. A simple two-word phrase can carry strong contestations, and entire research fields, such as post-colonial studies, are devoted to them. However,…

12 January
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Kick-off Civic AI-Lab

The University of Amsterdam, the Vrije Universiteit, the City of Amsterdam and the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations will hold a festive online kick-off event for the new…

3 December
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#2 Humane Conversations – Beate Rössler"A" as in Autonomy and "I" as in "SocIal"

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tknPpiO4loM   On 13 October we launched our first of a series of webinars called "Humane Conversations". The initiative seeks to connect researchers across humanities, social sciences and computer…

19 November
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Natali Helberger on the PERSONEWS project

The PERSONEWS project, funded by the European Research Council, is one of the first to examine, in depth, the impact of algorithmic news recommendations for both users and news media…

11 November
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Hybrid Intelligence Centre

Hybrid Intelligence (HI) is the combination of human and machine intelligence, expanding human intellect instead of replacing it. HI takes human expertise and intentionality into account when making meaningful decisions…

9 November
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Iris van Domselaar speaks at International Legal Protection Congress

Legal Protection International hosted it's 30th annual international legal protection congress on 15 & 16 October. This congress raises the question whether the legal sector, in particular the in-house lawyers…

9 November
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AI & Content ModerationHIIG

Public pressure on platform companies to more soundly monitor the content on their sites is constantly increasing. To address this, platforms are turning to algorithmic content moderation systems. These systems…

9 November
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RPA Human(e) AI researchers win two NWO VENI grants

[caption id="attachment_3060" align="alignleft" width="516"] João and Jef celebrating in style with due respect of social distance[/caption] We are happy to announce that two RPA researchers Jef Ausloos and João Pedro…

5 November
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Cultural-AI Lab

  The lab accelerates excellent research on the intersection of humanities and artificial intelligence. Research areas have an equal focus on “humanities to improve AI research” as well as “AI…

2 November
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Human(e) AI introduced to Minister van Engelshoven

Joanna Strycharz and Claes de Vreese presented the RPA Human(e) AI to the Minister of Education during her work visit in October to the UvA which was devoted almost entirely…

2 November
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Launch PEPTPlatform for Ethics and Politics of Technology

  Smart cities, robotics, artificial intelligence, medical technologies, the energy transition, sustainable technologies and surveillance capitalism: new technologies affect every part of society and our daily lives, raising new ethical…

2 November
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Humane Conversations – Beate Rössler"A" as in Autonomy and "I" as in "SocIal"

"Both the computer science and law disciplines try to define ideal qualities of automated decision systems. In these contexts, concepts, such as autonomy, authenticity, agency, or privacy - both individual…

1 November
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QUVA Lab

By completing a jig-saw-puzzle during the official opening on September 15, Senior Vice President Nagraj Kashyap and President Dymph van den Boom marked the start of the new public-private partnership…

29 October
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AI4EU Cafe’AI and Legal Personality

  The Speaker is: Klaus Heine (Professor of Law and Economics at the Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam) Abstract: AI’s mimic human like decisions, but they are no humans.…

19 October
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#1 Humane ConversationsWhat's happening in AI research and what does it mean for Humane AI?

On 13 October we launched our first of a series of webinars called "Humane Conversations". The initiative seeks to connect researchers across humanities, social sciences and computer scientists to discuss…

16 October
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Amsterdam coalition publishes special AI-edition of New Scientist

To highlight the importance of AI to a broader public, the Amsterdam coalition ‘AI technology for people’ has published a special AI edition in the October issue of the popular…

15 October
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Tobias Blanke on AI and HumanitiesNew intelligence with eye for small details

  Algorithms are playing a growing role in our life. How should we deal with that? According to Tobias Blanke (University Professor in Humanities and AI), it is essential for…

12 October
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UvA Inclusive AI invites Shakir Mohamed (GoogleDeepMind) for a virtual talk and discussion

  The UvA Inclusive AI invites everybody that is studying, teaching, and researching AI at the University of Amsterdam to join a virtual talk and discussion with Shakir Mohamed (Google…

12 October
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Radboud AI

Radboud AI is a campus-wide initiative connecting all activities on Artificial Intelligence and Data Science within Radboud University and Radboud UMC. Radboud AI strives for the development of human-centered AI…

5 October
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LAB 42 Live Kick-off

  After a long period of planning, the time has finally come: the construction of Lab42 has started at Science Park. Lab42 will become a unique science building where education,…

5 October
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History of AI at the UvA – ILLC Blog

A new post published on the ILLC Blog by Iris Proff recounts the origins of AI research at the University of Amsterdam.  Since its very beginning, AI has been a…

30 September
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Humane Conversations – Max Welling

We are very pleased to invite you to this launch event of Human(e) Conversations. Homeworking and the zoomification of research is making chance encounters and discovering new colleagues with shared research interests much more…

29 September
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Amsterdam Time Machine

The Amsterdam Time Machine (ATM) is a public research resource on the history of Amsterdam. It is currently coordinated by the CREATE research program at the University of Amsterdam and…

22 September
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4D Research LAB

The 4D Research Lab (4DRL) serves scholars who conduct research into the material past1 in the faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam. It provides a wide range of…

22 September
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CREATECreative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective

CREATE is short for Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective, a research programme established in 2014. We are based at the department of Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Our project integrates…

22 September
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Music Cognition Group

The Music Cognition Group (MCG) is part of the Department of Musicology, the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC) Center of the University…

22 September
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Dialogue Modelling Group

  The Dialogue Modelling Group carries out research at the interface of computational linguistics, cognitive modelling and artificial intelligence. Its aim is to understand how we use language to communicate…

22 September
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Amsterdam Dynamics Group

  We live in a world of facts and truth, and traditionally, logic has helped us steer a course attuned to that grand independent reality. But logic is also about…

22 September
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Statistical Language Processing and Learning Lab

Research at the Statistical Language Processing and Learning Lab concentrates on statistical models for structured language processing with application to machine translation, paraphrasing, semantic and morpho-syntactic parsing, and statistical learning…

22 September
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Causal Inference Lab

    Causality plays a major role in cognition. Combining empirical and formal methods, the members of the Causal Inference Lab study the role causality plays in the interpretation of…

22 September
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Cognition, Language and Computation Lab

Language is extremely complex, extremely useful, found in all human populations and fundamentally different from any system of communication in other animals. Although there is a recognizable language processing network…

22 September
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DigicomlabDigital Communication Lab

    The Digital Communication Methods Lab is an initiative of the RPA Communication, focusing on innovative research and bringing together existing and new projects with digital communication methods as…

22 September
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Free Masterclass: Responsible AIInfoSupport

Building good AI models that are fair to all demographics can be a challenge. But there are ways to make it easier. In this session, InfoSupport will show you what…

17 September
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Launch ELLIS LabEuropean Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems

Today, 15 September, the several units of the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) will be (virtually) launched throughout Europe - including at the Dutch Amsterdam Science park.…

15 September
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NL AI Coalitie

The Dutch AI Coalition is a public-private partnership through which authorities, businesses, educational and research institutes, and civil organisations cooperate to accelerate AI developments in the Netherlands and to connect…

14 September
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Utrecht University – SIGsSpecial Interest Groups on AI

The Utrecht University's special interest groups (SIGs) are interdisciplinary groups of three or more researchers from at least two faculties, that work on subthemes relevant to the focus area Human-centered…

14 September
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ICAIInnovation Center for Artificial Intelligence

The National Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) has the mission to keep the Netherlands at the forefront of knowledge and talent development in AI. Creating and nurturing a national…

14 September
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AMLabAmsterdam Machine Learning Lab

The Amsterdam Machine Learning Lab (AMLab) conducts research in the area of large scale modelling of complex data sources. This includes the development of new methods for probabilistic graphical models…

13 September
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The misuse of Artificial Intelligence can be a threat to democracyLisanne Fridsma, Bob Lijnse, Mira Bandsom and Domiziana Scarfagna

Picture by Mantra AI The 2020 United States presidential election will have one of the most digitized campaigns ever. Due to the corona virus political parties won't try to gain…

13 September
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Artificial Intelligence in Health Care: Why AI Applications are not Trustworthy….YetLilli Mannsdörfer, Amber van Eekeren, Bruno Sotic, and Alessandro Tellone

Doctors in our health system are increasingly relying on making decisions guided by AI systems. In 2018, the first-ever autonomous Artificial Intelligence (AI) diagnostic system has been introduced to the…

13 September
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Why the Development of Artificial Intelligence Should Be DemocratisedXuanyue Guo, Marieke Knorz, Chaitanya Pandey, Aleksandra Warkocka

  Is AI representative of the whole population? The development of artificial intelligence has changed the world fundamentally. It is deeply integrated into our daily lives in various forms such…

13 September
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Predictive policing is not the answer to the racist policeCasper Metselaar, Eelke Vlieger, Linde Reus, and Savina van Rielova

Image by Patrick Behn from Pixabay[/caption] Predictive policing, a relatively new technique to simplify the work of policemen, should not be put into practice yet. Current protests against racially biased…

13 September
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Humane AI.eu

  The Humane AI community seeks to create the foundations for AI systems that empower people and society. Its goal is to provide enabling technologies for systems that seamlessly fit…

13 September
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ILPSInformation and Language Processing Systems

The Information and Language Processing Systems (ILPS) group is part of the Informatics Institute of the University of Amsterdam. Its research is aimed at intelligent information access, especially in the…

13 September
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ICDSInformation, Communication & the Data Society

  Information, Communication & the Data Society is an interdisciplinary research initiative into the way AI and algorithms affect the role, impact and regulation of information and communication in the…

11 September
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CAILCivic AI Lab

  The Civic Artificial Intelligence Lab (CAIL) is a collaboration between City of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) and University of Amsterdam (UvA). Civic AI Lab focuses on the application…

11 September
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Claes De Vreese was one of the Keynote speakers during the Mediernes Årsdag

Claes de Vreese, Chair of the RPA Human(e) Steering Board, was one the invited Keynote Speakers at the annual Day of the Media conference in Copenhagen, Denmark.  the role AI…

11 September
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TU Delft – AI Labs

  Over the course of 2020-2021 TU Delft will be establishing a total of 24 TU Delft AI-labs where experts in AI foundations work together with experts in AI challenges.…

2 September
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AI4SCIENCE Lab

The AI4SCIENCE Lab is fashioned after the successful Innovation Center for Artificial Intelligence (ICAI) labs, which connect research institutes with industry or government in the area of artificial intelligence. The…

2 September
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Kick-off Meeting of the Working Group “Cultuur” within the Dutch AI Coalition

The Dutch AI Coalition Working Group on Culture and Media, led by Eppo van Nispen will be hosting a kick-off meeting online with all its participants on 7 September .…

2 September
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Tom Dobber and UvA team on deepfakes

Tom Dobber and a UvA team of researchers created a deepfake video of a Dutch politician, putting potentially controversial words that he never actually said into his mouth. They then…

2 September
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Prof. Natali Helberger on News Recommendation SystemsMedia Apocalypse, Ep. 8 - Yale Law School

Prof. Natali Helberger was invited by the Information Society Project (ISP) at Yale Law School to contribute in a series of discussions with experts about the current crisis roiling journalism…

2 September
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ADS & AMDS WebinarCovid-19 and the Media

Amsterdam Data Science (ADS) and Amsterdam Medical Data Science (AMDS) are co-hosting a new lecture series in collaboration with Elsevier and Google to explore The Power and Weakness of Data Modelling…

31 August
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Humane Conversations – Thomas Poell

In this conversation, Thomas Poell reflects on the societal impact of AI-driven virtual assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant. Virtual assistants are software agents that perform tasks and services…

27 August
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Humane Sci-Fi Book Club

The RPA Humane AI is planning on launching a new book club for sci-fi aficionados! The idea is to gather a small group of 10-12 minds to discuss the issues…

27 August
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Human(e) AI Course – Spring 2020

In this section we have selected some of the best scientific blog posts and pitches produced by the first generation of Human(e) AI students as part of their final assessment.…

27 June
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Humane AI Projects 2020/2021

The RPA Human(e) AI is pleased to announce the new research projects that have been granted seed funding following the 2020 Call for Applications. After a successful year with the…

28 May
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Human(e) AI Projects 2019-2020

The RPA Human(e) AI has awarded seed funding for seven interdisciplinary, innovative proposals aimed at investigating the different societal implications of AI. Highlighting the breadth and the depth of AI…

3 July
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UvA launches RPA Human(e) AI

The University of Amsterdam launched the Research Priority Area (RPA) Human(e) AI on May 15, in an event attended by over 150 researchers, staff members and students. The RPA is…

15 May
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