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AI, Media & Democracy Lab – 3 Postdoctoral Researchers

Faculteit/Dienst:  Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid Opleidingsniveau:  Universiteit Functie type:  Wetenschappelijk Personeel Sluitingsdatum:  13 June 2022 Vacaturenummer:  9059   Do you want to help us to set up the AI, Media & Democracy Lab? We are looking…

The antecedents and consequences of ambivalence about agentic technologieswith Gijs van Houwelingen and Chris Starke

Both in the popular press and in scientific literature, it is often assumed that people are quite wary of agentic (i.e, smart) forms of technology. Yet, at the same time,…

Cabinet allocates more than € 142 million for scientific top research

We are very glad to announce that the University of Amsterdam managed to secure € 21.3 million in research funding from the Gravitation 2022 programme with the project The algorithmic society!…

Workshop – (Un)fairness of Artificial IntelligenceCall for proposals

Socio-technical systems imbued with artificial intelligence (AI) increasingly shape democracy by making important decisions, for example, in public administration (AlgorithmWatch, 2019), media (Thurman et al., 2019), and the legal system …

Responsible Digital Transformations – Call for Proposals 2022

Responsible Digital Transformations (RDT) is one of the four themes in the 2021-2026 strategic plan of the University of Amsterdam (UvA), focusing on technology and ethics of regulation, algorithms, systems…

RPA Human(e)AI Statement on the Russian invasion of Ukraine

The members of the RPA Human(e)AI of the University of Amsterdam stand strongly by Ukraine. We condemn the invasion undertaken by president Putin. Our sincerest thoughts go to all Ukrainians…

Imagining the future, performing the state – Germany’s national AI strategywith Jens Hälterlein and Ljubiša Metikoš

In the past few years, many governments and supranational organisations published strategy papers in which they present their visions of the future development, application and regulation of AI. Nations states…

Getting the AI Regulation Right: a Research Agendawith Natali Helberger

The protection of fundamental rights and the human-centric, ethical and responsible use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies is a central ambition of the European AI strategy, with no lesser goal…

Imagining the future, performing the state – Germany’s national AI strategywith Jens Hälterlein and Ljubiša Metikoš

In the past few years, many governments and supranational organisations published strategy papers in which they present their visions of the future development, application and regulation of AI. Nations states…

Postdoctoral Researcher on AI and Humanities

Faculty/Services:  Faculty of Humanities Educational level:  Promoted Function type:  Academic Staff Closing date:  31 March 2022 Vacancy number:  8358 The Research Priority Area in Humane AI at the University of Amsterdam currently has a…

#10 Humane Conversation – Stereotypes in Language & Computational Language Modelswith Katrin Schulz, Robert van Rooij, Anthi Solaki

In these two interdisciplinary projects, Katrin Schulz - professor of logic at the department of philosophy of Universiteit van Amsterdam - and Robert van Rooij - director of the Institute…

#10 Humane Conversation – Stereotypes in Language & Computational Language Modelswith Katrin Schulz, Robert van Rooij, Anthi Solaki

In these two interdisciplinary projects, Katrin Schulz - professor of logic at the department of philosophy of Universiteit van Amsterdam - and Robert van Rooij - director of the Institute…

AI, Media & Democracy Lab receives more than 2 million euros for human-oriented AI research

The AI, Media & Democracy Lab - a collaboration between the UvA (project leader), the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and the National Research Institute for Mathematics and Computer…

Lab Manager AI, Media & Democracy Lab 2022Faculty of Law - Department of Jurisprudence

Publication date 17 December 2021 Closing date 31 January 2022 Level of education HBO/Bachelor's degree Hours 32 to 38 hours per week Salary indication €2,836 to €4,474 gross per month…

Accelerate Programme 2022UvA Data Science Center Calls 2022

The Universiteit van Amsterdam Data Science Center is looking for new colleagues for the 2022 Accelerate Programme! Via the call, an application can be sent for matching the hiring of…

#9 Humane Conversations – “How to tame an evil AI?”with Iyad Rahwan

In this talk, using only cartoons illustrated by Iyad Rahwan, the director of the Center for Humans and Machines Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, we will explore…

#8 Humane Conversations – “Developing AI for Healthcare”with Ivana Išgum

AI holds a promise to revolutionize healthcare. It has the potential to improve the quality of care by improving diagnosis and prognosis, reducing growing healthcare costs through automation, and making…

2nd IViR “Science Fiction & Information Law” short story competition

This is the second call for short stories for the IViR Science Fiction & Information Law story competition. From the many exciting contributions to our first call it became clear…

Postdoctoral Researcher at University Research Priority Area – Humane AI and JusticeCall for Applications

Publication date: 4 June 2021 Closing date 27 June 2021 Level of education University Hours 38 hours per week Salary indication €3,746 to €5,127 gross per month Vacancy number 21-439…

Welcome to our new Postdoc researchers!

This month we welcomed two new Postdoc Researchers who joined us following the RPA Human(e) AI Call 'Responsible AI from a SSH perspective'. Meet Anthi Solaki and Christopher Starke! Anthi…

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…

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…

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…

AI Media & Democracy Lab

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…

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…

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…

Postdoctoral Researcher at the RPA Human(e) AI in Humane AI and Justice

Publication date: 4 June 2021 Closing date 27 June 2021 Level of education University Hours 38 hours per week Salary indication €3,746 to €5,127 gross per month Vacancy number 21-439 Are…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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 .…

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…

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…