Eerste geslaagde pilot Observe is uitgevoerd – ACT MediaLab

Woensdag 27 januari jongstleden vond in Enschede de eerste pilot voor Observe plaats. Boven de ingang van winkelcentrum De Klanderij, hangt een scherm van 6×3 meter waarop de content van 100% FAT (genaamd: Walk The Line) werd getoond. Rond half 11 in de morgen begon 100% FAT met de opbouw van de installatie. Middels een …

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BDE Webinar:  Big Data and the 7 Societal Challenges Out-of-the-box technology for the future

logo-BigDataEuropeAs the Big Data Europe project enters its second year, we’re doing everything we can to make it as simple as possible to get acquainted with the platform which is under development, and facilitate future deployments of our platform to support your Big Data pipelines.

We are therefore happy to introduce this quarterly series of technical webinars, where you can keep track of progress related to our technical developments and demonstrators in each of the seven societal challenges, ask questions, and provide valuable feedback. In addition, we will also cover other important developments in the area which are not necessarily related to our project.

Online Webinar: 02-03-2016, 14:00-15:00 CET

In the first webinar in this series, you will learn about:

  • the requirements we collected from the 7 Societal Challenges we are addressing
  • the technical building blocks of our Big Data Platform
  • how the above will be provided as a generic instance for customisation
  • an introduction to the 7 selected Pilot partners and the expected outcome

The one hour webinar is run by the Big Data Europe Project and presents inputs and presentations from experts responsible for the architecture, the implementation and the upcoming pilots roll-out. The audience will be given a chance to interact and the top questions will be answered by one of our dedicated technical and domain experts.

Registration is Free, click here register now!

We are looking forward to your participation.

Remembering Bob Wielinga

Yesterday, we received the sad news that Prof. Bob Wielinga passed away. Bob was my promotor and a true mentor to me and many other Dutch AI researchers and he will be sorely missed.

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Bob Wielinga at my Ph.D. defense (photo by Jochem Liem)

When I first met Bob as lecturer of the UvA course Knowledge Systems he looked like a ‘real’ professor, with a big white beard and dressed in a dark suit. When later he became my Ph.D. supervisor I found out just how much of a powerhouse he was. He was very humble but at international conferences people mentioned his name with appropriate reverence. He was a very patient and supporting mentor to me and my colleagues and I learned so much from him. Bob was always truly interested in the work of all his students and colleagues, no matter how diverse. He was the only one that could have held such a diverse group of researchers in the SWI group (the later HCS) together.

 

Artificial Intelligence in the Netherlands has lost one of its greats.