Minister Kaag informed about AI

Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, visited UvA's Faculty of Science at Amsterdam Science Park on Thursday 21 March in preparation for a trade mission to Silicon Valley.

Maarten de Rijke, Cees Snoek, Arnold Smeulders, Lynda Hardman(CWI and ADS) and Hinda Haned of the Informatica Instituut and also involved in ICAI, talked to her about the power and necessity of Artificial Intelligence, robotics and big data in the Netherlands. Kaag also spoke with them and experts from Ahold Delhaize about the ethical aspects of AI and she asked the question how AI can contribute to a more inclusive world. After that, she visited startup AIIR Innovation in Startup Village.

This visit was in preparation for the trade mission to Silicon Valley on 25 and 26 March with twenty innovative entrepreneurs and researchers. The main theme of the mission to the United States is innovation and digitalisation.

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