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Results: 41 - 60 of 2645
  • UvA, TU Delft and Booking.com collaborate on research into better recommendation systems
    23 Jun 2021
    In the Mercury Machine Learning Lab, researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) will be working together with Booking.com on various improved recommendation ...
  • Amsterdam Science magazine #12 is out
    22 Jun 2021
    The new edition of Amsterdam Science magazine is out! Read it online or take a copy in the central hall of building SP 904, and find out more about what scientists in Amsterdam are working on and inspired by.
  • Don’t wait for that robot to take over your job
    22 Jun 2021
    AI can make people think differently about their work, causing them to question how skilled they still are and feel uncertain about the future of their job. Will your job soon be taken over by a robot? Such ...
  • NGC5982
    Dark matter: ‘real stuff’ or gravity misunderstood?
    22 Jun 2021
    For many years now, astronomers and physicists have been in a conflict. Is the mysterious dark matter that we observe deep in the Universe real, or is what we see the result of subtle deviations from the laws of ...
  • Financial Times ranks ABS Master in International Finance 3rd worldwide
    21 Jun 2021
    The Amsterdam Business School’s Executive Master in International Finance (MIF) post-experience programme was ranked 3rd in the world by the Financial Times (FT) today.
  • Mystery of Betelgeuse’s dip in brightness solved
    17 Jun 2021
    An international team of astronomers, including Alex de Koter (University of Amsterdam and KU Leuven), has solved the mystery surrounding the sudden dimming of the star Betelgeuse. This large star in the ...
  • UvA alumni develop automated platform for corporate finance
    17 Jun 2021
    Intrical AI, a startup founded by 3 UvA alumni, builds company profiles for corporate finance on the basis of AI. The product has now achieved the status of MVP (minimal viable product), with ABN AMRO as the ...
  • View of the lab
    Open Kitchen Labs: an accessible chemistry lab for startups
    16 Jun 2021
    The Amsterdam region has many initiatives to make the future waste-free and circular, from students with creative ideas to entrepreneurs with innovative plans. But anyone who wants to turn waste into a resource for ...
  • Multinationals have a major influence on the European political agenda
    15 Jun 2021
    In Brussels, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) lobby hard on issues that are already on the political agenda, while companies lobby on issues they would like to see added to the agenda. ‘And ultimately, influence ...
  • Understanding Consciousness
    15 Jun 2021
    Waking up remains a strange sensation. Just one moment ago the world didn't exist for you and then, in a split second, it was there with all the smells, sounds, movements and visual sensations. For centuries ...
  • Astronomers measure heaviest known neutron star with telescope on ISS
    14 Jun 2021
    The matter inside neutron stars is less compressible than previously thought. A global collaboration, led by (among others) Anna Watts of the University of Amsterdam, has come to this conclusion after using NASA's ...
  • Judith Good appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things 
    10 Jun 2021
    Dr Judith Good has been appointed professor of Human Factors in the Internet of Things at the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). 
  • A giant inflated model of a bee during a demonstration in front of the EU Commission offices calling the EU to adopt a ban on bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides
    With these reforms the EU could rebuild public support
    10 Jun 2021
    Through its Green Deal the EU seeks a transition towards sustainable agriculture. This includes measures to reduce the risk and use of pesticides by 50% by 2030. Public support for these measures is crucial, but has ...
  • The IIS as a testing ground for transition-focused education
    10 Jun 2021
    Society is facing urgent, complex issues that are not easy to manage. Examples include the development of sustainable energy supplies, accessible healthcare, a just city and inclusive digitalisation. Radical changes ...
  • The start of the AI for Oncology lab, a new ICAI Lab
    9 Jun 2021
    The AI for Oncology lab is a collaboration between the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the University of Amsterdam. Both institutes join forces in the development of AI algorithms to improve cancer treatment. The ...
  • Jeroen van de Ven (foto: Kirsten van Santen)
    Jeroen van de Ven appointed professor of Information, Communication, and Strategic Interaction
    9 Jun 2021
    Dr Jeroen van de Ven (1975) has been appointed professor of Information, Communication, and Strategic Interaction at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Economics and Business.
  • UvA ranked number one Dutch university in QS World University Rankings
    9 Jun 2021
    The University of Amsterdam (UvA) has climbed six spots in this year’s QS World University Rankings, and is now 55th in the world. This places the UvA as the top Dutch university on the list and within the top 5% ...
  • a network floating above the world
    Fundamental change in financial power structures
    8 Jun 2021
    Never before has the international network of global business been mapped out in such detail as it has been by researchers from the University of Amsterdam over the past 7 years. Their network analysis of 200 million ...
  • Killer algorithms: how to keep military AI under human control
    7 Jun 2021
    Although types of automated weapons have existed for hundreds of years – with anti-personnel mines being the earliest example – the development of such systems controlled by artificial intelligence (AI) has bought ...
  • ‘I am here to assist you today.’ How we respond to chatbots.
    2 Jun 2021
    As online users we are increasingly exposed to chatbots as one form of AI-enabled media technologies. Stand-alone chatbots are often used for product or service recommendations, for example when online shopping or ...