'In AI research we focus on getting the system to actually perform a task – whether it is recognizing objects in images, understanding natural language, or any of the myriad manifestations of intelligence - while only occasionally glancing at biology. This is what appeals to me most.'
'When I started studying I did the Bachelor Dutch linguistics and language. It wasn't enough challenge for me. When I transferred to the Faculty of Science, it really felt like coming home. The people thought the same way as me.'
'There are only a few universities worldwide that offer a MSc in Artificial Intelligence, the University of Amsterdam being one of them. I first found out all about the programme on the web and was triggered by the quality of the education.'