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Revolutionizing Society: The Power of AI
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Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Doors Open 19:30 | Event 20:00 - 22:30
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Use machine learning to monitor the epidemic virus spread

Epidemics are disastrous for society. We have seen the consequences of COVID19. Can decentralized algorithms help to understand and possibly contact trace the virus? I have studied multiple algorithms for contact tracing that can mitigate a pandemic and analyzed which algorithms could be most practical regarding the required amount of communication.

Rob Romijnder

PhD candidate

University of Amsterdam


Chatbots and human-machine communication

Chatbots are technologies that communicate with their users via natural human language. They become increasingly sophisticated (if we think for example of large language models and ChatGPT) but conversational technologies have been around for much longer. I study how humans perceive these kinds of technologies and decisions made by algorithms more broadly. More specifically, I focus on how chatbots and the information they are providing are not neutral – most often they are designed in a way that they try to influence us in a certain way. But what does that mean for our communication with them?

Carolin Ischen

Assistant Professor

University of Amsterdam

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