Leading knowledge institutes in Amsterdam commit themselves to investing 1 billion euro in artificial intelligence over the next ten years. This investment will be used to employ at least 800 researchers, train 5000 bachelor and master students and PhD students, and provide 10.000 students with an AI minor. The coalition aims to develop (or assist in the development of) 100 spin-offs and 100 start-ups.
Amsterdam has the largest science and innovation ecosystem in the Netherlands. It benefits from three decades of experience in AI research, education and innovation. Amsterdams knowledge institutes are focusing on related technological AI developments: machine learning, hybrid intelligence and explainable AI. The partners feel it is essential to develop better systems that focus on people and provide guarantees for responsible application. With those goals in mind, the partners named their collaboration AI technology for people.
The coalition's approach focuses on three main themes, all of which have a major impact on both people's daily lives and socio-economic development in the region. The selected main themes are: AI for Health, AI for Business Innovation and AI for Citizens.
The coalition consists of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek - of which the Netherlands Cancer Institute is part, Amsterdam Economic Board, Amsterdam UMC, CWI, Municipality of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Sanquin, University of Amsterdam, and VU Amsterdam.