The University of Amsterdam and the City of Amsterdam have announced a commitment to build a world-class Artificial Intelligence hub at Amsterdam Science Park. The new co-creation space will bring together research, education and entrepreneurship in this dynamic field. The City of Amsterdam has promised €4 million in funding.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to be the defining technology of the future, as applications from self-driving cars to healthcare robots become part of everyday life. Amsterdam is already highly respected for its AI expertise. The new AI hub will concentrate talent to ensure that the city leads the field in creating innovative solutions, products and applications.

The University of Amsterdam (UvA) already has between 400 and 500 students working on AI. The research is at world-class level, but the current accommodation is no longer adequate, says Maarten de Rijke, Professor of Information Retrieval. The planned 11,000 m2 building at the Science Park will not only house students and researchers from the university, but will also act as an open hub for co-creation between the university, research institutes and the private sector.

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