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Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud: Nederlands initiatief voor veilige cloud

In een interview met AG Connect schetst Marten van Dijk (CWI) samen met Herbert Bos (VU) en Cees de Laat (UvA) plannen voor zijn initiatief om een Dutch Secure Autonomous Cloud (DUSAC) op te zetten. "Wij willen een eigen vertical stack bouwen, specifiek gericht op het veilig gebruiken en verwerken van data. En dat levert Nederland meer op dan alleen maar een veilige cloud".

Noisy numbers

Although we heavily rely on computations executed by computers, many computations produce inaccurate results. What if computers are wrong?

AI Calculates Best Treatment Plan

A computer that calculates an entire series of optimized treatment plans for prostate cancer in 30 seconds – that took some getting used to for medical specialists. Using artificial intelligence, the computer presented better plans and more insight than the doctors thought possible. The first patients are due to be treated accordingly already this year.

Making The Invisible Visible

CT machines are becoming the standard tool for looking inside objects of all kinds in research and industry. The FleX-ray Lab at CWI is making this type of imaging more accessible to math and computer science researchers. It's also drawing interest from the art, history, and the social sciences community.

Bringing Quantum Computers Closer to Reality

The concept of quantum computing was first proposed back in the 1980s and since then the race has been on to develop the first reliable, scalable quantum computer. Done right, this revolutionary technology could rapidly accelerate developments in fields like machine learning, drug development, finance, and cryptology.

COMPUTER SCIENCE CLOSE TO REAL WORLD

Pablo Cesar, group leader of the Distributive and Interactive Systems group at CWI and Professor at TU Delft, is the recipient of the 2020 Netherlands Prize for ICT Research. In an interview with I/O Magazine he tells about his work which is about modelling and controlling complex collections of media objects. ‘We need human-centred computing, as otherwise, we may get the wrong type of intelligent machines’.

Quest for the Hugo de Groot book chest

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam was pursuing an interesting question: in which book chest did Hugo de Groot escape from castle Loevestein in 1621? The Rijksmuseum and University of Amsterdam turned to CWI for help in solving this mystery.

Smart data collected from grandmothers living room

Chatting with family on the other side of the world via a hologram or selecting your own camera angles for your favourite club’s football match. CWI and TU Delft computer scientist Pablo Cesar is researching the best ways of transmitting and receiving information to make these kinds of applications possible. He was recently awarded the Netherlands Prize for ICT Research 2020.

Cultural AI and its steady acceptance in the heritage sector

The heritage sector is learning to embrace artificial intelligence. This certainly is encouraging, according to CWI researcher Jacco van Ossenbruggen and Martijn Kleppe, head of research at the National Library of the Netherlands. Both researchers advocate the use AI, and point out recent advances in this field.

Making the invisible visible

CT machines are becoming the standard tool for looking inside objects of all kinds in research and industry. The FleX-ray Lab at CWI is making this type of imaging more accessible to math and computer science researchers. It's also drawing interest from the art, history, and the social sciences community.

Interview with Dijkstra Fellow David Chaum

David Chaum (1955) was awarded the Dijkstra Fellowship for his groundbreaking work in privacy and cryptology and the development of digital currency, which laid the technological basis for blockchain and bitcoin. This interview appeared in CWI’s staff magazine in April 2020.

Artsen omarmen kunstmatige intelligentie: Computer rekent uit hoe je het beste bestraalt

Een computer die binnen 30 seconden een hele reeks geoptimaliseerde behandelplannen voor prostaatkanker berekent. Dat was even wennen voor medisch specialisten. Met kunstmatige intelligentie presenteerde de computer betere plannen en meer inzicht dan de artsen voor mogelijk hielden. CWI onderzoeker Peter Bosman leidde het team dat het systeem ontwikkelde. Nog dit jaar kunnen de eerste patiënten op zo’n behandelplan rekenen. Hoe krijgt een AI-systeem dat voor elkaar?

'Kwantumcomputing heeft juridisch kader nodig'

De ontwikkelingen in kwantumcomputers gaan hard. Hoe kunnen we ons voorbereiden op de gevolgen van deze nieuwe technologie? Joran van Apeldoorn en Ot van Daalen pleiten in AG Connect voor een Europees juridisch kader rondom kwantumcomputing.