Contributor: Bennie Mols

Bennie MolsBennie Mols is a science journalist, author and speaker with twenty years of experience, specialising in artificial intelligence, robots and the human brain. He published twelve books, most notably Hallo robot (translated into English and Chinese), Robotics for future presidents and Turings Tango (in Dutch only – about artificial intelligence). He regularly appears on radio and tv to talk about artificial intelligence and robots. He is also a public speaker on the same subjects. Among many other presentations, he gave a TEDx-presentation about human-machine-interaction: ‘The one thing computers and robots will never be able to do‘.He graduated from physics and philosophy and holds a PhD in physics. With this background he uniquely combines in his work the fields of science, technology and philosophy, always asking the question how the combination of these three disciplines can improve people’s lives.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Hugo Aerts on AI in medical imaging

Interview with Hugo Aerts, professor of AI in medicine at Maastricht University (Netherlands). He is also director of the AI in medicine (AIM) program at Harvard University and Mass General Brigham in Boston (USA). You received a EUR 2 million European Research Council grant for the project ‘Deep Learning for Automated Quantification of Radiographic Tumor Phenotypes’ that ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Regina Barzilay on AI in medical imaging

Interview with Regina Barzilay, distinguished professor for AI and Health at MIT (USA). She is also an AI faculty lead for Jameel Clinic, an MIT center for Machine Learning in Health. What is your view on the future of artificial intelligence in medical imaging for the next 10 years? Many of today’s successful applications of artificial ...

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The future of AI for healthcare: ‘AI can make a huge difference’

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays an increasing role in healthcare. It can automate repetitive tasks and help doctors to better diagnose certain cancers. Will AI soon be able to do diagnostics and predictions for disease and treatment which go beyond human’s capacities?

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Making the medical imaging pipeline smarter

An interview with Prof. Dr Daniel Rückert, Alexander von Humboldt Professor for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Healthcare at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). In 2020, he received a EUR 2.5 million European Research Council (ERC) grant for the five-year project ‘Deep Learning for Medical Imaging: Learning Clinically Useful Information from Images’, which runs from January 2021 ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Nicholas Diakopoulos about AI in journalism

Interview with Nicholas Diakopoulos, associate professor in communication studies and computer science at Northwestern University where he directs the Computational Journalism Lab (CJL). His research focuses on computational journalism, including aspects of automation and algorithms in news production, algorithmic accountability and transparency, and social media in news contexts. One of the conclusions of the 2019 ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Natali Helberger about AI in journalism

Interview with Natali Helberger, distinguished university professor of law and digital technology, with a special focus on AI, and affiliated with the Institute for Information Law (IVIR) of the University of Amsterdam. Her research focus is on how digitization, algorithms and AI are transforming the media and its implications for public values, diversity in the ...

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AI in journalism : with power come responsibilities

Media organisations worldwide show a growing awareness and adoption of artificial intelligence for information gathering, storytelling and news distribution. Given the potential transformative power of AI in journalism, media organisations must consider how best to use AI tools to fulfill their mission. They should reflect on the impacts that AI in journalism has on democracy, diversity and public values.

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof. Rose Luckin about digital education

Rose Luckin is a professor at University College London. She is also the director of EDUCATE, a London based hub for educational technology start-ups, researchers and educators. What is your own favourite tool in digital education? It’s not so much a tool as a way of thinking. It’s helping people to understand how artificial intelligence ...