Raising awareness of the societal impact of AI
Interview with Catelijne Muller, president of ALLAI, an independent organisation to promote responsible artificial intelligence (AI). She talks about her view on the public perception of AI. Ask teenagers to unlock their smartphones, open their social media apps and then show everything openly to their neighbour, and of course they will say: "No way we’re ...
Demystifying artificial intelligence
During the STOA workshop 'AI Public Perspectives' on 14 November in the European Parliament in Brussels, Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere will give a keynote lecture about 'Demystifying artificial intelligence'. She talks to the European Science-Media Hub about her view on the public perception of artificial intelligence. 'AI is about algorithms', said a computer scientist. 'AI ...
Artificial intelligence starts to hit the right note
In the field of music, artificial intelligence is used both to analyse and to create music. For almost any musical piece AI-tools can already extract information about melody, harmony, rhythm, emotion and style. AI-systems are also starting to improvise on stage together with top musicians.
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?
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 ...
Fighting abusive deepfakes: the need for a multi-layered action plan
Deepfakes videos herald some promise for the media industry, but at present they are mostly used for malicious purposes including the production of non-consensual pornography. The law is failing to protect victims as it struggles to keep pace with technological advances.
AI in agriculture: benefits and challenges ahead
Artificial intelligence (AI) could greatly benefit and streamline sustainable agriculture in the EU at every point in the production chain, from farm to fork. However, it does not come without challenges to its implementation.