National AI course launched in the Netherlands

2019-04-11T16:34:08+02:00April 11th, 2019|Articles|

Artificial intelligence is present in many aspects of our daily lives. However, the general knowledge about it is limited. That is why there is now the 'Nationale AI-cursus' a free online course for all Dutch people, about the basic principles of AI. The National AI Course is an initiative of AI for Good, ICAI and [...]

BNVKI & Industry Part 1: Industry@BNAIC/Benelearn

2019-04-11T08:58:40+02:00April 11th, 2019|Articles|

As BNVKI board member who is responsible for the relationship with the industry, I often wonder what this relationship is, but in particular what it could or should be. Especially in these times where AI is on top of all the hype curves and hardly a conference comes by that does not mention the term [...]

AI 4 Belgium Coalition proposes AI strategy

2019-03-20T20:44:33+02:00March 20th, 2019|Articles|

"With Artificial Intelligence, we can improve our lives" AI 4 Belgium Coalition proposes AI strategy at the request of Alexander De Croo and Philippe De Backer Artificial intelligence (AI) can not only improve our lives, it can also help us find solutions to complex problems such as health care or environmental protection. Almost three-quarters of [...]

Event sponsorship: updated amount

2019-01-10T11:35:23+02:00January 10th, 2019|Articles|

BNVKI sponsors AI-related events in the Benelux. At the previous BNAIC conference, it was decided to raise the sponsorship amount from €250 to €500. All the practical information can be found on the relevant page of the BNVKI website.

Flemish AI initiatives

2018-11-13T09:02:07+02:00November 13th, 2018|Articles|

In recent months, the department for Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government has taken a number of initiatives concerning AI. In July, they organised a Stakeholders' day on Artificiële Intelligence to bring together practitioners, researchers and other interested parties, in an effort to map the Flemish AI landscape and identify key concerns going forward. From [...]

Dutch AI Manifesto

2018-10-12T10:06:03+02:00September 27th, 2018|Articles|

Since 2017, BNVKI collaborates with the Netherlands Platform for ICT Research ( On the initiative of the BNVKI board, a Special Interest Group on AI has been created, consisting of researchers from each of the 12 IPN institutes, which are representative for the AI community in the Netherlands. Having the status of a special member [...]

Virginia Dignum Elected EurAI Fellow

2018-07-20T09:28:19+02:00July 20th, 2018|Articles|

Virginia Dignum has recently been elected as Fellow of the European Artificial Intelligence Association (EURAI). The EURAI Fellows programme recognises European AI researchers who have made exceptional contributions to the field. The Fellows are selected from the top 3% AI researchers in Europe. In recent years, Virginia has played an important role in putting responsible [...]

CLAIRE – Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence in Europe

2018-06-25T10:08:06+02:00June 25th, 2018|Articles|

The CLAIRE initiative, initiated by Holger Hoos, Morten Irgens, and Philipp Slusallek, is aimed at uniting the AI community in Europe and guiding EU and national administrations in allocating funding for excellence in AI research. In a nutshell, CLAIRE is about “Excellence across all of AI. For all of Europe. With a Human-Centred Focus.” Everyone [...]

BNAIC 2017 Postproceedings Published

2018-05-16T09:06:46+02:00May 7th, 2018|Articles|

The BNAIC 2017 postproceedings were published in the Springer CCIS series. It contains all 11 Type A regular papers accepted for oral presentation (37% of the 30 Type A submissions). Verheij, B., & Wiering, M. (eds.) (2018). Artificial Intelligence. 29th Benelux Conference, BNAIC 2017. Groningen, The Netherlands, November 8-9, 2017. Revised Selected Papers (Communications in Computer and [...]