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 of IPN, the main objective of the SIG is to help shape the national research agenda on Artificial Intelligence in the Netherlands. This is done by creating an overview of the Dutch research groups and companies that are active within the field, formulating a vision on future developments, and communicating with national scientific and governmental organizations. To this end, the IPN SIG AI created a draft version of a ‘Dutch AI Manifesto’ in September 2018. For more information, see