SENNAY GHEBREAB

Neuroinformatician

 

I studied artificial systems in the early 90s because such systems seemed to offer endless opportunities, for example assisting radiologists in finding abnormalities in medical images.

 

In the two following two decades I used artificial systems to study neural systems (how does the human brain use physical patterns and biases to get a quick first impression of the natural environment) and social systems (how do humans use stereotypes as a mechanism to cope with the social environment).

 

Currently I am setting up a lab for fair and inclusive artificial intelligence: the Civic AI Lab (CAIL) at the national Innovation Center for AI (ICAI).

Artificial Intelligence (AI) - the field that enable machines to learn, understand, and act accordingly - has an impact on all aspects of everyday life. It is transforming the social fabric of our society.

 

AI bears the risk of fueling social fragmentation along cultural, political and economic lines. At the same time, AI offers an opportunity to reinvent the future of the common good, providing citizens new pathways and means to organize themselves in diverse communities with new relations to health, education, work etc.

 

CAIL aims at developing AI technologies that engage, empower and connect citizens from all walks of live  in a fair, transparant and inclusive manner.

Agenda

Opening Academic Year University of Amsterdam
Aula UvA
Informatiefestival ministerie Justitie en Veiligheid
The Hague

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Science / Education / Society

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Sennay Ghebreab, room C3.2545

Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam

Science Park 904, 1098 XH Amsterdam

Email: s.ghebreab@uva.nl  Tel: +31-20-5252270