Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Impact of AI on Organizations

How does the use of artificial intelligence (AI) change organizations in practice? How can organizations improve their application of AI systems?

This article was published online by ACM News on July 28, 2020

In order to find answers to these questions, Marleen Huysman, affiliated with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) in the Netherlands, leads a 35-person multidisciplinary research group called the KIN Center for Digital Innovation. The group includes computer scientists, engineers, sociologists, anthropologists, business experts, and industrial designers.

Their working method is unique: they obtain permission to embed themselves into an organization, then study as digital anthropologists for many months and sometimes years the impact of a recently introduced AI system. To date, they have performed studies of how AI impacts the practices of radiology, predictive policing, robotic surgery, and recruitment.

Bennie Mols interviewed Huysman about the impact AI can have on organizations.

Read the whole article on the website of the ACM.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Digital education in times of lockdown – A massive real-life experiment

Worldwide lockdowns forced education to move online all of a sudden. Despite the great potential of digital education, the everyday practice proved to be unruly. While existing inequalities continued to grow, on the positive side students, teachers and parents became more confident in using digital tools.

This article is written for the European Science-Media Hub and was published on July 6, 2020.

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Digital entertainment in lockdown: the new life of culture online

During the months-long European lockdown, entertainment moved online like never before. Creativity flourished on social media platforms and, despite being locked up in their homes, people were longing for entertainment that connected them with friends and family. Meanwhile with all museums closed, European cultural heritage was given a new life online.

This article is written for the European Science-Media Hub and was published on June 22, 2020

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