What we're about

𝗔𝗺𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗱𝗮𝗺 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗮 𝗦𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 (𝗔𝗗𝗦) is a network organisation of academic and industry partners that has established a strong Data Science and AI ecosystem in Amsterdam. We bring academia, industry and society together to develop world class Data Science and AI research and education and provide a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing and participation.

We do this by organising events and meetups as well as being the single point of access to the network. 𝗔𝗗𝗦 exists to facilitate the growth of the ecosystem and promote Amsterdam as a leading European hub in Data Science and AI research and education.

Find out more about ADS at https://amsterdamdatascience.nl/

All our events are in English and attendance is free but please sign up in advance through Meetup.

Check out all the recordings of our webinars on https://www.youtube.com/c/AmsterdamDataScience

Upcoming events (1)

ADS Drinks & Data: Language Technology for Good

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Join us on Thursday, October 13th at 16:00!

We will talk about transparency and biases in current NLP technologies, touch upon subjects such as the use of language technologies to improve accessibility and inclusivity, in particular for deaf and hard-of-hearing people, discussing use cases for existing and future language technologies from the perspective of the City of Amsterdam.


15:55 Walk-in
16:00 Introduction & Welcome
16:05 Talk #1: Jelle Zuidema (ILLC, UvA)
16:20 Discussion
16:25 Talk #2: Floris Roelofsen (Sign Lab, UvA)
16:40 Discussion
16:45 Talk #3: Iva Gornishka (City of Amsterdam)
17:00 Discussion
17:30 End and Networking!

Talk #1 by Jelle Zuidema

Talk #2 by Floris Roelofsen
Floris Roelofsen is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (UvA). He is director of SignLab Amsterdam (https://www.signlab-amsterdam.nl/) and director of the research programme Language Sciences for Social Good (https://projects.illc.uva.nl/LSG/). He has received numerous prestigious research grants including a VICI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a project on sign language [masked]). He collaborates with several organisations, including NS and AURIS.

People with limited hearing- or reading-ability and people with language-related cognitive disorders have limited access to public services, including education and healthcare.
Moreover, societies are becoming ever more multilingual due to globalisation and migration. Language technologies can help to reduce these language barriers, and thereby increase social participation and cohesion. I will focus on the use of NLP and avatar technology to translate written text into sign language.

Talk #3 by Iva Gornishka

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ADS Drinks & Data: AI solutions for Climate Change | Part 1

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