About AI

About Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is the intelligence with which machines, software and devices independently perform actions and make decisions. In a sense, they imitate the thinking of humans. Because AI is widely applicable, its development has an impact on many business sectors and on society as a whole. It is expected that AI will largely determine our prosperity and well-being in the future.

Although AI is not new - the first developments took place in the 1950s - in many respects the technology is still in its infancy. However, with the exponential growth of data, the ever-increasing computing power of computers and ever more powerful AI algorithms, this technology is taking off. As a result, many companies want to explore the opportunities of AI or take the next step in this field.

National strategy

The Netherlands is building a strong position in both the development and application of AI. To this end, the government has drawn up a strategic action plan and the Netherlands AI Coalition (NL AIC) has been established. This coalition uses AI for the big economic and social challenges, for concrete business opportunities and to strengthen our international competitive position. AI hub East Netherlands is a partner of the NL AIC.

For more information on AI and on the NL AIC, please visit nlaic.com.

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