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In the news you often hear about artificial intelligence that does things all by itself. Because of that most people, including scientists, don't really seem to understand how AI works. Luckily, scientists ensure that AI will become more transparent soon.

In collaboration with Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Studium Generale has invited several scientists to talk about their research in lecture-form. The central theme in all of these lectures is the relationship between people and AI. 

The lectures are as follows:

5 September: Artificial “Intelligence” versus Human Dignity: Issues of Fairness and Power in Algorithmic Decisions (in English)
by Dr. Francien Dechesne en Lexo Zardiashvili
Lipsius, room 028 between 19:30 and 21:00

9 September: We, robots (in Dutch)
door Prof.dr. Lode Lauwaert
Lipsius, room 028 between 16:30 and 18:00

16 September: AI and Creativity (in Dutch)
by Dr. Maarten Lamers
This lecture takes place during the Artscience Week and discusses whether it's possible for computer to be creative. Examples of so-called 'artificial creativity' are becoming a frequent occurence. Computers compose music, make up recipes, creative visual artwork, and even write jokes. But can creativity be reduced to a computer program to begin with? 
This lecture takes place in Rijksmuseum Boerhaave betwwen 16:30 and 18:00. 

23 September: A conversation with AI (in Dutch)
by promovendus Tom Kouwenhoven
Lipsiusgebouw, zaal 028 tussen 16:30 en 18:00 

30 September: AI on the Moon (in Dutch)
by Chris Verhoeven
This lecture is happening during The Space Week. Performing research on the Moon is a hard thing to do. Luckily, robots are lending a helping hand more and more often. At TU Delft, students are working on the Lunar Zebros under guidance of Chris Verhoeven. The Lunar Zebros are small, six-legged robots that can work together like a swarm of swallows. Chris Verhoeven will talk about the robots and moon-research in general during this lecture.
This lecture takes place in Rijksmuseum Boerhaave between 16:30 and 18:00.