AI Lustrum :
30 years of AI





30 years of education and research on AI in Groningen: A milestone worth celebrating!

Our study program has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years, evolving from its humble beginnings as a small program, “Technische Cognitie Wetenschappen”, educating just 30 students per year to its current status as a thriving institution, welcoming and nurturing the growth of more than 100 students annually.

We are thrilled to mark this special occasion with a dedicated event for current and former students and staff members. Are you one of those? Then please join us in celebrating these remarkable 30 years on the 3rd of November.

The 30th anniversary lustrum is organised by the AI department of the RUG. For questions or comments, please contact Marleen Schippers:

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09:00 – 10:30

11:00 – 11:15    Welcome speech by Niels Taatgen

11:15 – 12:30    Talkshow with 4 alumni hosted by Stephen Jones

  Starring: Paul Vogt, Maaike Harbers, Ayla Kangur, Francesco Bidoia (online from Japan)

12:30 – 12:45    30 year AI in 30 pictures

12:45 – 14:30    Lunch

14:30 – 15:20    Past, Present and Future of AI, different perspectives

  Starring: Ryan O’Loughlin (online from the United States) and Hamed Ayoobi

15:20 – 15:50    Coffee and tea Past, Present and Future of AI, different perspectives

  Starring: Lambert Schomaker and Petra Hendriks

16:30 – 16:45     Quiz results & final words by Fokie Cnossen

from 16:45    Drinks

Time and place

The AI lustrum event will be held on Friday the 3rd of November with a Day program at the Martiniplaza and a party at the Stadslab.

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Registration for 30th Anniversary Celebration Event

Great that you want to join us for this lustrum!

Please complete this form to register for the event. We ask a small fee to cover part of the costs.