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Nanda Piersma

Director Centre of Expertise Applied Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Nanda Piersma is the scientific director of the Centre of Expertise Applied AI at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and former Lecturer Responsible IT at the same institute. She focuses on interpreting responsible applications of AI in the workplace and is a crown member of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER). Additionally, she is involved in various national networks related to data science, such as the Practice-oriented ICT Research Platform (Prio) and the Netherlands AI Coalition (NLAIC). At the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), Piersma is affiliated with the Intelligent and Autonomous Systems (IAS) group.

At the end of 2022, her book "System Error, Please Restart" was published, which discusses the responsible development of IT systems. Increasing digitalization offers opportunities in areas such as livability, health, education, and mobility, but it is important to develop technology in ways that ensure privacy, autonomy, and inclusion. In her book, Piersma explains what 'responsible' means and how we can develop IT systems in ways that deserve our trust.


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