WAI NL Circle of June | Rotterdam

WAI NL Circle of June | Rotterdam

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Rotterdam Circle is set to launch at the same time as summer

Join us for an exciting kick-off event featuring two accomplished women who will share their strategies and success stories in navigating AI and data, followed by the significant challenges they encounter. That’s when we’ll open the floor for discussion – this is your chance to engage and drive progress on the challenges!

Anita de Waard, Vice President of Research Collaborations at Elsevier, will delve into the practical application of AI within a publishing company. A sneak peek – you might get insights about using AI responsibly to detect AI generated text in scientific publishing.

Piek Knijff, a philosopher and director of Filosofie in actie, is deemed the pioneer of data ethics in the country. She will inform us about her approach to ethics when advising organisations on their use of technology. What do you anticipate might be the primary challenge in her line of work?

Come and connect with fellow women in AI in Rotterdam! Those from non-tech backgrounds are also encouraged to attend—the format is designed to enable everyone to contribute.


17:30 – 18:00 | Walk-in

18:00 – 18:05 | Introduction to WAI

18:05 – 18:25 | Anita de Waard, VP Research Collaborations at Elsevier

18:25 – 18:45 | Piek Knijff, philosopher and data-ethicist, director of Filosofie in actie

18:45 – 19:15 | Discussion for the whole room

19:15 – 20:30 Networking & drinks

About the speakers

Piek Knijff, philosopher and data-ethicist, director of Filosofie in actie

Filosofie in actie has been practicing ethics in the use of technology, data, and algorithms in organizations since 2013 in various ways, such as conducting research, giving advice, and with training and education. Piek is seen as a pioneer of data ethics in the Netherlands, and is a sought-after keynote speaker and moderator.

Anita de Waard, Vice President Research Collaborations, Elsevier

Anita de Waard has a background in experimental physics. She joined Elsevier as publisher in physics and neurology in 1988, and currently works as a VP for research collaborations, with a focus on establishing collaborations between Elsevier and academic groups in information and computer science.


This event is hosted by Rotterdam Circle Leads, Goda & Maya. Goda is an AI Project Lead at Erasmus University Rotterdam and Responsible AI consultant. Maya works as a Business Analyst at Make-A-Wish Foundation. This event is done in partnership with CIC Rotterdam.


Date And Time

11-06-2024 | 17:30 to
11-06-2024 | 20:30

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