De schaarste van AI talent en het missen van een AI expert zal binnen de verschillende sectoren een beperkende factor zijn in de ontwikkeling van AI in Nederland.


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Data volumes are growing exponentially and algorithms (including those that use AI) are being developed to extract information from data and address challenges. However, that process must be done carefully, in a way that includes ethical, legal and societal aspects (ELSA) as principles of a human-centric approach to AI.
To reinforce our vision on the development and application of artificial intelligence in the Netherlands, the Netherlands AI Coalition has developed the NL AIC Label. An NL AIC Label is formal recognition of an activity that is in line with the aims and strategic goals of the Netherlands AI Coalition and/or the quality of that activity.
The first five ELSA Labs were told last January by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Netherlands AI Coalition (NL AIC) that they will be receiving significant funding from the National Science Agenda. And that has not gone unnoticed. There is already a lot of international attention for these co-creation environments in which public and private parties look together for ways of achieving reliable and human-centric AI solutions.

Building blocks

The NL AIC collaborates on the necessary common knowledge and expertise, resulting in five themes, also called building blocks. Those are important for a robust impact in economic and social sectors.


AI is a generic technology that is ultimately applicable in all sectors. For the development of knowledge and experience in the use of AI in the Netherlands, it is essential to focus on specific industries that are relevant to our country. These industries can achieve excellent results, and knowledge and experience that can be leveraged for application in other sectors.

Become a participant

The Netherlands AI Coalition is convinced that active collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders is essential to stimulate and connect initiatives in Artificial Intelligence. Within fields of expertise and with other stakeholders in the ecosystem to achieve the most significant result possible in the development and application of AI in the Netherlands. Representatives from the business community (large, small, start-up), government, research and educational institutions and civil society organisations can participate.
Interested? For more information, see the page about participation.
Versnellen, Vergroten, Verbinden.