Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Organisation profile

KB is the national library of the Netherlands. Driven by the power of the written word we contribute to the intellectual development, proficiency and creativity. We collaborate with partners in public libraries, cultural heritage and academics. The KB promotes the visibility, usability and sustainability of the Dutch Library Collection.

Activites in AI field

The KB is involved in various research projects on AI in collaboration with knowledge institutions. The KB has formulated 7 AI principles for the library sector: accessible, robust, inclusive, neutral, supervision, transparent and safe. The KB is also one of the initiators of the Cultural AI Lab,

Contribution to the NL AIC

By participating in various working groups, such as Research, Data and Human-centric AI. The KB is also one of the initiators of the working group Culture and Media.


The KB sees AI as an important component to manage fast-growing information flows and to provide the user with better and more complete information. The KB also wants to utilize the potential of AI and contribute to the development of responsible AI. Participation in NLAIC means broadening and scaling up our activities and goals.


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Building blocks & Sectors
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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.