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A car powered by solar energy, food that is printed and a smart camera that uses artificial intelligence to detect skin cancer at an early stage. What do these innovations have in common? They were all developed in Brainport through collaboration between industry, municipalities,  education and knowledge institutes. There is no place in the world where as many patents are applied for as in the region around Eindhoven. Welcome to the ultimate breeding ground for pioneers.

 

Without key technologies, no innovation

In Brainport, work is being done on cutting-edge technologies that make our lives nicer, cleaner, safer and more fun. Without ASML's chip-making machines, you wouldn't have a smartphone and without Lightyear, a car powered by solar energy would only exist in science fiction films.

Each and every one of these technologies is going to have an impact on our lives. One of Brainport's five key technologies is Artificial Intelligence. It is being called the most far-reaching technological development of our time.

AI for you, the student

The influence of Artificial Intelligence on our daily lives and our work is only going to increase. For example, what was the last Netflix recommendation you watched? And why does YouTube always show you films that are similar to the previous one? We already use apps and services in our leisure time which make use of AI.

In BrainportEindhoven, we make increasing use of AI, particularly in healthcare, mobility and the manufacturing industry for such things as the development of autonomous vehicles, intelligent transport systems, industrial robots and smart patient monitoring.

As residents of Brainport, we are already coming across these applications in development and test phases. So it's important that you know what AI entails and what your chances are of coming across it.

Effect on your future job

AI applications will be present everywhere soon; jobs will change and new ones will be created. Some jobs will even disappear in the future - will we still need parcel delivery drivers if everything can be delivered by drones? But most jobs will be changed by AI. Whereas a radiologist used to have to look at every scan to be able to reach a diagnosis, AI can now help make that diagnosis. In doing so, AI contributes to the solutions to social issues such as good and affordable healthcare.

Did you know that the number of job vacancies requiring AI and AI-related skills, such as 'data science' and 'machine learning' is increasing rapidly? Since 2016, the number of job vacancies in Brainport has doubled to more than 4,000 a year. And this number will continue to grow, thanks to the investments in this technology.

By acquiring knowledge about AI during your study programme already, you will have an advantage in the employment market. Not everyone has to become an expert but understanding and being able to work with AI technology is a big plus.

Others have gone before you

How can you acquire knowledge about AI during your training or study programme? These students' stories show how they got to grips with AI and how that benefited them.

Applying AI and machine learning at Jumbo

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How AI can help predict returns for MY Jewellery

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AI helps Mediamarkt determine when to launch a promotion

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What can you do with AI?

Are you interested in discovering what you can do with AI and how AI will affect your job? Below you can find out what you can do and which opportunities can be found in the region. Also take a look at your own educational institutes to see which AI study programmes, minors and courses they offer.

 

News

View all news items on Artificial Intelligence here.

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