22 March, 17-18h
Towards a new and (more) ethical revenue model of data
Prof. dr. ir. Erik Mannens, Professor Data Science at Ghent University and Research Valorisation director at imec
Big Tech (primarily US- and Far East-driven) rules, thanks primarily to your data. With AI and IoT around the corner, things are going to get even worse (if nothing changes in the current value chains). That is, unless we as Europe come up with an alternative that is both beneficial for our companies and organisations and to the end consumer – namely, you!
Professor Erik Mannens has been Research Valorisation Director at imec & Professor at Ghent University - IDLab since 2005. He currently heads a Data Science team of 50+ Semantic Technologies & Artificial Intelligence Researchers.
That team focusses on:
1) examining the Web and understanding its impact on contemporary society
2) exploring novel changes that the Web enables in how we run our lives
3) developing Web innovations and enhancements for the Web’s future operations.
They are committed to the Open Source, Open Access & Open Knowledge movements, and is part of Flanders’ Smart City 'City of Things' initiative! Professor Mannens is a Linked Open Data evangelist, a Smart City expert, and an Ethical AI specialist.