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Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

How can humans and AI technology both complement and collaborate with each other?

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely used in our society: from cars that detect pedestrians to our smart phones’ virtual assistants. These applications use AI techniques to interpret information from a wide variety of sources, and in turn to enable intelligent, goal-directed behaviour.

 

The Artificial Intelligence Master’s programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam looks specifically at hybrid intelligence, where AI systems and humans collaborate. The first year is made up of broad courses that focus on core AI topics, while the second year is devoted to your chosen area of specialisation. 

 

In collaboration with Psychology department, we also offer the specialised Cognitive Science track.


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Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Science

Understand the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and human behaviour

 

AI’s applications are highly diverse, ranging from optimising internet searches to supporting elderly people with dementia.  The VU’s Artificial Intelligence programme allows you to analyse, develop and apply new AI techniques to come up with solutions that make sense within their social context. 

 

In your first year, you’ll take a number of compulsory courses that cover the key concepts of AI. You’ll learn how human behaviour can be interpreted based on sensor data and computational models of physiological and cognitive processes. You’ll gain experience in integrating such models in dedicated, intelligent applications that support humans in their daily lives. And you’ll work with these systems to make sure they’re truly aware of the way humans operate.

 

In your second year, you’ll specialise. And there are lots of possibilities and opportunities to do so. You can continue to study AI techniques in more depth, building on the core topics. And you can choose advanced elective courses in these or more specific AI topics like Deep Learning.

 

In the specialisation phase, you can also study a particular area of application – such as supporting people in following a healthy lifestyle or caring for the elderly. Or you can focus on a relevant scientific discipline: psychology, sociology, movement sciences, or biomedical sciences, for example.

 

Another option is to continue in the specialised Cognitive Science track, during which you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of the cognitive aspects of AI.

 

The VU’s AI programme is a pioneer in the development of intelligent systems. As a Master's student, you’ll get the opportunity to work on advanced information systems at a wide range of companies and institutions. Some recent examples include:

  • Semantic navigation on overheid.nl (the Dutch government website)
  • A personal “quit assistant” to help people give up smoking 
  • Adaptive personal music choices during sports training, in collaboration with Philips
  • New forms of online publication for Elsevier
  • A knowledge system to predict problems with Amsterdam's trams and other public transport
  • An intelligent opponent that’s able to anticipate a player's actions in a real-time action game

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Artificial Intelligence: Cognitive Science

Whether you’re looking to become a data scientist, software engineer, computer scientist or consultant, the opportunities are endless. Going on to do further research or working in an educational institute is also a possibility.

 

A Master’s in Artificial Intelligence will give you an excellent foundation in both the business world and the research world. And your future employer could be anything from a management consultancy to a tech start-up and everything in between. Your skills lie in the point where technology and human understanding meet – as an AI graduate, you’ll form the perfect bridge between the two. 

 

Examples of positions our alumni currently hold include: 

  • Software Engineer at Google
  • Data Scientist at Airbnb / Booking.com
  • Project Manager at Volvo Car Group
  • Computer Vision Expert at Eagle Vision
  •  PhD student at Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, University of Zurich, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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I have an international degree

 

The Artificial Intelligence programme is open to international students. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

 

In order to gain admission to the Artificial Intelligence Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

 

Specific requirements for the Artificial Intelligence Master's programme

Admission to this Master's programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or students from Computer Science or Psychology. The student is assumed to have programming skills (Python or Java), to have a general knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and a basic working knowledge of computer science, logic, mathematics, and psychology. Under specific circumstances other students may also be admissible. Applicants without an Artificial intelligence or Computer Science Bachelor Degree are required to take this Programming test in Python.

 

 

General English language proficiency requirements

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

 

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this master programme are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

 

I have a Dutch university level (WO) Bachelor’s degree (VU Bachelor's degree, VU Pre-Master or Bachelor's degree at another university)

 

Admission to this Master's programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence or students from Computer Science or Psychology. The student is assumed to have programming skills (Python or Java), to have general knowledge of Artificial Intelligence and a basic working knowledge of computer science, logic, mathematics, and psychology. Under specific circumstances other students may also be admissible. Students with other diplomas, University or University of Applied Science, who are kindly invited to contact us if interested in following a Pre-Master's programme at our Department. Applicants without an Artificial intelligence or Computer Science Bachelor's degree are required to take this Programming test in Python.


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