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Where people and tech meet

The importance of Artificial Intelligence is growing exponentially. 

Almost all organisations benefit from intelligent use of computers – the world is your oyster. Graduates from the Artificial Intelligence programme have no problem finding a job, which means that some students are now choosing to take a year off after their Bachelor’s to travel or work abroad, before either starting their Master’s or embarking on their careers.

Artificial Intelligent graduates form a crucial bridge between technology and society – you might not be the programmer doing the coding yourself, but you’ll have the skills to analyse the problem, understand the need from a human perspective, and translate those into a project plan for a developer to execute. You could find yourself working on developing a care robot, an app to help people with depression, or e-learning programs to improve education.

Guszti Eiben, professor Artificial Intelligence at VU Amsterdam

'Given the fact that evolution can produce intelligence, it is plausible that artificial evolution can produce artificial intelligence'

Guszti Eiben is active in the field of Embodied AI, specifically in Evolutionary Robotics. In short, he is working on evolving and learning machines that reproduce, improve themselves, and develop intelligence over time. Watch his most prominent endeavours in this direction in this video.

What can you do after your Bachelor’s degree?

Further your education

Most graduates from the Artificial Intelligence Bachelor’s programme go on to do a Master’s degree. But because of the interdisciplinary nature of the programme, this could be in any number of fields, including:

Students who want to go into teaching now have that option too: we offer an educational minor in the third year as well as an educational Master’s programme, both of which will allow you to teach in Dutch secondary schools.

Start working

The top corporations and consultancies are all looking for qualified computer scientists and data scientists, but you’d also be well placed to work for a small, dynamic start-up company. Alumni from the Artificial Intelligence programme have gone on to work for Elsevier, Philips, research organisation TNO, and healthcare company ChipSoft, to name just a few. You could become an Applications Developer for a technology start-up, or a Knowledge Manager or Information Analyst at a company or healthcare institution.