Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, visited the AI Experience Centre prior to the announcement of the Commision’s plans for Artificial Intelligence
The VUB AI Experience Centre, which is also supported by the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), welcomed the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. After her visit, the President shared her impression with the press. She recognized the value of the young researchers’ work and emphasized the importance and relevance of human-centered artificial intelligence research. She was pleased to see that the AI Experience Centre also reflects this attitude.
During her visit, Ursula van der Leyen interacted with robots, was shown an autonomous wheelchair, and also encountered the possibilities of AI in the medical field. All of these were demonstrated by some of the prototypes the center offers, like exoskeletons and computer assisted surgery innovations.