About us

The Flemish government has established the Knowledge Centre Data & Society (Kenniscentrum Data & Maatschappij) on the 22nd of March 2019. It focuses on the interplay between data, artificial intelligence and society. The Centre will enable socially responsible, ethical and legally appropriate implementations of AI in Flanders. It comprises three existing research Centres: imec-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), imec-MICT (Ghent University) and the Centre for IT & IP Law (KU Leuven). The Flemish Department on Economy, Science and Innovation funds the initiative.

The Centre aims to enable Flemish companies, policymakers, regulators and citizens to achieve the greatest social and/or economic benefits of AI. For this it will bring together diverse stakeholder representative organisations and facilitate the creation of tools, advice and recommendations. The Centre will support umbrella organisations in the field by offering them state of the art knowledge, guidelines or teach the teacher programs, so that knowledge trickles down via their existing channels in a cooperative way.

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Coordination Knowledge Centre

dr. Rob Heyman

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Operational lead

Pieter Duysburgh

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Communication and Events

Gwen Franck

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Communication and projects

Willemien Laenens

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Projects

Cora van Leeuwen

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Research Groups

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imec-SMIT, VUB

dr. Rob Heyman

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CiTiP KU Leuven

dr. Jan de Bruyne

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Research Groups

imec-MICT, UGent

prof. dr. Tom Evens

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Researchers imec-mict-ugent

Researchers imec-mict-ugent

Ralf De Wolf

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Karel Vandendriessche

Researchers imec-mict-ugent

Marijn Martens

Researchers CiTiP KU Leuven

Researchers CiTiP KU Leuven

Brahim Bénichou

Researchers CiTiP KU Leuven
Researchers CiTiP KU Leuven