Metaprogramming for maintenance at Philips

Philips joined forces with Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica and Eindhoven University of Technology to automatically maintain a key component, written in C++, of one of its successful software systems. Without automation, and for good reasons, such large-scale maintenance is often considered to be too complex and too risky. The partners applied the Rascal metaprogramming solution to script approximately 5,840 source code transformations. The resulting C++ code passed the quality assurance processes and is, in fact, of higher quality than before.

Take inspiration from the brain and make AI more energy efficient

Thanks to a mathematical breakthrough achieved at CWI, AI applications like speech recognition, gesture recognition and electrocardiogram (ECG) classification can become a hundred to a thousand times more energy efficient. This means it will be possible to put much more elaborate AI in chips, enabling applications to run locally on a smartphone or smartwatch instead of in the cloud.

CWI gets NWA grant for integrating smart vehicles in society

The Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) has awarded a grant of approximately 4 million euros to the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the Dutch national research center for mathematics and computer science, for the proposal “Perceptive acting under uncertainty: safety solutions for autonomous systems.” In this project, led by senior CWI researcher Sander Bohté, breakthrough AI solutions will be developed – based on insights in human behavior – to seamlessly integrate smart vehicles in society.

Ton de Kok appointed CWI director

The Institutes Organization of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO-I) has announced that Ton de Kok will serve as the next director of CWI – the National Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science.