Northern Dutch companies are increasingly looking to integrate AI into their workflows, according to local digitalisation and workflow automation company Klippa.
In a statement, Klippa said that more than 300 entrepreneurs from the Groningen province attended the AI-Congres van het Noorden last Thursday, September 28.
“The event is important for many companies in the North which face the same difficulties: getting the organisation to the next level, reducing energy costs, getting the work done with fewer employees in the context of the labour crisis, and having innovations implemented quickly. Can they use AI solutions in these processes? The answer in a lot of circumstances is yes,” said AI Coalition North Netherlands programme manager Yvonne Kooi in a statement.
According to the organisers, AI-hub Noord-Nederland, this year’s edition focused on ethics and responsibility. The event was opened by Kees van der Klauw, head of the Dutch AI Coalition (Nederlandse AI Coalitie). The conference on artificial intelligence was held at Groningen’s Forum.
Menno Fokkema, Managing consultant for DataNorth which is a Groningen-based AI and data science consultancy firm, said he attended the conference to provide insight into how AI can bring value to every company.
“We engage with lots of organisations who believe AI is out of reach, that it is only for big multinational companies. As experienced AI consultants, we know very well that this is not the case,” said Fokkema.