Unleashing big data of the past: Europe builds a ‘time machine’
Funding awarded for large-scale European research initiative
The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of six proposals to develop a large-scale research initiative. The European Time Machine project will receive 1 million euros in funding to prepare a detailed roadmap of the initiative. Time Machine’s goal is to design and implement advanced new digitisation and artificial intelligence technologies (AI) to mine Europe’s vast cultural heritage – its historical ‘big data’. The free and fair access to information provided by this data will support future scientific and technological developments in Europe. The UvA, at which work is being done on the Amsterdam Time Machine, is one of the main partners in the consortium behind the project. Click here for more information (Website University of Amsterdam).