November & December 2020
January & February 2021

Online event

Webinar 'Photonics & Artificial Intelligence'

Tuesday 9 February
15:00 - 17:00

Babette Bakker


Title: AI for safe autonomous systems


Artificial intelligence is one the biggest trends that facilitates a digital transition. Photonics and AI work hand in hand to generate new digital applications, ranging from safe self-driving cars, diagnosis in healthcare based on imaging data and optimization of mechatronic designs. During this presentation we will show a range of applications of AI relevant for the field of photonics and present some of the key developments in research in AI.


Babette Bakker is a strategic consultant in AI and data-driven policy at TNO. She makes the connection between technology and societal challenges and uses AI and Big Data for more effective decision-making. Until 2021, she was program manager of the artificial intelligence program at TNO, which focuses on safe autonomous systems and responsible decision-making. She has a background in Data Science at JADS, System Dynamics at an Erasmus Mundus program and International Economics at Radboud University.

Company description:

TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 3,400 professionals at TNO, in our work every day. We work in collaboration with partners and focus on nine domains. Appl.AI is the AI program of TNO. The mission of Appl.AI is to strengthen the competitiveness of industry and overcome societal challenges. Orchestrating innovation in public-private partnerships is one of our strengths. This is why we are teaming up with new partners, investing in new AI techniques and deploying these techniques in a range of applications. Our approach is people-centric, developing AI solutions in a controllable, explainable and responsible manner.