The developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are moving at lightning speed. Many scientists consider the developments surrounding AI to be the most important discussion of our time. That is why the theme of the fourth edition of InScience was:
InScience showed the discussion around the applications: the impact, the opportunities, the dangers, and the dilemmas of the exponentially developing technology.
About the festival
The fourth edition of the festival, which took place from 7 to 11 November 2018, was opened by a special guest: Minister Van Engelshoven (Education, Culture, and Science). Her speech ended with the beautiful and poignant words: ”So it may just be that the quest that started from the enigmatic with questions, also ends like this: with questions. And that is good. Because only by asking can we find out even more. I would like to congratulate the organization of InScience on the wonderful program. I’m sure it increases our knowledge, that it raises new questions.”
InScience on Tour
During the fourth edition of InScience, we organized our very first satellite edition in Maastricht. Although we often organize events outside the festival, this first satellite edition brought the festival outside Nijmegen itself. This was the starting signal for the satellite editions, in other words: InScience on Tour.
342 submissions, 61 films screened
21 premieres, of which 2 European premieres
15 interactives and special events
The theme and campaign
How will artificial intelligence change the world? What consequences do the applications have on society? While scientists agree that this is an important discussion, views are widely divergent. Not only do they differ scientifically about what will be possible in the future, but they also differ in their appreciation: from great anxiety to blazing optimism. InScience shows the discussion around the applications: the impact, the opportunities, the dangers, and the dilemmas of the exponentially developing technology.
Jury & Awards
The films from the competition program had a chance to win the NTR De Kennis van Nu Audience Award and the Student Jury Award. InScience also awards the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs. View the 2018 winners here.
NTR De Kennis Van Nu Audience Award
Which film is most liked by InScience visitors? A selection of the best science films has a chance to win this audience award.
- Into the Okavango / Neil Gelinas
Student Jury Award
InScience Student Jury consists of five students from colleges and universities in the province of Gelderland. Through the Student Jury, InScience encourages young people to be more involved in science.
- Inventing Tomorrow / Laura Nix
With the Klokhuis Wetenschapsprijs, Het Klokhuis and InScience reward interesting and relevant scientific research for children aged 9 to 12 years.
- ‘Rolstoel les voor kinderen die een rolstoel gebruiken’ / Marleen Sol (Hogeschool Utrecht/UMC Utrecht)