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Real time image recognition for digital learning

Leiden University and VU Amsterdam are developing a joint research project for a digital platform on which you can compose and share storylines with the use of images. Such interactivity will make a boring high school history lesson much more exciting and personalized. Furthermore, it will stimulate engagement into for example cultural diversity and gender differences.

Leiden computer vision scientist Michael Lew is investigating the algorithms for this system. The project, called Transmedia storytelling for critical engagement, includes not only scientific partners, but also two creative media companies. It received a KIEM grant from research fund NWO to stimulate cross-over research between humanity and IT-research, both on a fundamental and an applied level. The collaborative partners hope to turn the current grant into a larger follow-up project.

Read more about this project.