Basic Income - Discussion Evening with János Betko


CAPITALISTS HATE HIM!!! FIND OUT HOW THIS MAN MAKES MONEY WITHOUT WORKING!!! The first discussion of the year is already here! Join us in the discussion on how AI will change our job market and how our society will adapt. The rapid developments in robotics and technology create a shift in our current job market equilibrium. Will AI take over all of our jobs? If so, what will we do? How could basic income change our societal structure?  Will the future economy be governed by a small elite group that leads the industry, or will we be able to spread wealth equally? To discuss this and more, you have to basic(ally) (in)come and join us!!

[AC] Movie nAIght

Spinoza 3

The AC is back in business. After a quiet January with little activities and full of exams and papers and crying, the Activities Committee will organize an awesome movie night. We paid the Spinozabuilding big bucks to stay open until 00:00. The evening will start at 18:00, so of course you will be able to order pizza. We will watch three movies on this wonderful evening: White Chicks, the Naked Gun and Scary Movie 3. We will have bathroom breaks between the movies and a few fun activities between and during the movies. We promote wearing onesies and bringing along all your stuffed animals, pillows and blankets. Don't forget to bring cash, because the entrance will be 5 euros (including beer, soda and chips). So make your way downtown and enroll now!


SP A 01.11

Learn Latex and finally learn to avoid formatting problems!


Danscafé Billabong

Can you just not get enough of CognAC? Or are you just desperately in need of a party after the exam period? Then join us on the 26th of February from 22:00 – 04:00 to the first edition ever of the CognAC Open party: Algorythmic!! To make up for all the years without Algorythmic we are going to travel through time and party to music from different decades. Whether you want to show off your best disco moves, sing to ‘I want it that way’ or dance to techno and drum and bass: this is the party for you! The entree is 1.50€ for CognAC members and 2.50€ for externals. And the best thing: there is going to be a happy hour from 22:00-23:00 and free welcome shots for everyone! Everyone is welcome, we hope to see you the 26th in club Billabong!

[1CB] Hike and Catch: Gotta catch 'em all!

Nijmegen, City Centre

Have you always considered the city of Nijmegen as your playground, but do you hate it when people look weird at you when you act on it? We’ve got the solution for you: come play hike and catch! You will be hiding in the craziest places throughout nimma and hunters will be there to try and catch you. While playing this, you’ll still look weird, but at least you’ll look weird together with your AI peeps. And for the ones that always dreamed of catching Pokémon for a living, yes, you can also register as Pokéhunter!

[AC] SignAC (board)game evening


Do you have a business mindset which always helps you win Monopoly? Or are you the master of Twister? Show of your game skills on the 28th of February in the URD when we organise a (board) game evening with V.C.M.W Sigma! Get to know some other people and show how good CognAC is at games. You are welcome from 17:00 until 21:00 to play as many games as you want. We hope to see you there, and don’t forget to bring your own board games! Sigma also invited us to their party in Riley's with the theme Angles and Duvels where you can have some drinks with your old and new friends :)

League of Legends Championship Nijmegen

URD Cafeteria Huygens building, Heyendaalseweg 135

Pay attention summoners! The League of Legends Championship Nijmegen will be held on the 1st of March from 18:00h until 04:00h! Make sure to check out the website for all details: At 20:00h on January 13th the registration will open on the LCN website!

InTenS & FNWI Masquerade Ball

de Waagh

On the 5th of march the annual InTenS & FNWI gala will take place! This year we will go to de Waagh, we ask you to wear your best suit or most beautiful dress. The ticket will cost €10 each and the sale will start on the 5th of februari at 13:00. There will be a Google Form for you to fill in, the link will be on the CognAC website. We hope to see you all there and don't forget your mask!

Masters' Get Together

Heyendaalseweg 141

On Tuesday, the 06.03.2018 at 20:00 the monthly Get Together in the Sportcafé (Heyendaalseweg 141) will take place. Come around and grab a drink with you fellow students :)

Privacy / Sleepwet


The referendum about the Sleepwet is coming up. This will have a large effect on our privacy, so it shouldn't be ignored. Join our discussion to find out more about the current state of privacy.

AI* of the Month January: Jorrit Geels

Who doesn't know this guy: the one, the only, the only one: Jorrit Geels. AI* in January 2018, dominator of the world in March 2034 (probably). Are you wondering what kind of guy your future boss will be? Want to know the details of this boys amazing and funny life? Start reading! And mostly: enjoy! But what's not to love about Meister Geels ;)?

Interview with the Board - Lea

Have you ever wondered who that 'Lea' is that sends you emails, begging you to declare your costs? Are those super shady e-mails about the TraC, in which they ask you to transfer 350€, not appealing to you? Then don't hesitate, and click read more to get to know her a bit better! I sat down to talk about Lea here, with Lea. You know how interviews go. Just read.

2018 Horoscope

As the new year is here it is time for horoscopes! So you can be prepared for what the new year has in stock for you. Unfortunately, the internet is flooding with horoscopes; that’s why all new year’s predictions are compiled here into a short one. Read below what 2018 has to offer.*

Who is it?

Do you recognize the kid in the picture? If not, keep on reading for some hints about this AI-student. If you do recognize him, keep on reading anyways.

AI* of the Month December: Ellen Schrader

This week I sat down with the AI* of December: Ellen! Being the head of 2,5 committees, she is of great contribution to CognAC! Do you want to know more about her? Her ideas for the CognAC pet? Her weird habits and much more? Keep reading!

Interview with the Board - Niels

This weekend,I got the chance to speak with Niels,the really nice and really busy secretary of CognAC. Do you want to see how our conversation went and find out more about being part of the board? Boy,do I have something for you.

AI* of the Month November: Pleun Scholten

I sat down with the hype master of the TraC. Interested in what we talked about? Read it all in his interview!

Where is it?

Does this look familiar to you? Yes? Get up, go there and take a selfie on the location! Do you have no clue? Get up, search, find it, and take a selfie on the location! You can win an awesome prize from the MC!

AI* of the Month October: Honghong

Not only was she smart enough to win the individual round during the Alten pubquiz, Honghong also became the AI* for the month of October! Honghong has been active in the 1C, AC and continues to be an active member by joining the OrC and being the chair of the AC. We’ve all seen her on activities or walking down the hallway, but who exactly is Honghong? Keep reading to find out!

Interview with the Board - Bram

From this week and onwards, CogBlog will be back! What does this mean, what can you expect? We are planning on bringing “Where is it?” and “Who is it?”back (small contests in which everyone can participate) and maybe you will win some nice prizes this year! There is also much more coming, and we are kicking off with the first interview with a board member for this year; an interview with the one and only Bram.

AI* of the Month September: Bente

Already a long time ago, I invited Bente van de Pol for an interview. She has done loads of work during the Orientation Week, did a lot of designing work in the MC and has helped the board with creating their logos. This beautiful person can furthermore be found at a lot of CognAC events and is always approachable for questions. Where did she come from? Where will she go? Continue reading for more info!

Interview with the Board - Loes

"The end of the academic year is near but the MC still has some serious business to do/post. You wonder what we mean? The interview with the board of course! This time your roving reporter interviewed Loes Erven, secratary of CognAC. She is the youngest board member of CognAC, the one who plays the keyboard like a rockstar and the one who spams and stalks you on a weekly basis. Want to find out more about her? Keep on reading"

AI* of the month June: Moira Berens

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor to interview Moira Berens. A former board member and AI student. Although she’s not studying AI anymore, she still is very active within the study association! She’s been a valuable member to CognAC over the years and that’s why this award is long overdue. Do you want to know more about Moira? Continue reading!

Interview with the Board - Lars

Lars Bokkers - Chief of External Affairs. As he is in the board of CognAC and also our one and only BBQ meister, everyone knows him. But what exactly is going on underneath that EEG cap, that he's wearing on his most famous picture? And what does he do for CognAC except for making it rich and wealthy? Find it out here!

AI* of the month May

Who do you think of when I say "CognAC weekend"? Bram. Who do you think of when I say "that person with an unusual profile picture on Facebook"? Bram. Who do you think of when I say "that active member that is a member of 5 committees and fulfills all possible functions divided over those committees? Bram! (At least that is what you would think as a Chief of Internal Affairs) It is time for the interview with AI* of the month May: Bram van Asseldonk!

AI* of the month April

Again an interview all about Zikri, because we can’t get enough of him! He’s been the AI* of the month and we tried to get to know Zikri even better. Granted this interview is a little late to the party, but it’s an interesting read. We talked about Dutch citizenship, future jobs and of course CognAC, it even features a little of Pleun.

CognAC26 Limited Edition Merchandise!

Fashionable, CognAC, Windows 95, what else do you need?

Student (From) Abroad: Isabel Burgos

Daaaaamn Zikri, back at it again with the white vans… I mean back at it again with the Student (from) Abroad Interview. Sorry, dank memes got the best of me. It’s been a while since our last interview for this column. This time we have another first year. None other than the one and only Isabel Burgos! Let’s find out about her shall we?

AI* of the month March: Pepijn van Teeffelen

I had the honor and pleasure to interview Pepijn van Teeffelen. A third year AI student, a member of several committees and the treasurer of the BoyCo!  Pepijn is also the last member of the BoyCo to receive this honor. Strap yourself in for this ride. It is going to be quite the hype!

AI* of the month: Februari

Who doesn’t know Lisa Goerke should really read this interview we did! She’s the chairman of the Master Committee (MaC) and the first international AI* of CognAC! If you’d like to know more about here like we did, continue reading!

Interview with the Board - Djamari

We all know Djamari: CognAC's Chief of Internal Affairs, Queen of the Committees and the answer to your CognAC related questions. But how well do you actually know her: What kind of hobbies does she have? Why did she wanted to become a member of the board? What does she like most about CognAC? Find it out here!

Student (From) Abroad: Samarpan Rai

The second interview for our Student (From) Abroad column for the CogBlog is finally here. You didn’t think we were only going to do this only once, were you? For those of you who are new, this is a blog dedicated to finding out more about International students in our very own study, Artificial Intelligence. This interview will feature Samarpan Rai, who is a first-year student. Find out more about Samarpan by clicking on the “Meer Lezen” button!

AI* of the month: January

Who doesn’t know Lennart Geertjes? He’s a familiar and very friendly face within CognAC, and can almost always be found somewhere on the campus. Last year he wasn’t just active within the First-Year committee, he also concerned himself with the Swedes. This year he’s decided to take part in four committees, like to know which? Continue reading! Oh, and ladies he’s still single *wink wink*

Who is it?

Hello fellow CognAC-ers! It’s been a while, but it’s back! A new ‘’Who is it?’’ has returned to the CogBlog for you all. Do you recognize the happy little boy in the picture? Not only is he good with words, but also with notes.. and maybe not the kind of notes you’d expect! Click on ''Meer lezen'' to see another picture!

AI* of the month: December

Berend van Deelen, who doesn't know him? You might know him from his beard, his music, his board year or the limited edition sweaters he designed. In this AI*-interview you get a sneak peak in his life.

Interview with the Board - Abdullahi

Whenever you hear "Appie, Appie, Appie!" you know that the one and only chairman of CognAC can't be far away. But how much do you really know about Abdullahi and his function within CognAC? Curious to find out? Then read this interview!

AI* of the month September: Wessel Hieselaar

The AI* of September was Wessel. He has been an active member of CognAC since he had the chance to be one and that is something to celebrate! Read on and find out what else is there to know about Wessel ☺.

AI* of the month November: Maarten Brandwijk

Do you adore the BoyCo? Do you love the DAtA get-togethers in the Huygens canteens? Then you’re going to love and adore Maarten! If you’re dying to know more about him, continue reading!

Where is it? (nov 2016)

Do you know where this spot can be found on campus? Do you want to win an awesome prize? Click on Read More to find out more about this ''Where is it?''!

Student (From) Abroad: Zikri Aminuddin

This is a new column on the CogBlog called Student (From) Abroad! Since the schoolyear 2016-2017 our study is officially called ‘’Artificial Intelligence’’. The now-full-English bachelor has already attracted a lot of students from abroad, but studying abroad for the Nijmegen-based students is also happening more and more. Our first interview features Zikri Aminuddin, a first year AI student, born in Malaysia! Learn more about his experiences by clicking on the “Meer Lezen” button!

AI* of the month October: Fabian Kok

Did you hear that recognizable laugh? Did you listen to all those talks during the orientation week every day again and again? Well, that’s Fabian! It's time to have a nice talk with this AI*!

Committee Discriptions

A total of 21 committees were covered today at the Committee Picnic. This is a lot of information and some of you therefore asked for a nice overview. Well, here it is!

AI* of the Month April: Djamari

The AI* of the Month April is Djamari! Read here all about this true CognAC'er and future board member!

AI* of May

Thomas van Heynigingen was in May 2016 AI* of the month. I interviewed Thomas a couple of weeks ago, read the interview here!

CognAC Weekend

Although the CognAC weekend is now more than a month ago, we did not want to miss the opportunity to tell you about these great days. So whether you've been there or not, read this article to find out about the great adventures that happened there!

AI* of January

Jake was the AI* of January! Most of you know him and that is actually one of the reasons why he became AI*. Besides of that, he has motivated a lot of people to do some committee work and he is a member of 8 different CognAC committees! I have interviewed Jake a couple of weeks ago and I found out some interesting facts about him, read the interview if you want to found out...

AI* Interview: Lea Nugteren

Lea, 18 years old and AI bachelor student, was the AI* of the month January. Her being the chair of the 1C is one of the reasons she is worthy of this very honorable honor. Read on and find out all that is to know about Lea!

Where is it?

Can you find the location of the this month 'Where is it?'. If so you can win an amazing price!

AI* of the month December: Esra Bakker

Esra, 20 years old, and first year AI student, was the AI* of December. After becoming a CognAC member, she immediately joined three committees and is present at every, or let’s say most, CognAC activities. She is a real ‘CognAC’er’! Read on and learn about who she is and why she choose to study AI!

Xomnia Datathon 2016

The Xomnia Datathon, an epic 24-hour long AI face-off between all study associations for AI in the Netherlands, took place on the 25-26th of March. CognAC sent a team to the contest, with succes. They won the first place! Read on to read about their experience...

Horoscope: Spring

From now on, there’ll be horoscopes every single season! They are bigger, they are better, and we hope you’ll enjoy them! xx Daphne and Nynke

AVE AI #9: The FNWI Prom

AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: Happy reading!

AI* of the month November: Jasper van Dalen

Jasper, 24 years old and AI master student, was the AI* of the month of November. Him being a former board member is only one of the reasons he is worthy of this very honorable honor. Read on and find out all that is to know about Jasper!

AVE AI’er #8 Stereotypes

AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: Happy reading!

AVE AI #7: My Best Friend

AVE AI: ‘’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: Happy reading!

AI* of the month October: Emmie Peters

Emmie, 21 years old and fourth year student, was the AI* of October 2015. She was CognAC’s internal officer last year and like if that wasn’t enough she still is a very active member in a lot of committees. Want to know not only everything she does for CognAC but also what keeps her busy next to that? Read on and find out!

AVE AI #6: through the eyes of a “meeloper”

’Avonturen van een AI-er’’, is a column written by Yana van der Sande and Nynke Zwart. Every two weeks, on Wednesdays, we’ll post something funny, relatable or remarkable that is related to AI. Do you have any ideas that we should absolutely, definitely, undoubtedly write about? Mail us: Happy reading!

14 Dec ’15: IT Talent College – Big Data

In this post, Renate talks about her experiences attending the Big Data IT talent College