This year's theme


This year, Cover presents a symposium that is going to be (Un)Real! It is all happening on the 24th of April 2024! Get ready to discover what's real, what's not, and how it all adds up to something even better in the field of AI and CS. The future of tomorrow starts with us today, presenting you with some possibilities that you never thought of! Dive with us into the world of innovation. A world that might get you thinking about how your creative idea can be developed, and what risks or ethical questions this might bring. This will be done through a variety of topics which might alter your perspective on your prospective professional life.

The topics and speakers can be discovered on the speaker page . All speakers will be revealed by the 17th of April.

Join us to discover all those innovations! See you at Unreal !


Practical information

This year the symposium is going to take place on the 24th of April, 2024 in the Flonk Hotel Groningen Zuid. A buffet lunch is included in the ticket, together with tea coffee and cookies throughout the entire symposium. The speakers can be found on the speaker page.





09:45 - 18:00

Laan Corpus Den Hoorn 300, 9728 JT Groningen


09:45 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30

Opening talk


10:30 - 11:30

Using social Robots for second language education

by Dr. Paul Vogt

Bernoulli Institute

11:30 - 11:45

Coffee Break


11:45 - 12:45

The use of patterns in a security use case

by Arno Siebes

Utrecht University

12:45 - 13:00

Coffee Break


13:00 - 13:30

Artificial Energy Intelligence

by Rob Burghard


13:30 - 14:30



14:30 - 15:30

(Im)possibility of consciousness in machines and quantum effects in the brain

by Bert Kappen

Radboud university

15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break


15:45 - 16:15

Decentralised Secure Modelling of Electrolyzer

16:15 - 16:45

LLM-empowered Hackers

16:45 - 17:00



17:00 - 17:10

Closing Talk


17:10 - 19:00



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