Marek Rosa: In search of general artificial intelligence
Questions surrounding general artificial intelligence divide the professional public. Can an autonomous system ever reach human versatility? Marek Rosa believes that it is not only possible, but also desirable. To develop and study general artificial intelligence, he founded GoodAI and leads an international research fund sponsoring researchers around the world.
Jiří Materna: The Czech Republic can become a hatchery of AI experts. If we start education early
Twenty high school students and a week of intense focus on artificial intelligence. At the end of this July, the pupils completed the theory and practical tasks under the guidance of Jiří Materna, a specialist in machine learning and its application. How does he see the future of AI in our country?
Rudolf Rosa: We have proved that AI is almost advanced enough to write a theater play
He is the scientist who introduced artificial intelligence to the stage. Nevertheless, he admits that the machine may not create art because it has no inner need to express anything. Read about how Rudolf Rosa, a researcher at the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, CUNI's MFF, sees the future of AI in art.
Jindřiška Deckerová: We’re still far from fully autonomous robots — but there are other causes for concern
Robots led by artificial intelligence will soon play a major role in logistics, reconstructions of historical heritage, or even humanitarian aid. Researcher Jindřiška Deckerová considers ethical questions in robotics, and shares her experience and award-winning research in academia.
Tomáš Borovička: AI contributes to making agriculture more sustainable
Cultivating plants and livestock used to be a human-only activity. But AI is quickly becoming a norm on farms and fields, in part thanks to Tomáš Borovička and his company Datamole who supply farmers with solutions that help them milk cows or produce beer.
Jaromír Beránek: I would like Prague to be an inspiration, even in the field of AI
Will artificial intelligence replace civil servants? That time is still a long way off, but data and technology can already make life in cities more pleasant if they are used properly, says Jaromír Beránek, Prague councillor and chair of the Committee on IT and Smart City.
Christoph Kirsch: Most people don’t understand technology. That is frightening
He fell for computer science before it was cool, chasing it across Europe and Silicon Valley. In 2020, he joined the Faculty of Information Technology at the CTU in Prague. Meet professor Christoph Kirsch, who is keen to teach programming the right way.