prg.ai newsletter #37
With the snowfall brought by the first days of December, the 37th issue of the prg.ai newsletter is here. And with it, a monthly overview of the most important things that happened in the local AI scene. As always, the newsletter includes an invitation to several December events or a section of selected (not only) AI-related jobs and interesting community calls.
prg.ai newsletter #36
With Dny AI, we managed to connect not only the Czech AI scene, but also different sectors of society, allowing all participants to take a look under the hood of what is happening in the world of artificial intelligence. The four-week marathon of more than a hundred events in four cities across the Czech Republic culminated in the Prague finale and industry awards ceremony. But that doesn't mean there's nothing else going on, quite the opposite!
prg.ai newsletter #35
After the summer break we welcome you to our thirty-fifth newsletter. In the October issue you will find a lot of AI news that you should not miss. At the same time, get your calendars ready, because this month is packed with interesting events that you should definitely not miss. We wish cantors and students a peaceful start to the new semester and the rest of our readers a colourful start to autumn.
prg.ai newsletter #34: Czech artificial intelligence gears up for AI days 2023
With the anticipated AI days, big things are coming for the Czech AI community – and you don’t want to miss out on them! In addition to our exciting announcements, this edition also includes a calendar of events curated by prg.ai, shares latest developments on the local AI scene you can take part in, offers new AI resources that caught our eye, and lists open job positions in case you’re on the hunt.
Models within a model: in-context learning pushes boundaries of LLM
Large language models, better known by the acronym LLM, have recently been at the forefront of the AI community's mind. A chatbot capable of communicating convincingly, precisely, and surprisingly "human-like" with a human has considerable potential. LLMs are not a novelty. We are just finding new and new uses as their capabilities improve. That is, quite dramatically in recent months.
ChatGPT: Well trained but inaccurate
The GPT-3 algorithms and the ChatGPT chatbot are all over the place. And rightly so. OpenAI's long-in-the-making family of machine learning models has reached its current peak with the public release of the ChatGPT chatbot. However, like any new technology, it comes with certain caveats.
AI Music with a Human Heart
When CTU hosted a live jazz concert at the Faculty of Information Technology, the event represented a truly unique occasion. Even though music can be considered a rather technical affair, it is not entirely common for people to hear music generated by AI algorithms. At least until now.
Interview: Valeo advances self-driving vehicle development in Czechia
A self-driving car is a big computer on wheels that has to process a number of tasks every second. That's why it takes years to develop a new system and put it into practice. Everything must work flawlessly and reliably. We talked to David Hurych and Jakub Černý of Valeo, experts in the application of artificial intelligence systems to self-driving units, about the development and future of the automotive industry.
Lukáš Kačena: AI isn’t just for engineers and IT people
It helps institutions, schools and companies to understand the new world of technology and wants to turn Prague into a European centre of artificial intelligence. We're talking about prg.ai. Read more in an interview with its director Lukáš Kačena.
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?
Digitisation: Will Czechia ensure its future growth?
As the country searches for ways to accelerate growth, digitisation presents a significant opportunity. But to effectively navigate the digital transformation ahead, Czechia must act without hesitation, writes David Randl from McKinsey Prague.
How to crop a gorilla in a police car
On racism and trust in AI, the economics of evil – and is it even worth addressing? Let’s take an honest look on bias in algorithms and swear off deploying AI in situations with the potential to negatively impact human lives. At least for now.