Typical Prague AI firm is young, self-sufficient, and export oriented, shows our new comprehensive study
130 companies, 11 interviews, 9 business topics. Explore all that and more in the unique study authored by prg.ai, which contains an overview of last year's most notable events on the local AI scene or articles on the future of AI or gender equality in research.
prg.ai newsletter #29: Successes of the Prague AI scene in 2022
What were the highlights that our local AI ecosystem encountered over the last twelve months? As we welcome the new year and await the exciting challenges it has to bring, let’s take some time to reflect on the successes we accomplished in 2022.
prg.ai meetup: The future of game theory according to Michael Bowling
During prg.ai meetup, Michael Bowling – professor of informatics and computer science at the University of Alberta – held a guest lecture in Prague. Over 180 members of the local innovation ecosystem took up the opportunity to engage with professor Bowling's insights into Hindsight Rationality, among them local entrepreneurs, academics, research professionals, and students.
prg.ai newsletter #28: A new generation takes on artificial intelligence research
This November, it’s a promising young AI professional everywhere you look! This latest issue of prg.ai newsletter highlights a whole host of awards, grants, and projects that focus on supporting a new generation of scientists and entrepreneurs. It also lists all the events you shouldn’t miss in your Christmas-shopping haste, and touches on recent controversies that animate the global AI industry.
prg.ai newsletter #27: Prague AI scene swarms with new opportunities
October's prg.ai newsletter is filled with upcoming AI-related events you don't want to miss! You can look forward to practical workshops, international conferences, guest talks, educational programmes and networking opportunities to brighten up your autumn.
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.
Dali or Dall-E? When Artificial Intelligence Creates Art
What is art? Even philosophers in ancient Greece were not sure of the answer to this question. Neither artificial intelligence, nor tools like DALL-E 2 or MidJourney, which push the boundaries of human creativity, entered their fiery discussions.
Four things you can do to fight against deepfakes
Video and audio content synthesised by artificial intelligence is no longer a thing of the future, and it may well be one of the major online threats of the coming years. Nevertheless, there are steps internet users can take to help counter this emerging technology.
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.
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.