Contributing to the enlightenment of Czech society
What do you think of when you hear “artificial intelligence”?
Although experts have not yet agreed on a precise definition, it can be summarised as a computer-simulated ability to understand a goal and act in such a way that it can be achieved. But let’s not get swayed by representations of AI presented in dystopian films, snappy headlines, or, for example, by Karel Čapek in the drama R.U.R. or in the Jewish legend of the Prague Golem.
We use AI-based tools every day
Artificial intelligence is speeding up drug development and space exploration, but it can also help you find the most convenient route from your home to the office and filter spam from your inbox. However, like any technology, AI can be misused: to invade privacy or generate fake messages, for instance. We must therefore approach it with due caution and insight.
Bridging the gap between today and the future
AI has immense potential to improve the quality of life and become an integral part of all human pursuits. That is why we develop activities aimed at elucidating the basics of AI and enabling anyone to become acquainted with its current abilities and limitations. We popularise artificial intelligence transparently, openly, with a critical eye, and in cooperation with leading Czech and foreign experts.
We are looking for innovation enthusiasts
Our vision is clear: to play a part in the improvement of education, the economy, and the living standards of Czech society through AI. Do you share this vision? We are looking for volunteers with whom to turn this idea into reality. We are grateful for inputs from all disciplines and we appreciate your passion for the cause — regardless of education or experience.
Interviews, articles, resources
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.
Fun AI experiments you can try in your browser
Would you bet on yourself to outsing Freddie Mercury? Are you wondering when you’ll finally get the chance to teach an algorithm to judge whether a song is metal enough for you? With these AI experiments, you may get to do just that — and much more.
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.
To Jupiter and beyond: AI is transforming space exploration
Artificial intelligence can be a vital resource helping humanity explore the final frontier, be it scientifically, theoretically, or even physically. Learn how it powers state-of-the-art telescopes, aids mission planning, and improves satellites.
prg.ai newsletter #17: All eyes on Czech AI projects
CTU made it to the finals of the DARPA SubT Challenge, the Czech Academy of Sciences triumphed with its magazine, and a healthcare startup Aireen got its AI tool certified. But that’s just a fragment of Czech AI achievements covered by media this September.
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.
Education and networking
25. 10. - 27. 10.
26. 10. - 27. 10.
Prague City Data Congress
CAMP Vyšehradská 51, Praha 2
Who pays the bill when an AI causes damage?
DigiEduHack: Smartphone – škola v kapse
19. 11. - 21. 11.
European Healthcare Hackathon
IKEM Vídeňská 1958, Praha