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
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 #23: Bright future of AI education and research in Prague
Education is key — and the Prague AI scene is keen not to underestimate it. With spring in full bloom, we're looking forward to exciting new educational programmes, informative events, and newly funded research projects which we detail in our April newsletter.
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.
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.
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.