The Artificial Intelligence Center Hamburg (ARIC) eV has been cooperating with the AI hotspot in the Czech Republic since last year and is happy to open its second international satellite office in Prague.
The Czech Republic was not chosen by chance. The internationally used term “robot”, in Czech robot, comes from the 1921 play RUR (“Rossum’s Universal Robots”) by the Czech writer Karel Čapek.
Even today, the Czech Republic needs CIIRC for short with the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, the prg.ai initiative, Artificial Intelligence Center: AIC and Claire.ai and several flagship conferences such as Machine Learning Prague, CyberSec & AI Prague and ICGAI.PRAGUE When it comes to AI, it cannot be hidden and is certainly one of the hidden hotspots for artificial intelligence in Europe.
The ambitious prg.ai initiative was founded e.g. in 2019 by the Czech Technical University (ČVUT), Charles University, the Czech Academy of Sciences and the City of Prague and is supported and aimed at by GoodAI as well as a number of other local and international organizations To develop Prague into an AI superhub and help the Czech Republic become a major AI center of excellence in Europe. The framework conditions for this are almost perfect thanks to the five factors Government Support, Location, Community, Academic and Applied Research and Industry Leaders.
The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics is a modern scientific institution of the Czech Technical University (CIIRC CTU) that brings together excellent research teams, young talent and unique know-how to push the boundaries of technology and make the most of long-standing traditions continue the Czech technical education. There are four pillars that form the foundation of CIIRC CTU’s research activities – industry, energetics, smart cities, and social well-being in both basic and applied research. Technology transfer from the academic sphere to practice is also an important obligation for CIIRC.
CIIRC CTU was founded in 2013 by the then rector Havlíček and currently employs more than 260 people, including 20 professors, who take part in the training of 60 students in graduate programs. CIIRC CTU is a dynamic and growing institution that aims to offer positions for up to 300 employees by 2020, mainly in research.
The area of expertise of CIIRC CTU is broad and based on interdisciplinary collaboration and includes areas such as artificial intelligence, robotics, automatic control and optimization, computer graphics, computer vision and machine learning, automatic reasoning, design of software systems and computer devices, design of decision support and diagnostic systems and use of these systems in medical applications, distributed decision support systems, industrial diagnostics, telematics, and design of user-friendly and beneficial solutions for citizens.
The CIIRC CTU has a unique ecosystem of cooperation between universities and industry that uses diversified forms of project financing from national, European and private funds.
We are all the more pleased that we have now been able to open another European satellite office at our ARIC Ambassador Jiří Janoušek and can also enjoy the support of the German Ambassador in Prague and the German Chamber of Foreign Trade. Anyone interested in the AI ecosystem in Prague is welcome to contact ARIC.
In March 2021, the partnership between ARIC and the Czech Republic will be officially inaugurated with the signing of an agreement and the celebrations in Prague and ARIC will be on site with a business delegation and hold the ARIC International Talks on AI.
We are also pleased that we are the first official act in the Czech Republic to take place since 1988, the internationally renowned legal AI and law World Congress Jurix 2020 33rd International Conference on Legal Knowledge and Information Systems https://jurix2020.law.muni.cz/ , organized this year by the Institute of Law and Technology (Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno) and the Knowledge-Based Software Systems Group (Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University, Prague). The call for papers is already open and papers can still be submitted until September https://jurix2020.law.muni.cz/calls/papers .
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