organizing partners

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is a Czech government ministry responsible for international relations of the Czech Republic. The Ministry is headquartered in Černín Palace, Loretánské náměstí 5, 118, Prague 1. The Ministry operates the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic abroad and is responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the Czech Republic and Czech diplomacy efforts. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs is Jan Lipavský, is also joining the CZ-FR AI Workshop.

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Ambassade de France en République Tchéque

The Embassy of France to the Czech Republic is in Velkopřevorské náměstí, Malá Strana, Prague, near Kampa Island in the River Vltava. It occupies the baroque Buquoy Palace, which was originally built in 1667 and then altered during the 18th century.

The post of the Ambassador of France to the Czech republic is lead by Alexis Duterte who is one of the speakers in Czech-French AI Workshop on “Why machine consciousness needs ethics”.



The Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics is an institute of the Czech Technical University in Prague, that focuses on fundamental and applied research in the fields of computer science and AI. CIIRC CTU builds an ecosystem for AI and advanced manufacturing. It connects the industry, universities and RTOs with European research and innovation networks.

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Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique is a public research organisation leading the national AI research ecosystem. It develops a culture of scientific innovation and stimulates creativity in digital research. INRIA will lead main activities connected to innovation management including novel ideas and technologies. INRIA will also support the mobility and exchange programmes and enhance discussion on the R&I agenda between EU stakeholders.

communication partners

Confederation of Laboratories for
Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe

CLAIRE seeks to strengthen European excellence in AI research and innovation. The network forms a pan-European Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe. Its member groups and organisations are committed to working together towards realising the vision of CLAIRE: European excellence across all of AI, for all of Europe, with a human-centred focus.

ELLIS Unit Prague

ELLIS Unit Prague is based at the CIIRC CTU. The unit brings together several lead scientists and their teams with the shared objective to address key scientific challenges in AI and to generate innovations with a positive impact on the economy and society.


In AI4Media, partners in the areas of AI and media work towards delivering the next generation of AI at the service of media and society, strongly based on European values of trustworthy AI.


The TAILOR network, together with its diverse set of partners, develops scientific foundations for trustworthy AI, through the integration of learning, optimisation and reasoning.


Humane AI Net, researchers and innovators develop the scientific foundations of fair and transparent AI systems. The systems enhance human capabilities and empower society while respecting human autonomy.


The Prairie Institute (PaRis AI Research InstitutE) is one of the four French Institutes of Artificial Intelligence, which were created as part of the national French initiative on AI.

with the support of projects

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The IMPACT project focuses on fundamental and applied research in computer vision, machine learning and robotics to develop machines that learn to perceive, reason, navigate and interact with complex dynamic environments. For example, people easily learn how to change a flat tire of a car or perform resuscitation by observing other people doing the same task. This involves advanced visual intelligence abilities such as interpreting sequences of human actions that manipulate objects to achieve a specific task. Currently, there is no artificial system with a similar level of cognitive visual competence. 

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ELISE is a network of artificial intelligence research hubs. Based on the highest level of research, it spreads its knowledge and methods in academia, industry and society. The network invites all ways of reasoning, considering all types of data applicable for almost all sectors of science and industry. We do this while being aware of data safety and security, and striving to explainable and trustworthy outcomes. ELISE works in cooperation with ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems). ELISE is part of the EU Horizon 2020 ICT-48 portfolio and is coordinated by Aalto University.



Since September 2020, four NoEs are working on aspects of trustworthy AI funded under the H2020-ICT-48-2020 call. The VISION project brings these networks together to create a world-class AI ecosystem. VISION aims to reinforce, interconnect and mobilise Europe’s AI community, and to accelerate Europe’s transition to a world-leading position in the research, development and deployment of AI technologies.



Research and Innovation Centre on Advanced Industrial Production is a joint project of two Czech and two German research institutes. RICAIP is an international distributed research centre of excellence (CoE) that focuses on research in robotics and AI. It is based on the strategic partnership of CIIRC CTU, CEITEC BUT, DFKI and ZeMA.