Name: Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe
CIIRC involved since: 02/2019
Role of CIIRC: CLAIRE Office Prague Host
Short introduction:

CLAIRE (Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe, is an organisation created by the European AI community that seeks to strengthen European excellence in AI research and innovation, with a strong focus on human-centred AI. CLAIRE aims to establish a world-wide brand recognition for „AI made in Europe“ (at the level of CERN), and to position Europe in control of its own future. Read the full Vision document here.

CLAIRE was launched in June 2018 and now has the support of more than 3,500 people, most of them scientists, technologists, and researchers in Artificial Intelligence. The supporters represent the vast majority of Europe’s AI community, spanning academia and industry, research, and innovation. Among the supporters are more than 140 fellows from various key scientific associations. CLAIRE has opened administrative offices in The Hague, Saarbrücken, Prague and Rome, Brussels, Oslo, Paris and Zürich. Furthermore, nine advisory groups with 48 members from 18 countries have been established, covering all areas of AI, along with the topics of ethical, legal and social implications of AI. 

CLAIRE’s membership network consists of over 370 research groups and research institutions, covering jointly more than 21,000 employees in 35 countries. In addition, CLAIRE is in the process of setting up an industry network, in order to foster close links between non-profit research and impactful industrial applications.

CIIRC contact persons: Dr. Vít Dočkal – Head of the Office
Dr. Josef Urban – Extended Core Team Member
Markéta Iffland
Anna Tahovská
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brAInfood series

CLAIRE Office Prague presents the Czech version of brAInfood series, which was created by The Knowledge Centre Data & Society (Kenniscentrum Data & Maatschappij). These brief factsheets address various topics from the AI field. Their main task is to inform people about basic AI concepts and to clarify some processes, principles and areas of research in this field.

brAInfood: who is liable for a self-driving car accident?

brAInfood: are you an artificial intelligence expert?

brAInfood: what is regulatory sandboxing for AI?

brAInfood: how ‘trustworthy’ is artificial intelligence?

brAInfood: how to survive a conversation about artificial intelligence?

About Knowledge Centre Data & Society

The Knowledge Centre Data & Society (Kenniscentrum Data & Maatschappij) focuses on the interplay between data, artificial intelligence and society. The Centre enables socially responsible, ethical and legally appropriate implementations of AI in Flanders (Belgium).

The Centre aims to enable Flemish companies, policymakers, regulators and citizens to achieve the greatest social and/or economic benefits of AI. For this it will bring together diverse stakeholder representative organisations and facilitate the creation of tools, advice and recommendations.