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Rector of CTU Vojtěch Petráček took over the open letter from the heads of CIIRC on 6.6.2018. Otevřený dopis vedoucích pracovníků CIIRC rektorovi ČVUT
CIIRC CTU director and founder Prof. Vladimír Mařík was removed from his office by CTU Rector Assoc. Prof. Vojtěch Petráček unexpectadly on a meeting of his board on Mon June 4, 2018 at 11:00. He read his statement (in Czech) at the end of the meeting. CIIRC employees expressed their disagreement with this CTU Rector's act by issuing...
27.5.2018 - The reaction of film director Zora Cejnková in Radiožurnál The whole interview avaibale here (Czech only) 31.5.2018 - Lidové noviny responded to the current situation at CTU related to the events surrounding the TV broadcast of the CIIRC document A člověk stvořil robota.
What is Smart City? Is it just the phoneme of the future or will our cities quickly turn into streets and buildings interlaced with information technology? The whole article and record here (Czech only).
(the letter is in Czech language only) The whole film available here (Czech language only) From: Petracek, Vojtech Sent: Monday, May 28, 2018 6:35 PM To: Marik, Vladimir <Vladimir.Marik@cvut.cz> Subject: Re: 29.5.2018, 17:10 ČT2 - televizní premiéra filmu A člověk stvořil robota / TV premiere of film A člověk stvořil robota Dobre odpoledne pane profesore, rikal jsem si, jestli Vam mam napsat dnes, v predvecer vysilani...
Daily E15 inquired Prof. Vladimír Mařík. You can find the whole interview at the following link (Czech only). PHOTO: Jiří Koťátko
Watch the talk by Alexei Efros entitled Self-supervision, Meta-supervision, Curiosity: Making Computers Study Harder that took place at CIIRC. The lecture was organized by the IMPACT project The whole video available here Abstract: Computer vision has made impressive gains through the use of deep learning models, trained with large-scale labeled data. However, labels require expertise and curation and are expensive to collect. Even worse, direct semantic supervision...
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, the premiere of the documentary film directed by Zora Cejnková will be broadcasted at ČT2 at 5:10 p.m. The movie entitled A člověk stvořil robota (″And man created a robot″) is a great way to understand the role, history and position of CIIRC CTU. The broadcasting will be in Czech language.
On May 23, 2018, the festive opening of Center of City of the Future (CCF) CIIRC CTU took place under the auspices of the Rector of CTU Vojtěch Petráček in the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics. The CCF is conceived as a virtual experimental testbed of the city, region and landscape. Deployed technical infrastructure, together with other types of...
Watch the talk by Ben Goertzel entitled From Here to Human-Level AGI in 4 Simple Steps that took place at CIIRC. The whole video available here Abstract: AI technology has entered the mainstream of business and society, but there is still a large gap between the current crop of task-specific „narrow AI“ tools and the Artificial General Intelligences (AGIs) envisioned by futurists and SF authors....