Talent, Diversity and Critical Mass - Challenges and Opportunities for AI in Europe
As we are entering an era of unprecedented opportunities for AI, it is crucial to find ways to attract and nurture talent, to leverage diversity and to achieve critical mass. I will outline the challenges arising in this context, and explain how we can overcome these in order to build a strong and distinct European AI eco-system. I will also reflect on the next wave of AI research.
Holger Hoos is Professor of Machine Learning at Universiteit Leiden (Netherlands) and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia (Canada). He’s a Fellow of the AAAI, past president of the Canadian Association for Artificial Intelligence and one of the initiators of CLAIRE, an initiative by the European AI community seeking to strengthen European excellence in AI.