On December 5, 2019, a roundtable of international public sector innovation and procurement leaders met in Westminster London to discuss how governments can innovate by accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies.
Prague, together with the Czech Republic, have the ambition and great potential to become a leader in the field of artificial intelligence. The common goal is intensively pursued by the representatives of the capital and the government. On Tuesday, 3 December, the Capital City of Prague held a discussion at the Prague House in Brussels on the role of cities and regions in the European ecosystem of artificial intelligence. The co-organisers were the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU. The Mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib, Vice-President of the European Commission, Věra Jourová, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Karel Havlíček, attended the debate. One of the key objectives is to build a European Centre of Excellence and attract world scientists to Prague.
On Friday 11th October 2019, Defense and Security Innovation Hub z.u. organised the first event in a series of workshops aimed at innovation and modern technologies titled Artificial Intelligence in Military IoT Applications. The workshop took place in cooperation with the Czech Academy of Sciences and offered a panel discussion with 3 speakers: Jan Flusser from the Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA), Alžběta Krausová from the Institute of State and Law (ISL) and Miroslav Bureš from the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU).