Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly changing the world we live in. We now have
- automatic translation of text between different languages
- fully-autonomous drones
- cars with varying degrees of autonomous driving
- tools that automatically can fill in gaps in images
- the ability to project different faces onto video recording of actors
... and many more revolutionary AI applications. It is unsurprising that many companies and governmental organizations are interested in leveraging AI technology. It can be difficult to know where to start and who to involve. This is where AI Academy, hosted by Linköping University's AI initiative, can help.
Goal to contribute to society
AI Academy is an initiative that seeks to challenge talented students from a wide variety of programmes with exciting real-world AI problems.
Our goal is to contribute to society by giving the next generation AI experts hands-on experience working on problems faced by stakeholders in academia, industry, and governmental organizations.
AI Academy was started in 2022 by the Reasoning and Learning Lab, led by professor Fredrik Heintz, as part of Linköping University's AI initiative (Styrkeområde AI). It is spread out over multiple labs that provide students with state-of-the-art equipment, ranging from powerful AI machines and to different kinds of robots. Furthermore, by being connected to the Artificial Intelligence and Integrated Computer Systems (AIICS) division at Linköping University, AI Academy benefits from a strong domain expertise and large contact networks.
The process from idea to result is straightforward
Throughout the year, we collect interesting AI problems from academia, industry and governmental organizations. At the start of each fall, spring, and summer semester, AI Academy starts a new 'batch' of participants.
Each project idea gets pitched and the participants indicate their project preferences. We then assign each participant to a project, and our AI experts supervise the project groups together with the third-party project stakeholder. Each project group has access to a growing repository of AI models that is continually expanded upon. At the end of each project, the results are summarized in a short presentation.