Sami Kaski

Univ. Aalto and ELISE Network ICT-48 Research and Innovation Action

Samuel Kaski is an academy (research) professor and professor of computer science at Aalto University and a professor of AI in The University of Manchester. He leads the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI, the starting ELLIS Unit Helsinki and the ELISE EU Network. His field is probabilistic machine learning, on which he has published 288 peer-reviewed papers with applications involving multiple data sources in interactive information retrieval, user interaction, health and biology.

EU Challenges Panel 2: Sami Kaski

September 03 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm (CEST)

The program of EU investment in Ethical, Legal, Social, Economic and Cultural (ELSEC) AI is coordinated in guidelines and recommendations; neither are legally binding for member countries. 

The EU puts a clear emphasis on human-centric and ELSEC AI, which supports the claim that it sees itself as a leader in these areas, are these claims true? How will AI research be able to create a positive impact in Europe? Due to the growing global investment in AI, how brain drain and talent creation affect the future of European Research in AI? How will AI research be organized to tackle events like the COVID19 pandemic? How will AI research be interacting with other EU initiatives like the Digital Hubs or the PPPs?