The Artificial Intelligence Research Alliance of Catalonia (AIRA) celebrated its official kick-off in Barcelona on November 23, featuring twice inspiring keynotes by Dr. Luc Steels, member of VALAWAI and head of Stelluti. The talks underscored the potential impact of AI, setting the tone for the kick-off event as a catalyst for building a robust AI research community in Catalonia.
The firs talk, ‘AI in Catalonia: a success story with a bright future’, was focused on the history and the advantages of the Catalan AI R&D ecosystem and the factors that might attract researchers from around the world. The second one was an open question about trustworthy AI.
As a crucial element of the Catalonia.AI strategy, AIRA aims to propel Catalonia to the forefront of AI research and talent development. The event included a presentation outlining AIRA’s objectives and strategic initiatives, with contributions from member institutions highlighting collaboration.