seminars

AI Academy is a series of 8 evening seminars for entrepreneurs and C-level professionals, organised by Howest and Voka West-Vlaanderen. The AI Academy empowers AI-minded companies in Flanders and triggers SMEs and larger companies to engage in an AI-inspired leadership and management journey.

These seminars offer a qualitative introduction to AI techniques, tools, models and concrete applications.

Attending the seminars does not require prior knowledge on AI. All seminars are introductory and are open for entrepreneurs and C-levels with a genuine interest in AI.

6pm Welcome
6.30pm Start seminar: Talk & Discuss
8.30pm Experience & Network

Each seminar consists of 4 key ingredients

Talk

A one-hour talk of a renowned speaker in the domain of AI focusing on the topics listed below. Think about big data, machine learning, chatbots and the human factor behind AI. Think big.

Discuss

A 30-minute conversation based on the experiences from early adopters. Diverse AI-driven company cases will be introduced on how this technology has successfully led to process and product optimization, but also the lessons learned throughout the implementation process will be highlighted.

Experience

An elaborated showcase where companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs show how they implemented AI in their way of working, their products and services.

nterested to demonstrate the AI ​​innovations in your company here? Click here for the business pack and contact us at info@aiacademy.be

Network

Get to know and learn from your AI-minded business colleagues in the field.

If you are not able to attend all seminars, replacement by a colleague is possible. Two weeks before each seminar you will receive the practical details by e-mail and you can indicate whether a colleague will replace you.

16
Oct
2018
Nell Watson
A history of AI: fails, challenges and preparing for the next winter? [EN]
Nell Watson, Singularity University, Founder of Poikos (now QuantaCorp).

Kortrijk , Hangar K
13
Nov
2018
Peter Depypere Tom Sercu
The good, the bad and the ugly: data science unraveled. [NL]
Peter Depypere, Element61; Tom Sercu, IBM.

Kortrijk , The Level
27
Nov
2018
Wouter Baetens Sammy Deprez Michel Van Der Poorten
The human factor behind AI: there’s no such thing as intelligent conversation. [NL]
Michel Van Der Poorten (IBM); Sammy Deprez & Wouter Baetens (Arinti).

Bruges , DuoTecno
22
Jan
2019
Thierry Geerts Christophe De Jaeger
AI and its impact on economy, customers, society and business, creativity. [NL]
Thierry Geerts, CEO Google Belux and author of ‘Digitalis’; Christophe De Jaeger, Gluon.

Izegem , Televic
26
Feb
2019
Tony Belpaeme
Human-Robot interaction. [NL]
Tony Belpaeme, UGent imec and Plymouth Robotics.

Brugge , Sportinnovatiecampus
26
Mar
2019
Rik Vera
AI-driven leadership: What would be the first task of an AI-driven employer? [NL]
Rik Vera, Nexxworks.

Waregem , Renson
30
Apr
2019
Alicja Gescinska
AI in society: What’s the fuzz about all the ethics? [NL]
Alicja Gescinska.

Oostkamp , TE Connectivity
14
May
2019
Frederik De Bosschere
Turning AI into concrete value: roadmaps for successful implementation. [NL]
Frederik De Bosschere, Lead strategist In The Pocket.

Kortrijk , Barco
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