Data Collaboratives as an enabling infrastructure for AI for Good

By Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory @NYU (GovLab). The “AI for Social Good” conference that recently took place at the Qatar Computing Research Institute examined the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for good. It was widely agreed that the potential is real, and that AI could help Read more about Data Collaboratives as an enabling infrastructure for AI for Good[…]

AI in Speech: What is next for Arabic Speech Recognition? – ArabicSpeech 2019

Date: 29-30 April, 2019 Location: HBKU Research Complex, Multipurpose Room Introduction: The first annual meeting for the Arabic Speech community will be hosted by Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI) of Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI). The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers, practitioners, students and industry experts in the fields of Read more about AI in Speech: What is next for Arabic Speech Recognition? – ArabicSpeech 2019[…]

AI for Social Good: A technological nudge for development

By Dr. Ingmar Weber, Research Director, Social Computing, Qatar Computing Research Institute, and Jennifer Colville, Innovation Team Lead, Arab States, United Nations Development Programme   Are you an optimist or a pessimist when it comes to Artificial Intelligence? Do you think AI will bring apocalyptic scenarios where the disruptive forces of technology take over the Read more about AI for Social Good: A technological nudge for development[…]

QCAI releases Blueprint of “National AI Strategy for Qatar”

Qatar Center for Artificial Intelligence (QCAI) has released a blueprint for a “National Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Qatar”. The objective of this document is to inform and advise Qatar’s leadership on AI’s potential and a path ahead for Qatar. Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a phenomenon is getting much attention for its potential to impact every Read more about QCAI releases Blueprint of “National AI Strategy for Qatar”[…]

“Fake News” at QCRI: Follow the Source

By Dr. Preslav Nakov, Senior Scientist, Arabic Language Technologies, QCRI The “Fake News” Phenomenon Recent years have seen the rise of social media, which have enabled people to share information with a large number of online users, without quality control. On the bright side, this has given the opportunity for everybody to be a content creator and Read more about “Fake News” at QCRI: Follow the Source[…]

Impetus for QCAI

By Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid, Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) “I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’ ” and thus begins Alan Turing’s seminal 1950 paper, “Computing Machinery and Intelligence.” The phrase “Artificial Intelligence” was coined six years later by John McCarthy, then a young assistant professor in mathematics at Dartmouth College. It would be Read more about Impetus for QCAI[…]