Artificial Intelligence and Language

Artificial intelligence (AI) has beaten humans in Chess, Go, Poker and many computer games. AI can now write essays and even code a program. What are current computers capable of and should we be afraid of AI? We will try to answer these questions in the course.

Course Syllabus:
• Introduction to the problematics of AI
• Basic approaches to AI algorithms
• Introduction to Neural Networks
• Natural Language Processing and where can it be found?
• Introduction to automatic document extraction

If we have time:
• Can computers have emotions? Introduction to Affective Computing.

The course requires no prior knowledge of NLP, programming, or linguistics. Parts of the course are technical and include a bit of mathematics. Most of it is not necessary for a high-level understanding.

Michal Bida

Michal graduated with a PhD in the field of theoretical artificial intelligence at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University (in Prague). During his studies he focused on controlling computer game characters and providing them with artificial emotions. In 2014, he joined IBM Watson Research and Development lab in Prague where he helped to create Watson Assistant – IBM cloud service that provides graphical interface enabling fast prototyping of chatbots. In 2021, he decided to join new ventures in startup where he helps the research team with visual recognition of documents. Michal enjoyes nature, reading, chess and salsa dancing.

Session D

Argumentation 101 & Critical thinking

Sára Provazníková


Sára Provazníková

Artificial Intelligence and Language

Michal Bida

Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Beniamin Strzelecki

Cognitive Science

Martina Kavanová

Cultural Psychology

Barbora Kubantová

Drug design and development

Eva Rogelj

Economics of Crime

Barbora Tallová


Emma Nabi-Bourgois

Law and Technology

Eliška Andrš

Medicine and science

Veronika Holubová

Moral Philosophy

Mojmír Stehlík


Monika Václavková

Particle Physics

Oliver Matonoha

Science of COVID 19

Amir Shamsubarov

Sociology of Gender and Masculinities

Ecem Nazlı Üçok

Sound, music and science

Sol Johansen

Structured communication

Tomáš Sakal