News and Events

Annual Symposium for Computer Science

28.4.2022

The Annual Symposium for Computer Science (CS Days) of 2022 will be organized on the 20-21.6.2022 in Tampere. The symposium an annual meeting place (organized since 1998) for teachers, researchers, students and other interested parties active in the field of Computer Science, in the term’s broadest sense. The Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society is one of the main organizers of the symposium, more information can be found on its webpage.

EurAI Advanced Course on AI

28.4.2022

The 19th Advanced Course on AI (ACAI) is a specialized course in Artificial Intelligence sponsored by EurAI which will be held as part of the TAILOR Summer School 13-17 of June 2022 in Barcelona. The theme of the 2022 ACAI School is Explainable AI. Early registration is available until May 15th, registration closes June 10th. More information can be found on the course webpage.

Finnish AI Dissertation Award 2021

19.4.2022

The call for nominations of candidates for the newly established Finnish AI Dissertation Award 2021 is now open. The deadline for nominations is May 15th, 2022. More information can be found on the award page.

FAIS General Assembly March 24, 2022

23.3.2022

The first FAIS general assembly of 2022 will take place Friday March 23 at 14:00. The physical place is Room A310 in Tieteiden talo (väistötila) at Runeberginkatu 14–16,

Due to the current pandemic, the general assembly will be held as a hybrid event, remote participation via Zoom is also possible. The detailed agenda is available here.

Registration to the assembly is mandatory and requires FAIS membership.

Information on how to join the meeting will be sent after to registered members.

Summary in Finnish

Suomen tekoälyseuran vuoden 2022 kevätkokous pidetään perjantaina 23.3. klo 14.00 hybridikokouksena. Kokouksen esityslista on nähtävissä täällä. Kokoukseen osallistuminen edellyttää seuran jäsenyyttä ja rekisteröitymistä. Tarkemmat tiedot etäkokoukseen osallistumisesta lähetetään rekisteröitymismääräajan päätyttyä kokoukseen rekisteröityneille jäsenille.

Call for proposals: EurAI Fellow nominations

25.3.2021

Finnish Artificial Intelligence Society FAIS calls for nominations from the Finnish AI research community for new EurAI Fellows. The EurAI Fellows program was initiated in 1999 to recognize individuals who have made significant, sustained contributions to the field of artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe. The EurAI Fellows Program honors only a very small percentage of the total membership of all EurAI member societies (up to a maximum of 3%). The current list of EurAI Fellows can be found here.

As the official representative member society of Finland, FAIS can yearly nominate individuals for consideration as new EurAI Fellows. To be eligible for consideration, candidates must be a current member of FAIS. Usually only individuals who have made contributions to AI for a decade or more after receiving their PhD (or are at an equivalent career stage) will be selected. For more details, see here.

For consideration for nomination, the following documents must be sent as a single PDF document no later than April 7, 2021 by email to eurai-fellow-proposals@stes.fi, as required by EurAI.

  • a statement confirming that the proposed candidate is a member of FAIS,
  • a comprehensive current CV of the candidate, and
  • three separate letters of reference, each of which should clearly make the case why the individual is considered appropriate for EurAI fellowship.

The FAIS board, possible with the help of external experts, will make the final choice of forwarding selected nominations to EurAI based on the received proposals.

FAIS General Assembly April 7, 2021

24.3.2021

The first FAIS general assembly of 2021 will take place Wednesday April 7 at 17:00.

Due to the current pandemic, the general assembly will be held online. The detailed agenda is available here.

Registration to the assembly is mandatory and requires FAIS membership. Please register to the event by Monday April 5 17:00 using this form.

Information on how to join the meeting will be sent after the registration deadline to registered members.

As a current member, you can also use the registration form to update your membership information (affiliation, contact email address).

Summary in Finnish

Suomen tekoälyseuran vuoden 2021 kevätkokous pidetään keskiviikkona 7.4. klo 17.00 etäkokouksena. Kokouksen esityslista on nähtävissä täällä. Kokoukseen osallistuminen edellyttää seuran jäsenyyttä ja rekisteröitymistä 5.4. klo 17.00 mennessä. Rekisteröityminen tällä lomakkeella. Lomake mahdollistaa myös omien yhteystietojen päivittämisen. Tarkemmat tiedot etäkokoukseen osallistumisesta lähetetään rekisteröitymismääräajan päätyttyä kokoukseen rekisteröityneille jäsenille.

FAIS General Assembly December 28, 2020

14.12.2020

The second FAIS general assembly of 2020 will take place Monday December 28 at 17:00.

Due to the current pandemic, the general assembly will be held online. The detailed agenda is available here.

Registration to the assembly is mandatory and requires FAIS membership. Please register to the event by Saturday December 26 17:00 using this form.

Information on how to join the meeting will be sent after the registration deadline to registered members.

As a current member, you can also use the registration form to update your membership information (affiliation, contact email address).

Summary in Finnish

Suomen tekoälyseuran syyskokous pidetään maanantaina 28.12. klo 17.00 etäkokouksena. Kokouksen esityslista on nähtävissä täällä. Kokoukseen osallistuminen edellyttää seuran jäsenyyttä ja rekisteröitymistä 26.12. klo 17.00 mennessä. Rekisteröityminen tällä lomakkeella. Lomake mahdollistaa myös omien yhteystietojen päivittämisen. Tarkemmat tiedot etäkokoukseen osallistumisesta lähetetään rekisteröitymismääräajan päätyttyä kokoukseen rekisteröityneille jäsenille.

FAIS General Assembly November 23, 2020

9.11.2020

The first FAIS general assembly of 2020 will take place Monday November 23 at 17:00. This is the first general assembly after several years of inactivity, following the election of a new board.

Due to the current pandemic, the general assembly will be held online. The main topics of the assembly are an update on the state of FAIS (by the current Chair) and updating the current (now 35-year-old) rules of the society. The detailed agenda is available here.

Registration to the assembly is mandatory and requires FAIS membership. Please register to the event by Friday November 20 17:00 using this form.

Information on how to join the meeting will be sent after the registration deadline to registered members.

As a current member, you can also use the registration form to update your membership information (affiliation, contact email address) regardless of whether you intend to attend the general assembly. We are also seeking you input on whether you would be participating in special interest group (SIG) activities within FAIS.

The registration form also allows for simultaneously applying for FAIS membership in case you are not a current member and wish to become one.

Summary in Finnish

Suomen tekoälyseuran viivästetty kevätkokous pidetään maanantaina 23.11. klo 17.00 etäkokouksena. Kokouksen esityslista on nähtävissä täällä. Erityisesti kokouksessa käsitellään hallituksen sääntömuutosehdotus ja lisäksi seuran puheenjohtaja antaa yleiskuvan seuran nykytilasta. Kokoukseen osallistuminen edellyttää seuran jäsenyyttä ja rekisteröitymistä 20.11. klo 17.00 mennessä. Rekisteröityminen tällä lomakkeella. Lomake mahdollistaa myös omien yhteystietojen päivittämisen ja myös liittymisen seuran jäseneksi. Lisäksi pyydetään alustavaa palautetta liittyen jäsenten kiinnostukseen SIG-toimintaa kohtaan seuran puitteissa. Tarkemmat tiedot etäkokoukseen osallistumisesta lähetetään rekisteröitymismääräajan päätyttyä kokoukseen rekisteröityneille jäsenille.

Newly Formed EurAI Board

16.9.2020

The General Assembly of EurAI elected as board new members Carles Sierra, Holger Hoos and Fredrik Heintz. Continuing on the board are Steven Schockaert, Torsten Schaub and Catholijn Jonker. The current FAIS Chair and Vice-Chair acted as FAIS representatives in the General Assembly. The new Board selected Carles Sierra as the new President of EurAI and Holger Hoos as Vice-President. Fredrik Heintz will act as Chair of the subcommittee on European Community. Further, the board decided on a dovetailing principle for the president and vice-president, where the default is for the president to step down after 2 years and for the vice-president to become president at that point.

Call for Scientific Presentations: AI DAY 2020

3.9.2020

FAIS is organizing the scientific program of AI Day 2020, the main annual event highlighting forefront Finnish AI research and its applications, taking place November 26 online.

A key aim of the scientific program is to provide a thorough overview of the various AI research directions currently pursued in Finland. To this end, we encourage submissions presenting recent research results and innovative applications of all areas of AI. The deadline for submissions is October 2, 2020.

For more details and instructions on how to submit, see the AI Day 2020 Call for Scientific Presentations, available in online as well as in PDF and ASCII text. We also invite you to distribute the call for papers (in any format) among AI researchers at large in Finland.

FAIS Spring 2020 General Assembly Postponed

15.3.2020

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, FAIS board has decided to postpone the Spring 2020 FAIS General Assembly. The date of the next general assembly will be announced here once circumstances allow for organizing the assembly.

FAIS Support for ECAI 2020 Registrations

6.3.2020

The main biannual European AI conference, 24th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2020), is scheduled to take place August 29 - September 2 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Members of EurAI (and hence FAIS) plannning to attend ECAI 2020 are entitled to a discount in the ECAI 2020 registration fees. Members of FAIS can request a certificate of membership for obtaining the discount; see here for more information.

AI Day 2019

26.11.2019

AI Day brings together researchers, companies, students and the public sector involved in the fast-developing field of AI. The event promotes matchmaking, information sharing and cross-border collaboration. Come to learn about the latest developments in AI research and to share your research results or challenging problems that need solving using AI. We will ensure that there is plenty of time for dialog so that you’ll leave the event with new insight on the topics of interest to you.

Please see fcai.fi/ai-day-2019 for more information.

The registration to AI Day is now open!

FAIS elected new Board

28.08.2019

After a few silent years, we are happy to announce the new FAIS board elected in 2019. The new board is composed of 10 active senior researchers representing a wide range of AI research areas, cities and universities in Finland.