Serhiy Tokarev about the Second Season of AI for Ukraine

Since the full invasion of Russia against Ukraine, various entrepreneurs and initiatives have started to support the IT sector in Ukraine. AI HOUSE is the largest AI community that has contributed much to the development of the AI field in the country. Serhiy Tokarev, an IT investor, entrepreneur and co-founder of the technology company ROOSH, commented on the second season launch of AI for Ukraine.

AI HOUSE initiative was created to help IT specialists grow in this field and assist others who are interested in working with AI and ML.Serhiy Tokarevmentioned that the initiative, along with Roosh, launched its first season of the educational charitable project AI for Ukraine in 2022. Its objective was to support Ukrainian AI/ML specialists during challenging times. At that time, many global tech experts provided much interest in collaborating with Ukrainian specialists.

This year, the second season of  AI for Ukraine is to be conducted. According to Serhiy Tokarev, this time, the project organizers plan to provide access to the knowledge, insights, and experience of top global AI/ML experts from OpenAI, Google, INRIA, Stripe, and the University of Oxford. They will conduct free online lectures and workshops for Ukrainians. Also, the educational charitable project AI for Ukraine will help raise funds to support the Ukrainian Army.

The project organizers notice that the lectures and workshops will be useful not only for specialists already working with AI and ML. Tech enthusiasts interested in this field can also register and participate in AI for Ukraine. Once the application form is filled out, the participants will receive announcements and links to presentations via email.

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All lectures will be held online in English and available for viewing after the broadcast. All presentations will be freely accessible. Here is a brief program of the project:

  • The first lecture was dedicated to the Deep Learning Decade and GPT-4. The main speaker is Lukasz Kaiser from OpenAI, who discussed the creation of GPT-4 and ChatGPT and shared insights into the future of Artificial Intelligence. The first lecture took place on November 2.
  • The second lecture will be conducted on November 15. Gael Varoquaux from INRIA will speak about Representation learning on relational data to automate data preparation.
  • Victoria Oliynyk from the University of Oxford will hold the workshop on November 29. The main focus is on content generation using Artificial Intelligence. Participants will learn how to work with texts created by AI and avoid unsafe content.

Serhiy Tokarev notes that the organizers encourage participants to make donations for the viewed content, as the funds raised will be contributed to the charitable organization Reactive Post, which has been supporting Ukrainian artillerymen since 2014. The recommended donation amount is $10 per video. During the first season of AI for Ukraine in 2022, the project managed to raise 320,000 hryvnias, which were donated to the charitable fund Come Back Alive.