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CyberSec&AI 2019 named event of the year in annual AI Awards

By Michal Pechoucek

Avast and CTU’s (Czech Technical University) 2019 CyberSec&AI conference has been recognised as the ‘Event of the Year’ in the 2019 AI Awards.

CyberSec&AI 2019 may have been the first joint conference organised by AVAST and CTU, but its impact has been immediate. It was recently announced in Czech national newspaper Hospodářské Noviny as the AI Awards 2019 ‘Event of the Year’.

CyberSecAI 2019 named event of the year in annual AI Awards 1

The prestigious AI Awards are an annual Czech competition which celebrates the people, institutions, organisations, and events making a real impact in the AI landscape.

“To win this award in our first year really shows the quality of the speaker lineup that we put together,” said Avast’s CTO, Michal Pěchouček. “Working with CTU, we made a commitment to bring together the best minds in AI and cybersecurity from around the world in both academia and industry to answer the question of how AI can help us life free, safe, and secure lives.

“The response to the conference was hugely encouraging and to win this award is further confirmation that there is a real need being served by bringing together the AI and cybersecurity community in this way.”

2020 conference details announced

Expanding on last year’s award-winning edition, CyberSec&AI Connected will take place on the 8th of October with a focus on critical issues around AI in privacy and security. It will be streamed live online, enabling the global AI and cybersecurity community to unite together once again.

Our keynote speakers Roger Dingledine (Director, Researcher, and Co-founder of the Tor Project) and Garry Kasparov (Chess Grandmaster and Avast Security Ambassador) will head a distinguished international lineup of exceptional thinkers, researchers, and cybersecurity practitioners.

In addition to our main speaker presentations, there will be technical workshops, interactive live Q&As, a ‘Networking Lounge’ to foster making connections, and a ‘Virtual Library’ where all materials, including cybersecurity booklets, will be fully downloadable for attendees. In-person meetups will also be held in Prague, London, and San Francisco. 

Make sure to register your interest for 2020 here.

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Michal Pechoucek
CTO and AI Professor
Avast
Czech Technical University in Prague

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