From 4-9 March, Tallinn and Estonia are hosting AI leaders from world leading companies for it's AI week – 6 days full of meetups, conferences, roundtables on artificial intelligence.
For the first time in Estonia, a full week is dedicated on AI
and data topics to raise the level of AI adoption, readiness
and take AI closer to citizens. The AI-themed events will take
place in Tallinn from March 4-9, gathering more than 1000
international experts, engineers, entrepreneurs, scientists,
lawyers, and other shareholders.
The concept of AI Week was initiated in 2017 by independent
non-profit North Star AI that brings together the
network of AI practitioners from all over the world to support
AI implementation in organizations and startups. The goal of
the organization and AI week is to stimulate AI adoption in the
region and educate the population to understand the
opportunities offered by AI and provide them with necessary
skills to partner with machines.
Triin Mahlakõiv, co-founder and one of the organizers of North
Star AI says that full week of AI talks supports mostly
startups and SMEs who oftentimes face more challenges in
applying new data intensive technologies to business problems.
"We believe that sharing learnings, failings and success
stories about technical tools, data usage, and practical
takeaways will support startups in implementing these
technologies, and most of all decrease hype and fear around
One of the highlights of the week is high-profile North Star
AI Annual conference on March 7 where representatives
of tech giants Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Spotify and
others will gather in Tallinn to talk about how companies can
benefit from data and machine learning. The Conference will be
opened by Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia.
"We see that our lives are more and more improved by
smart systems and developing these systems if important and
valuable for the whole world. I am very proud that Estonia is
taking a lead position in the AI scene of the world. In March
we will put Estonia on the AI map as we have many events taking
place., " says Kristjan Korjus, Head of Data Science at
The world’s most prominent AI practitioners, developers, data
scientist and engineers within AI and machine learning will be
in Tallinn to present the latest learnings and experiences in
the field. In tandem, there will be AI Startup Competition for
early stage startups to raise awareness about challenges for
smaller companies, followed by AI roundtable where
representatives from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Netflix,
Taxify, Starship, Veriff and others will discuss AI adoption in
Europe with Estonian government leaders.
“Estonia, digital leader and prominently known for producing
the most startups per capita, is the perfect place to speak
about the real use cases and applications of Machine Learning.
Government of Estonia is keen to turn our country into a global
testbed for next groundbreaking machine learning applications,
from public sector to various industries,” says Siim Sikkut,
the CIO of Government of Estonia.
This event if officially first time supported by Tallinn
Enterprise Department. Tallinn is the promotor of Startups and
Smart City initiatives for new Technologies testbed.
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