The Faculty of Science at UJEP educates students, academics, and teachers in the field of artificial intelligence

The issue of using artificial intelligence in research was recently discussed by global experts in our faculty. We provide education in the field of AI not only to our students but also to academic staff and teachers from secondary and primary schools. We have plans to organise additional workshops that will teach how to harness the benefits and uncover the challenges of working with AI.

Interest in the use of artificial intelligence is constantly growing, both among UJEP students who can gain a valuable study assistant in AI, and among academic staff and teachers from secondary and primary schools. “However, working with artificial intelligence is not as straightforward as it may initially appear. Besides its undeniable benefits, it also presents certain challenges, making it essential to critically evaluate and monitor its outputs,” warns Mgr. Michaela Liegertová, Ph.D., the Vice-Dean for Development and Quality at the Faculty of Science at UJEP.

In society, initial reactions to AI often carried certain concerns. However, during the workshops, academics are succeeding in explaining the tools and possibilities that artificial intelligence brings. For teachers, it can be a teaching aid that supports understanding complex educational topics, for example. “Teachers can create interactive tools, thereby better engaging and often motivating their students,” adds Michaela Liegertová, mentioning that the faculty plans to hold another workshop for teachers later this year.

Our faculty also educates in the field of AI the professional public. A significant event was a recent seminar with foreign experts from Florida and the United Kingdom. The faculty hosted world-renowned experts in the field, such as Prof. Panos M. Pardalos, Prof. Jose C. Principe from the University of Florida, and Dr. Roman Belavkin from Middlesex University London. They shared their research on the use of artificial intelligence in science and its further potential.