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CuttingEdge AI: What do we do with one billion for artificial intelligence?

24 November, 2023 @ 10:00 - 14:00

UiB AI, in collaboration with NORA, is excited to announce the Cutting Edge AI seminar taking place in Bergen on November 24th at the University Aula. Media Futures, a part of this collaboration, invites you to join us for an engaging discussion on the effective allocation of the government-promised AI billion. What is the actual purpose of having one billion for artificial intelligence?

The government presented an ambitious national initiative in September, focusing on research in artificial intelligence and digital security. The Prime Minister pledged a minimum investment of one billion Norwegian kroner over the next five years. Since then, there has been a heated debate among various academic communities regarding the direction of this initiative. Should the emphasis be on developing AI technology, or is it more crucial to research its applications and consequences? Is the debate merely a positioning of different academic communities seeking funding, or is there a genuine disagreement about the future of artificial intelligence research?

We hereby invite you to a debate where we delve into how we should utilize the AI billion. We are bringing together representatives from the government, administration, research communities, and business sectors to gain diverse perspectives on the path forward in Norway’s major investment in artificial intelligence.


Four times a year, UiB AI organizes seminars that shed light on various aspects of artificial intelligence. The seminar series serves as a meeting point for UiB employees and students interested in topics related to artificial intelligence. Participation is free, and the event is open to all interested individuals.

UiB AI is an initiative aimed at coordinating and showcasing all research, education, and innovation activities related to artificial intelligence at the University of Bergen. It facilitates collaboration and connections between faculties and external partners outside UiB.


Cutting Edge AI” is NORA’s seminar series where they explore the latest developments in artificial intelligence through hybrid seminars.

NORA, the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium, is a Norwegian collaboration between eight universities, three colleges, and four research institutes focused on AI, machine learning, and robotics. NORA operates a national research school, an industrial network, and provides support to startup companies. It has established itself as a national authority, consulted on matters of national importance.


24 November, 2023
10:00 - 14:00
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Universitet i Bergen, Universitetsaulaen, Muséplassen 3, 5007 Bergen