Welcome to the IAAI Website
The Israeli Association for Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) is a non-profit organization (AMUTA, #68047730) that aims to promote and sponsor activities involving the community of Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers in Israel from the academia and from the industry.
The main activities of IAAI include the following directions:
- Events for the AI Community.
Israeli AI researchers work in different institutions which are spread all over the country. In an attempt to improve interaction among this group of researchers, IAAI organizes workshops and conferences for the community of IAAI. In particular, an IAAI workshop is being held at least once a year. In that event, the different AI groups present their recent achievements to the entire IAAI community and the different groups have valuable time to cross fertilize each other. Once every two years, the IAAI also supports the bi-annual BISFAI workshop, which serves a similar purpose but is a longer event of a few days days.
- Student Support.
IAAI aims to help Israeli research students that are aiming to become future AI researchers. IAAI supports these students both financially (when possible) and spiritually.
- International Relations.
IAAI aims to support visits of international AI scientists to Israel. IAAI sees a great importance in inviting prestigious international scientists to visit one or more AI groups in Israel. IAAI supports such visits financially (when possible) and helps the visitor to contact relevant AI groups within the country.
- Relations with the Industry.
IAAI aims to promote and support strong connections between the academic researchers of the Israeli AI community and relevant companies from the Industry. Relevant people from the industry come to the IAAT conferences on a regular basis and are invited to present their achievements in these conferences. IAAI also supports collaboration on research projects between Academia and Industry.
- Community Activities.
IAAI aims to support the general community in a number of ways. We are working now to establish a joint project between IAAI and a high-school in Tel-Aviv in which IAAI researchers and graduate students will give classes and lectures about AI. In adition, gradute students will help individual high-school students with their studies in return to a scholarship.
IAAI is a member of ECCAI, the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence, which includes 29 bodies from throughout Europe, and promotes the study, research and application of Artificial Intelligence in Europe.