KBSU entered the ecosystem of artificial intelligence ASEF InnoLab
Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after H. M. Berbekov took part in the educational project «InnoLab2» (ASEF Higher Education InnoLab2), implemented by the Asia-Europe Foundation within the framework of the interstate summit (ASEM). ASEFInnoLab2 explores the role of universities in innovative artificial intelligence ecosystems. The six-week online program brought together university leaders, administrators, and academics to discuss strategies to enhance the role of their universities in fostering innovative artificial intelligence ecosystems. After the selection procedure out of 228 candidates, 38 specialists from 16 countries took part in the work. Russia was represented by 4 universities: Vyatka State University, Southern Federal University, North Caucasus Federal University and KBSU. Director of the Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies Albert Shapsigov took part in the project on behalf of KBSU.
«The goal of «InnoLab2» is to work out the most relevant directions for the development of the ecosystem of universities in the direction of «Artificial Intelligence» with work in weekly general and group sessions (twice a week for 120 minutes) with the subsequent defense of theses. The result of the defense was a certificate of successful completion of the educational program,» — explained Albert Shapsigov.
The ASEF Innovation Laboratory (ASEFInnoLab2) is a platform for university managers, administrators and academics to exchange best practices and ideas, as well as to explore areas of collaboration between institutions. The general partner of the project is Fudan University, one of the most prestigious and oldest institutions of higher education in China, located in the city of Shanghai. The laboratory’s work was carried out in two areas: learning and entrepreneurship in innovative artificial intelligence ecosystems, as well as research and technology transfer in innovative AI ecosystems. The Asia-Europe Summit (ASEM) is a framework for political dialogue designed to strengthen relationships and various forms of cooperation between its partners. It was formally established on March 1, 1996 at the 1st ASEM Summit (ASEM1) in Bangkok, Thailand by 15 member states of the European Union and the European Commission, then 7 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.