AI Austria monthly: January Update
👋 Welcome 2023
The last month of 2022 was packed with AI news, driven most notably by ChatGPT and the surrounding buzz.
🇦🇹 Austrian AI Landscape 2022
In December the Austrian AI landscape, an overview of the Austrian AI ecosystem covering startups, corporations and research institutions, received its annual update.
A few key findings:
growth rate slowing down to 10%, in line with developments in other European AI ecosystems. For the first time startup attrition is contributing to deceleration.
very high share of public funding for startups, private investment rounds for local AI startups are still significantly lower value compared to other EU countries
massive uptake in female founders, reaching almost parity in 2022
More info and a full-sized landscape under this link.
💶 New Grant programs
New grant programs for AI projects are launching soon by aws - Austria Wirtschaftsservice and the FFG - Austrian Research Promotion Agency as part of the "AI Mission Austria" initiative. Start-ups, SMEs, and large companies can apply for funding in different stages and focus areas, including "Trustworthy AI", "Explainable AI" and "Edge AI". Keep an eye on the aws and FFG website for more updates. Meanwhile, the FWF - Austrian Science Fund has already started their own funding program for basic research in AI in a variety of fields with €1.9 million available. Stay tuned, more details will be provided in the next newsletter.
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Calling all AI builders, founders, and developers in Austria! Have you been experimenting with the latest generative-AI tools like image-generating Stable-Diffusion pipelines and OpenAI's ChatGPT API? We want to see what you've been creating! Share your most innovative projects using these powerful tools with us and you could be featured in our AI Austria channels and help shape the future of AI in 2023. Let's see what amazing things our Austrian community can dream up and bring to life with these cutting-edge technologies. Contact us: email@example.com
🗞️ Austrian articles
AI year in review - 2022 as the landmark year in AI empowerment
Legal considerations when using ChatGPT
How AI is pushing creative boundaries (paywalled)
⭐️ European AI Forum with new viewership record
The 6th edition of the EAIF was a smashing success and attracted over 12.000 viewers across Europe. The entire event can be rewatched on the EAIF Youtube channel
For more information visit the EAIF website.
📆 Upcoming Events
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For more information on upcoming events head over to our community calendar.
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