We nurture young
talents in AI

We prepare talented students for their
future careers in technology and innovation.

of income tax for students’ education to ensure a brighter future of Slovakia

The BrAIn association was established with the aim to nurture young talents in the field of computer science, smart technologies and artificial intelligence. BrAIn was founded by researchers from the Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies. We believe that supporting young promising people in this field is the key to boost technology transfer and increase innovations in Slovakia.

Our vision is:

  • that talented, committed, honest and inventive people will contribute to the betterment of Slovakia
  • to advance the knowledge transfer in the field of computer science and intelligent technologies with interdisciplinary connections to the social sciences and humanities
  • to inspire young people to think innovatively and develop their talents for professional life

2% of your income tax will help students to fulfill their potential

Support us with 2% of your income tax. These are our details for donating 1% – 3%
of your income tax to fill out in tax forms:

  • Name of the organization: BrAIn
  • Registered office: Bottova 7939/2A, 811 09 Bratislava-Staré Mesto
  • Legal form: Civic association
  • Identification Number (IČO): 54263930
  • Bank account number (IBAN): SK57 8330 0000 0024 0234 8500
  • Contact: info@ozbrain.sk

We cultivate talent development in the field of AI

Depending on the raised amount of finances, we will use the funds for the following activities:

Connect aspiring talented people with experts in Slovakia and abroad

  • Travel and other expenses related to the work on interesting projects
  • Covering the costs of organizing events aimed at connecting talented people with companies, e.g. BetterAI Meetup

Supporting Projects of talented students

  • Tuition fees for courses in computer science, information technology, smart technologies and artificial intelligence
  • Covering the costs associated with preparation and studies in the areas where students need help

Assisting young people to get out into the world

  • Covering the costs of international conferences, campuses, internships, summer schools and studies abroad

Developing students’ communication skills

  • Funding communication courses to improve skills in popularization of scientific knowledge
  • Covering the costs for seminars, lectures and other popularization activities
“This internship has allowed me to pursue my interest in the entanglement of technology and society. I obtained hands-on experience with ethical assessments of AI systems. I was provided with a stimulating environment that encourages and values interdisciplinarity as a crucial element of scientific research.”

Adrián Gavorník

I have studied an interdisciplinary social sciences programme at Maastricht University. Over time, my interest has narrowed down to studying the relationships between technology and society and the effects of various narratives on science and technologies, particularly disruptive technologies such as AI. I currently continue this endeavor studying at the University of Vienna. I believe that social sciences expertise is a necessary and valuable part of ensuring that AI is developed and deployed in a manner that benefits everyone.

(Internship at KInIT from 1/2022.)

“Artificial intelligence research is very dynamic. Every year it brings new discoveries that can transform entire industries. An internship at KInIT will allow me to work with experts and learn from them how to contribute to the development of AI, both at the Slovak and global level.”

Karolína Hájková

I study artificial intelligence at VU Amsterdam and I am interested in computer vision, evolutionary algorithms and NLP. KInIT’s work for Slovakia and research is the reason why I immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of it. It is a great initiative not only for Slovak research in intelligent technologies, but also a way to motivate talented students to stay in Slovakia. I think it’s important for young people to know that quality research can be done in Slovakia, led by professionals.

(Internship at KInIT from 2/2024.)

“Given that I have a background in design rather than in academia, my internship allowed me to get introduced to the field of AI research. I was also allowed to lead my own project with guidance from talented and open-minded people who are more than happy to share their knowledge, discuss and help.”

Andrea Horváthová

I studied new media design at Design Academy Eindhoven where I worked on many research-heavy design projects. At university, I examined topics related to machine learning and Big Data which is why I decided to apply for an internship at KInIT. During the internship I started working on a self-initiated project and brought myself closer to the research topic. After I graduated, I decided to accept the offer to work at the institute full-time as a Communication Specialist and Visual Designer.

(Internship at KInIT from 9/2021 to 8/2022.)

“Internship at KInIT is fun, sometimes tough, yet entirely worthwhile. I interacted, worked with, and most importantly learned from amazing people, who made me feel part of the team. Having undergone 2 large research projects, I gained priceless skills and new vigour into my career. Interning here is an experience that is hard to match anywhere else.”

Timo Hromádka

I studied Computer Science at King’s College London. During my bachelor’s thesis I investigated fake news detection. It was crazy to me how computers can learn to understand text, and not just numbers; there’s something fascinating about that. I decided to apply to KInIT because of their variety of interesting projects. Having gotten an initial glance at what it was like to conduct research at university, I wanted to experience it at a more rigorous level, and start making an impact on the world, quite literally.

(Internship at KInIT from 7/2022 to 1/2023.)

“The internship at KInIT opened the door for me to the world of artificial intelligence, where I could experience not only theoretical concepts, but also practical challenges and innovations. I had the opportunity to be inspired by experienced professionals, deepen my knowledge and practical skills, and build valuable connections”.

Peter Karas

I am currently studying Applied Computer Science at the Master’s level at FEI STU. My general interest is in gaining a broader understanding of artificial intelligence, whether from a mathematical or software perspective. I am actively working on an innovative AI project in the healthcare sector, which I initiated myself. I heard about KInIT through a friend who showed me the opportunity to develop my skills in AI. I decided to join the AI research community because I believe this group provides an environment for knowledge sharing and collaboration, which I believe is crucial for development in this rapidly evolving field.

(Internship at KInIT from 8/2022.)

“I have the opportunity to learn from the best and work with leading experts. A great benefit is the wide range of knowledge sharing & personal development, whether it is through attending seminars or discussions with PhD students. I always try to make the most of every opportunity to learn something new.”

Martin Melišek

As a computer science student at FIIT STU, I had my first opportunity to meet the lecturers who worked at the faculty before becoming a part of KInIT. Even back then, I was attracted by their dedication, expertise and their ability to pass their knowledge to students. After a few years of studying, I decided to start my professional career. I approached KInIT as there was a suitable open position for a student interested in working on an international project. I was particularly interested in researching diverse areas such as battling misinformation using artificial intelligence.

(Internship at KInIT from 3/2022.)

“I was involved in a challenging disinformation research as part of an EU project. I collaborated with great AI researchers, who provided invaluable support & consistently welcomed open discourse. The internship was instrumental in deepening my understanding of cutting-edge NLP techniques.”

Tomáš Nagy

As a student in the Social Data Science interdisciplinary master’s program at RWTH Aachen University, I am interested in the intersection of data science, social sciences, and ethics. In conjunction with my academic pursuits, I am a Research Assistant at the Weizenbaum Institute in Berlin, where my primary focus is supporting researchers with computational methods, mainly on applying Natural Language Processing (NLP).
My decision to pursue an internship at KINIT was primarily influenced by the institute’s dedication to projects that yield significant societal benefits. 

(Volunteer at KInIT from 8/2023.)

“Internship at KInIT is an enriching experience. Not only did my programming and problem solving improve but so did my reporting and cooperation skills. KInIT has a friendly community of people who help me in case I have a problem. I would encourage anyone who has an interest in AI to also give it a try.”

Tomáš Remiš

I am currently studying at Gymnázium Jura Hronca. In the future I would like to focus my studies on data science. I learned about KInIT when my high school has been offered a guided tour of KInIT  in 2022. I decided to apply for an internship not only because I’m interested in AI but also because I believe that KInIT would provide me with a unique opportunity to both hone my programming skills as well as learn new concepts, I would have not come across otherwise.

(Internship at KInIT from 11/2022 to 7/2023.)

“This internship has provided me with extraordinary intellectual stimulation, a diverse network and social impact, showing me that interesting opportunities for young people don’t necessarily have to be sought beyond the borders of Slovakia.”

Natália Slosiarová

I am currently completing my Master’s degree at the Faculty of Law at Comenius University in Bratislava. I am interested in the regulation of new technologies, IT law, competition law and intellectual property law. At KInIT I am also involved in researching the impact of AI on human rights. I heard about the institute and the internship opportunities through the Leaf Academy alumni network.

By immersing myself in the environment of artificial intelligence research, I have the opportunity to acquire specialised knowledge and skills that are increasingly in demand for IT lawyers. I hope to become a go-to expert in the field of AI law thanks to this opportunity.

(Internship at KInIT from 11/2022.)

“Thanks to my internship, I became part of a well-coordinated research team, learning and gaining experience from leading Slovak research personalities. I also had the opportunity to work on an international EU project. Last but not least, I wrote and published my own research article under the guidance of an experienced mentor.”

Michal Spiegel

I am a student of computer science at the Masaryk University in Brno. I am interested in natural language processing, especially chatbots and other technologies that work with human language. I learnt about KInIT from the very beginning and it could be said that for a long time it was a kind of forgotten childhood dream of mine.

I believe that artificial intelligence will change the world one day. Thanks to its community of truly renowned experts, KInIT has the best chances to fulfill this potential. That’s why I know I belong here and that there are people I want to learn from to become an excellent researcher.

(Internship at KInIT from 7/2023.)

“My internship at KInIT has given me the opportunity to work on various projects focused on the application of artificial intelligence models. It also gave me the opportunity to develop and expand my knowledge in several areas that I am interested in.”

Marcel Veselý

I am a second level student at FIIT STU. I am interested in Artificial Intelligence, because I am able to use my creativity in the field and implement unique ideas. At the same time, I am helping to achieve new milestones towards the world’s automation. My primary fields of interest are computer vision and NLP, as well as their explainability.

I decided to join KInIT because the institute has the same priorities and goals as I do. It is also full of young talented people and experienced researchers that ensure high quality and expertise.

(Internship at KInIT from 10/2021 to 6/2023.)

“The internship gave me an insight into the workings of a functional scientific team and I gained valuable knowledge. The biggest advantage for me is that I am directly involved in the application of cutting-edge research to industrial practice. This allows me to see first-hand the contribution of science to innovation and its impact on everyday life.”

Martin Výboh

I am currently a final year Master student in Probability and Mathematical Statistics at the FMFI of Comenius University in Bratislava. I am passionate about the applications of classical machine learning methods, deep learning and data analysis in various domains. I was aware of the existence of KInIT from the very beginning, and even then I was fascinated by the unprecedented idea of an independent research institute in Slovakia. Working at KInIT appealed to me because of its uniqueness, diversity and the opportunity to push the boundaries of my knowledge every day.

(Internship at KInIT from 7/2023.)