Turiba XXII International Scientific Conference

The XXII International Scientific Conference “Artificial Intelligence and Green Thinking” takes place on April 21 and 22, 2021. Adapting to the situation in the country and the world, it is planned that the conference will take place both in person and online - on the Cisco Webex platform.

From virtual assistant SIRI to drones - artificial intelligence solutions are entering our daily lives rapidly. Although science fiction often illustrates artificial intelligence as robots with human characteristics, it can include anything, including innovative solutions that help protect the environment. 2020 has seen incredible advances in artificial intelligence, but significant improvements are still needed in infrastructure and energy efficiency, such as extensive and in-depth research to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including building sustainable infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and fostering innovation.

A panel discussion “Latvia as a great power of green and smart technologies - areas, opportunities, challenges” with the participation of various Latvian experts, presentations of foreign experts will challenge the field of artificial intelligence, as well as offer practical workshops. On the second day of the conference, students will work in five sections: business and tourism, communication, law, education, and information technology.

The first day of the event will be live streamed on the Turība University’s Facebook page, it is not necessary to apply to watch the stream. The live broadcast will be available HERE.

The second day of the event will be live streamed on Cisco Webex, and to watch the live the stream, you must apply by filling out the application form by April 20. A live access link will be sent to the email address you have provided.

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Conference program


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10.00 Opening ceremony of the conference
  • Address by Andris Teikmanis, Head of the Chancellery of the President of Latvia
  • Address by Kaspars Rožkalns, Director General at Investment and Development Agency of Latvia
  • Address by Aldis Baumanis, Rector and Chairman of the Board of Turība University
10.30 Panel discussion "Latvia as green technology superpower - areas, opportunities, challenges"
  • Imants Martinsons, Head of the "Nākotnes mobilitāte" action line of the Green Tech Cluster
  • Elmārs Gengers, Representative from the Latvian Information and Communication Technology Association (LIKTA)
  • Artūrs Toms Plešs, Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development
  • Oleg Filipovich, Director of the Electronic Procurement Department of the State Regional Development Agency
  • Kristaps Banga, Head of Innovation of "Accenture Latvia"
  • Jānis Pekša, Head of the IT Department of the Turība University
12.00 Foreign guest lecturers
  • Computer scientist and researcher Dr. Boris Nikolai Konrad (Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior in Nijmegen, Germany) "Are we smarter than the robots that are constantly learning?"
  • Assoc. Prof. Ricardo Vinuesa (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), "The role of artificial intelligence in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals"
13.30 – 14.30 Break
14.30 Practical workshop in cooperation with Information Technology company "Emergn", part 1 (in Latvian):
  • Aldis Ērglis, "Emergn" Head of Machine Learning Laboratory
  • Muntis Rudzītis, representative of "Emergn"
  • Aleksandrs Toršins, representative of "Emergn"
15.20 Mini lecture by "Sannsyn Latvia" (in English):
  • Kristaps Bebris, Research Assistant, University of Latvia, Data Scientist at "Sannsyn Latvia"
15.40 Practical workshop in cooperation with Information Technology company "Emergn", part 2 (in Latvian):
  • The workshop, led by Aldis Ērglis, Muntis Rudzītis and Aleksandrs Toršins, will demonstrate the smart technologies and their practical application
16.30 Conclusions and initiatives - how to apply digital and green technologies in every business
  • Jānis Pekša, Head of the IT Department of the Turība University, and Conference Moderator - Oskars Priede
17.00 End of the first day
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10.00 Student section (head: associate professor Iveta Liniņa)
12.00 Work in five parallel sections
13.00 Break
14.00 Work in five parallel sections
16.00 Conclusions / summary
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