Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (KInIT) is an independent, non-profit institute dedicated to intelligent technology research. KInIT is the first independent institute of its kind in Slovakia. KInIT combines the excellent competencies of academic researchers and educators with innovative companies, their needs and experience.
KInIT brings together and nurtures experts in artificial intelligence and several other areas of computer science. The institute’s goal is to bring excellent science to industry and to connect academia with the world of business. KInIT focuses on combating misinformation and is involved in international initiatives in the field of information disorders. Its research areas include multilingual language technologies, multimodal natural language processing and trustworthy artificial intelligence.
KInIT’s biggest potential lies in connecting business with research, both basic and applied. Basic research is very important in this context, as it is the driving force of innovation, especially in connection with applied research and knowledge transfer for commercial benefit. Until now, there has been no direct support for basic research in the private sector in Slovakia.
KInIT can be perceived as a catalyst for the Slovak innovation ecosystem in the area of intelligent technologies. The institute is piloting processes based on best practices from abroad. By involving the private sector, KInIT seeks to create a healthy research ecosystem that is connected to existing universities, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and above all to the international community.