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General AI Challenge is being organized by GoodAI. We warmly welcome anyone interested in co-organizing and volunteering in this effort. Just write to us at

GoodAI's mission is to develop general artificial intelligence - as fast as possible - to help humanity and understand the universe.

GoodAI research and development company started in January 2014 with CEO/CTO Marek Rosa's $10M USD personal investment.


Our international team of 20 researchers is based in Prague, Czech Republic. 

Marek Rosa

Founder, General AI Challenge


Will Millership

Challenge Director

PR Manager, GoodAI

Olga Afanasjeva



Marek Havrda

Challenge Ambassador

AI Policy & Social Impact Director, GoodAI


Roman Yampolskiy

Professor, University of Louisville

José Hernández-Orallo

Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València

Tomas Mikolov

Research Scientist,

Facebook AI Research

Julian Togelius

Professor, New York University

Pavel Kordik

Researcher, CTU FIT

Ling Ge 

Chief European Representative


Jan Romportl
Chief Data Scientist,

O2 Czech Republic

Tak Lo
Managing Partner,


Jan Sekerka

Partner Business Evangelism Lead,


Ryota Kanai

CEO & Co-founder, Araya

Ayako Fukui

Strategic Initiatives Consultant,

Jan Pospíšil

Senior Technology (Technical) Evangelist, Microsoft 

Ivan Zelinka


Technical University of Ostrava

Miles Brundage 

Research Fellow

University of Oxford

Virginia Dignum

Director of Delft Design for Values Institute, TU Delft

Frank Dignum

 Associate Professor

Utrecht University

 Irakli Beridze

Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics - United Nations

Danit Gal

Project Assistant Professor, Cyber Civilizations Research Center, Keio University

Rodolfo Rosini

 Partner at


AI Roadmap Institute

The mission of AI Roadmap Institute is to accelerate the search for safe human-level artificial intelligence by encouraging, studying, mapping and comparing roadmaps towards this goal.

Microsoft Czech Republic and Slovakia

Microsoft is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft first opened its branch in the Czech Republic in 1992.

As a technological partner of the General AI Challenge, Microsoft provides the participants around the world with free access to the Microsoft Azure cloud service. Microsoft Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services—analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage, and web—for moving faster, achieving more, and saving money.


NVIDIA is the AI computing company. Its invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined modern computer graphics and revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

As a General AI Challenge partner, NVIDIA supports our efforts by providing a high-end GPU as a special prize to the challenge winners, as well as scientific consultation and promotional support.


Established in December, 2013, ARAYA is engaged in the development of Artificial Consciousness, strong AI technologies grounded on computational theories of consciousness, with combinations of neuroscience and information science.

ARAYA acts as the local coordinator of the General AI Challenge in Japan and also supports our efforts by promoting the challenge to their local network.


RE•WORK is an all-female run events organising company that brings together breakthrough technology, cutting-edge science and entrepreneurship shaping the future. At each event, RE•WORK showcases the opportunities of exponentially accelerating technologies to positively disrupt industry and society. Hear from the most influential speakers in Deep Learning, Machine Intelligence and AI.

As our supporting partner, RE•WORK helps raise awareness about the General AI Challenge and its topics.

"New technological and scientific discoveries are advancing at an exponential rate so it’s important to explore how they will help to shape future business and society. By bringing together key influencers to share cutting-edge research and developments we can explore how to successfully integrate breakthrough technology such as deep learning, artificial intelligence, wearables, the internet of things, smart materials and robotics into industry, the home and the workplace, and engage key business leaders and entrepreneurs in discussions to shape and re-work the future". RE•WORK founder, Nikita Johnson.

Czech Technical University in Prague

The Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. It was founded on the initiative of Josef Christian Willenberg on the basis of a decree issued on January 18th, 1707 by Emperor Josef I.

GoodAI and ČVUT cooperate and share knowledge. Together they co-organized Summer School workshops and public lectures by GoodAI members at the University campus. ČVUT professors have been advising on GoodAI's R&D activities and projects, such as the General AI Challenge and AI Roadmap Institute.


Business and Investment Development Agency CzechInvest is an agency of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. Established in 1992, the agency contributes to attracting foreign investment and developing domestic companies. CzechInvest also promotes the Czech Republic abroad and acts as an intermediary between the EU and small and medium-sized enterprises in implementing structural funds in the Czech Republic.

SlovakStartup is a news portal with a global outreach focusing on distributing news, interviews and content about Slovak startups. Its main goal is to promote Slovak talent, ideas and knowledge to the outer world through various activities and channels.​

As a member of our media partners, SlovakStartup supports us on promoting news and activities related to GoodAI and its projects, such as the General AI Challenge and the AI Roadmap Institute.

0100 Campus

0100 Campus is an International co-working space for startups, entrepreneurs and students based in Bratislava.

0100 Campus is our local event coordinator for the CEE region.


CITY.AI is a global community of artificial intelligence peers around the world. Our gatherings are a place for the community to DISCOVER their own ecosystem, CONNECT to other peers in AI around the globe and SHARE their lessons learned.


Machine Learning Meetups (MLMU) is an independent community platform focused on machine learning, artificial intelligence and all related fields. Their aim is to create a common place where anybody from beginners to experienced experts can find inspiration, education and a community of people with the same interest. Since 2014, MLMU has organized tens of events, has allowed thousands of enthusiasts to meet both online and offline and has helped to boost Czech and Slovak AI & ML environment. In 2017, MLMU spread also to Brno and Bratislava.

World Summit AI

World Summit AI is the first event bringing together the 3 pillars of AI System: Enterprise, Startups & Investors and Deep Tech for an exclusive 2 days of knowledge-sharing and valuable networking opportunities. The event will help guarantee fast-paced innovation and safe progress in machine and deep learning while sparking new partnerships, investment projects and tech collaborations.

Through presentations, innovation showcases, workshops and focus groups, the 2000+ attendees will debate, discuss and collaborate to positively influence AI, not only of tomorrow, but of the next decade and beyond.

The​ Whole Brain Architecture Initiative (WBAI)

WBAI has been promoting R&D on the WBA approach to create a human-like AGI by learning from the architecture of the entire brain for the benefit of the public as a non-profit organization.

The more advanced and complex AI becomes, the more AI should become human-friendly or congenial with humans in its behavior and values in order for better co-existence with us.  
For this to be achieved, it would be a valid approach to make AI having architecture similar to that of our brain.

For benefits from advanced AI to be immense, it should not belong to particular organizations, but become a public good for all of mankind. We seek to realize that goal by promoting the joint development of advanced AI on brain architecture from a public standpoint.

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