AI breakfast – short and comprehensible about AI here and now

Tuesday this week we arranged an AI breakfast with 110 participants. Interest is thus great for artificial intelligence.

Artificial intelligence is something that is increasingly affecting business and social functions. Many believe that within a handful of years, AI will create sharply changed business models, decision-making, working methods and processes. But what happens locally and how do you get started working with AI?
These were some of the questions that were raised during the technology breakfast that took place in Skellefteå on February 19 at The Great Northern.

During the meeting, some players in the area were invited to tell us what is going on, planned and thought about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Marcus Liwicki, professor of machine learning at Luleå University talked about ”The worlds greatest chatbot” and the technology behind chatbot solutions.

First, Anja Palm greeted everyone welcome on Skellefteå Municipality’s behalf.

Anja Palm









Marie Nolin & Leif Häggmark

Marie Nolin and Leif Häggmark then presented Vinnova’s report on AI, Vinnova Report VR 20:08, as well as their respective projects DIR and SSiO, in short.






Marcus Liwicki


Marcus Liwicki, professor of machine learning at Luleå University talked about ”The worlds greatest chatbot” and the technology behind chatbot solutions.





Micke Eriksson


Micke Eriksson, CEO of Skellefteå company BI-Nordic, talked about AI-based quality improvements in communication networks and how machine learning is used by the company today.







Thomas Kvist


The participants also received information from Thomas Kvist about the support that both companies and private individuals can get via a new project that Region Västerbotten runs where the work on AI solutions should be stimulated. The project is called Data in the Sustainable Society (DIHS).



Michael Carlberg Lax


Finally, Michael Carlberg told Lax from Skellefteå municipality how to prepare as an organization for utilizing the potential of AI. Among other things, it was raised that AI is based on large amounts of data and if one in their organization wants to start preparing to work with AI then the first step is to start, partly to collect data and partly to collect this data in a correct way which ensures that it will actually be used.





At the meeting 110 people attended, which was a good rating for the arranging parties; Luleå University of Technology and its two projects Datacenter Innovation Region and SSiO as well as Skellefteå municipality, Region Västerbotten and Skelleftea Digital Alliance.

PowerPoint presentations:

Presentation – Marie Nolin, Datacenter Innovation Region LTU and Leif Häggmark, SSiO and Skelleftea Digital Alliance
0-AI breakfast_presentation_eng_inkl DIR_slutv

Marcus Liwicki, EISLAB Machine Learning (chair), Luleå University of Technology
1-2019-02-19 ML-breakfast

Micke Eriksson, CEO of Skellefteå-based BI Nordic
2-Machine Learning in reality

Tomas Kvist, Region Västerbotten
3-DIHS business breakfast ENG Feb 2019 (002)

Michael Carlberg-Lax, Skellefteå municipality
4-2019-02-14 Morning meeting AI



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