Elements of AI Launches in Bulgarian As Part of EU Initiative to Make it Available in All EU Languages

On February 17th, the free online course Elements of AI will launch in Bulgarian language to provide as many people as possible, especially those not in tech, with an opportunity to understand what it really is and how it can be used

Sofia/Bulgaria Wednesday, January 27, 2021

For the first time, the free online course Elements in AI created by Reaktor and the University of Helsinki will be available in Bulgarian.

The course is ranked as one of the top 100 massive open online courses and students rated it the #1 Computer Science MOOC in the world, ahead of Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. It aims to demystify AI and help people from a wide range of backgrounds learn its basics. It teaches what AI is and isn’t, how it can be used in real-life applications and what the implications of this technology are for individuals, companies and society in general. The course offers a paced and a self-paced option. More than 600.000 students worldwide have already attended it.

Elements of AI has been funded by the Government of Finland as a part of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union of 2019 and the different language translations have been provided by the European Commission. The initiative is also supported by the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation.

On the Bulgarian side, the Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (SU) will act as an academic partner and Ontotext will serve as communication partner.

On February 17th, the official launch of Elements of AI in Bulgarian will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook. The guest list includes the Ambassador of Finland, the Rector of SU, the Minister of Education, Prof Maria NIsheva who is leading the Master Degree of AI in SU and Prof Galya Anguelova who is responsible for the AI strategy in Bulgaria. Atanas Kiryakov, Ontotext’s CEO and leading expert on AI technologies, will also attend and share his thoughts.

Elements of AI will be part of the official program in the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics at SU. It is designed to be free and open to anyone interested in the topic and does not require programming or extensive math skills.

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