their ingenuity, reliability and professional knowledge. For this reason, many global players decide to open their research and development centres here and work on artificial intelligence technologies.
Among the giants who have already realized the dynamic development of competences and opportunities, there are recognized brands such as
Aptiv, ByteDance (TikTok), Capgemini, Intel, TomTom, IBM, Google, nVidia, Roche, Ringier Axel Springer,Samsung, T-Mobile, TCL
and many more will join them soon.
According to experts, if Poland further develops the infrastructure supporting the development of artificial intelligence, the sector may soon reach a highest level of development in CEE region. This, however, requires close cooperation between companies and academic units.
Currently, more and more Polish universities include teaching in the field of artificial intelligence to their programs. In 2019, the AI Tech scientific consortium was established. It consists of the top 10 Polish universities that intend to educate specialists in the field of ICT, with the most important areas of education being artificial intelligence, machine learning and cybersecurity. The Polish Ministry of Digitization hopes that the program will attract not only Polish students, but also the most promising young IT specialists from abroad, who will later find work in Polish enterprises. Amongst others, the newly founded consortium includes University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University in Krakow or AGH University of Science and Technology.
Currently, education in the field of artificial intelligence consists primarily in the possibility of specialization during studies in computer science and information systems. This possibility is already available to students of the Warsaw University of Technology, as well as many private universities.
Some universities, such as the Poznań University of Technology, offer comprehensive first-cycle studies in the field of artificial intelligence. Students of the Kozminski University have the possibility of post-graduate studies in Technology, Law and Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Humanities and social schools, such as the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, offer the opportunity to explore the psychology of artificial intelligence. The trend of offering advanced knowledge about artificial intelligence is not slowing down, and in the coming years we can expect even more developed educational programs from both leading universities and regional vocational schools.
As a result, roughly 20 000 new students start they higher education in computer science. At the moment there are even more graduates with over 28 000 graduating in technical science and 4 thousand graduating with degree in mathematical sciences. Additionally, Polish universities have published over 12 thousand scientific papers regarding AI between 2013 and 2018.
As expected, similarly to AI-based businesses, majority of research on AI is concentrated in large cities with almost 2000 researches in Masovia region (Warsaw), almost 1000 researches in Lesser Poland (Cracow) and roughly 900 in Silesia (Katowice, Częstochowa).