AVAST and Czech Technical University open AI laboratory

Published: 06.11.2019 Related countries:  Indonesia Indonesia

AVAST will invest 1M USD into New R&D laboratory for artificial intelligence and machine learning

Czech and world leading SW anti-virus and cyber security company AVAST and the Czech Technical University’s Department of Electrical Engineering (FEL ČVUT or CTU) have created a partnership to support research into artificial intelligence and machine learning. The Avast laboratory in which the majority of research will be conducted is located at the ČVUT. The collaboration is the first of its kind in this field with the Avast AI and Cybersecurity Laboratory (AAICL) located on campus at CTU (Czech Technical University) in Prague where most of the research will be undertaken.

Avast will provide its data on threats from more than 400 mil devices, while the university will provide knowledge of complex threats. Among other things, the laboratory’s objectives are to publish ground-breaking research results in this area and to improve Avast malware’s detection engine.

AAICL, which is based in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU (FEE CTU), will be supported by a $1M investment by Avast spread over a five-year period. The funding will be used to carry out scientific research in the AI and machine learning field, helping CTU to grow its talent pool and establish itself as one of the leading academic institutions on AI and cybersecurity. AAICL is the product of previously successful teamwork between Avast and CTU. Joint projects include as the Aposemat research project on IoT devices in February 2018, and more recently the discovery of Geost, a large-scale Android banking botnet targeting Russian citizens.


About Avast

Avast (LSE: AVST) is a global leader in digital security products. With over 400 million users online, Avast offers products under the Avast and AVG brands that protect people from threats on the internet and the evolving IoT threat landscape. The company’s threat detection network is among the most advanced in the world, using machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to detect and stop threats in real time. Avast digital security products for Mobile, PC or Mac are top-ranked and certified by VB100, AV-Comparatives, AV-Test, OPSWAT, West Coast Labs and others. Visit: www.avast.com.

About Czech Technical University in Prague

The Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU) is one of the biggest and oldest technical universities in Europe. CTU currently has eight faculties (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Physical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology) and more than 18,500 students. For the 2019/20 academic year, CTU in Prague is offering its students 170 accredited study programmes in Czech language and 53 in foreign languages. CTU educates modern specialists, scientists and managers with knowledge of foreign languages, who are dynamic, flexible and can adapt quickly to the requirements of the market.


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