Since 2019 we foster artificial intelligence and machine learning research through a joint laboratory with Avast, the global leader in digital security.

Avast’s rich threat data from over 400 million devices globally are combined with our study of complex and evasive threats to undertake research on the means to pre-empt and inhibit attempts made by cybercriminals to use new technologies including artificial intelligence to mount increasingly sophisticated and damaging cyberattacks. The goals of our joint laboratory include publishing breakthrough research in this field, and enhancing Avast’s malware detection engine, including its AI-based detection algorithms.

AAICL is supported by a $1M (23 mil CZK) 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 us  to grow our  talent pool and establish ourself as one of the leading academic institutions on AI and cybersecurity.