Professor Mária Bieliková heads the Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies (www.kinit.sk) – an independent research institute inspired by similar institutions abroad, which, as a centre of excellent research and expertise, supports the interest of companies in research, their stronger alliance with the academic sector and talents circulation.
She participates in several international projects including Hopero (www.hopero.sk), European digital innovation hub designed for helping companies develop themselves for digital era via artificial intelligence.
She graduated from the Slovak University of Technology (STU) in Bratislava from which she received her academic degrees. For more than thirty years she worked there, first as an assistant, then as senior lecturer and professor. A former Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Information Technologies of STU, she is an internationally recognised expert and co-author of many publications on informatics and artificial intelligence. She is a senior member of international professional associations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and she was a board member of the Joint Research Centre at the European Commission.
In 2019 she brought the idea to connect academic community, companies and state or non-profit institutions in artificial intelligence topic. With representatives of ITAS and AmCham he founded Slovak Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research – slovak.AI, later transformed to AIslovakIA.
She focuses in her research on analysing interaction between human and computer, user modelling and personalisation in different domains, in last years especially disinformation and its spreading via the internet. Actively participates in discussion about trusted artificial intelligence at national and European level. She is a former member of the High-level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence founded by the EU Commission. Currently she is appointed as a chairperson of the Permanent Commission for Artificial Intelligence established by Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic.