Prime Minister Petr Fiala awarded the Karel Kramář Medal to Prof. Michal Pěchouček from the Centre for Artificial Intelligence, FEL CTU

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Prime Minister Petr Fiala awarded the Karel Kramář Medal for merit in the field of culture, respect for human rights and freedoms, building a free democratic society, journalism and science and research. Among the seventeen honoured personalities is Prof. Michal Pěchouček, director and co-founder of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of CTU.

Prof. Pěchouček received the highest award given by the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic for his merits in the field of science and research. In addition to his scientific and teaching activities at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University, the leading Czech expert on artificial intelligence also works as the technical director of Gen. He deals with innovations and research in the field of artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security.

"The selection of the award recipients strongly reflects the things I consider important in society - whether it is art, knowledge, value politics, philanthropy or extraordinary professional achievements in fields that are not the subject of much media attention but move our society forward. Above all, I would like to thank all of the honorees for their contributions to our community. Each of them has contributed to making life in the Czech Republic better, more beautiful, or moving forward in some way," said Petr Fiala during the ceremony at the Kramář Villa.

The Prime Minister decided to award the medals, named after the first Czechoslovak Prime Minister Karel Kramář, on the occasion of the Day of the Struggle for Freedom and Democracy and the International Student Day on 17 November.  The ceremony had to be postponed until 7 December due to ill health. The medal was created in 2008 to mark the 90th anniversary of the first Czechoslovak government.

The list of Karel Kramar Medal recipients for 2023 can be found via the link:

Responsible person Ing. Mgr. Radovan Suk