Who We Are

A group of people deeply passionate about AI and equipped with a vision to educate others about the impacts of this technology.

At LAIF, we believe that we have a responsibility to bridge the gap between people and AI by making others conscious of its profound implications, enabling a safe future coexistence with AI.

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Our Story

The story of Leuven AI forum started from Nick Bostrom and his TED talk on the long-term impact of all forms of intelligence on society. This is a field in which different views are very polarized; there was very little debate on the middle ground of this topic. That is why we felt the need to establish a community on AI development that brings people from different disciplines together. This would create a platform where the debate could thrive.

We saw that there was a great enthusiasm from students within the Master of Artificial intelligence at KU Leuven, but it was very hard to establish structure and continuity in their interactions, as this is only a one-year program. This led to the creation of the non-profit, Leuven AI Forum, at the end of 2019. With the founding of this organisation, a community of like-minded AI enthusiasts finally materialized.

Meet Our Team

Meet the team that works on all the projects that we do. Hailing from different backgrounds, each one of us brings a unique perspective that enhances our collective understanding of AI.

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Robin
Amsters

Financial Director

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Raphaël
Weuts

President

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Mauritz
Kelchtermans

Board Member

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Anastasia
Linchik

Associate

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Wolf
Boone

Associate

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Arno
Vanneste

Associate

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Events

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Countries

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Partners

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Contributors

Open Positions

TEDx Volunteer

We organise TEDxLeuven events several times a year and you can get the chance to be involved too! You can take part in the planning of the event as well as the on-the-day tasks. 

AI Ethics Workshop Volunteer

We organise regular AI ethics workshops and debates between students from various backgrounds. You will get the chance to plan and organise these together with other members of the team. 

AI Job Matching Volunteer

Together with the leading AI companies in Belgium we organise specialised job fairs and workshops where we match AI students and researchers finishing up their academic career with our AI industry. In order to coordinate with our partners, we are looking for help.

AI MSc & PhD Volunteer

Want to build an active student community? You can organize events and activities for the Master of Artificial Intelligence students as well or PhD students. wE organise such as company visits, MAI meet PhD event, Philosophy evenings, hiking, BBQs and other.

Positions from September 2021

Speaker Contact Associate

Since we are always organising exciting new events, we often need speakers, whether that is for a TEDx event or an AI related workshop. You would be in charge or coming up with potential speaker and organising their attendance. 

Partnerships Associate

Are you a salesman/woman? As Partnerships Associate you will contact companies in Belgium in order to become partners for our events, or participate in our research projects.

Operations Associate

Be part of the organizing team. From preparing the speakers, decorating stage, arranging the video recording, the catering, the sitting to seeing all the backstage and behind-the- scenes, if organizing events is your passion, this role is for you.

Expert Advice Associate

We offer advice from our experts in science communication, intellectual property in Computer science and research, Ethics in AI, technological policy… to our industry clients. We are looking for a coordinator to coordinate and further develop our offer and relations with our clients.

Join the Team

If you want to become a member of our team, organize our next events, participate in research projects or organizing activities for students, we would love to hear from you!