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A joyous group photo of the ProbAI participants from 2019 at NTNU Trondheim

Nordic Probabilistic AI School

The Nordic Probabilistic AI School, also known as ProbAI school, is an annual ‘summer’ school supported by the Norwegian Open AI Lab (NAIL) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The mission of ProbAI is to create an inclusive environment serving a state-of-the-art expertise in probabilistic machine learning. The school is considered to be of an intermediate to advanced level, covering topics such as probabilistic models, deep generative models, latent variable models, inference with sampling and variational approximations, normalizing flows, neural ODEs, probabilistic programming, and some of the latest research.

PhD students have the possibility to be awarded with 7.5 ECTS credit points, however the school is open to everyone, from professionals in academia and industry, to the broad public. In addition to the high-quality academic program, the summer school usually has a social component, which makes ProbAI a great event for both networking and learning.

By 2022, the event has been put on a total of three times. The first ProbAI school was held in 2019 at NTNU in Trondheim. In 2020, the second edition was postponed due to the corona virus pandemic, but because of the continued restrictions ProbAI 2021 was held digitally. Luckily, the participants were able to meet in person during ProbAI 2022 at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

The next ProbAI was held on June 12-16 in 2023, when the program was back where it all started at NTNU in Trondheim. Out of 700 applicants, 160 participants got to attend the summer school to learn more about probabilistic AI, as well as network. You can read more in this text written by David Baumgartner, one of the PhD students working behind the scenes on ProbAI. In 2024, ProbAI is first headed for Rio De Janeiro in January, and then Copenhagen in June.


Learn more about ProbAI

If you didn’t attend the latest ProbAI, but the school has caught your interest, you can subscribe to the newsletter at the school’s web pages to get updates on future events.

You will also find the materials from the previous ProbAI on GitHub.

ProbAI's YouTube channel is updated with recordings from earlier years.