The auditorium of U35 was full of invited participants - students, researchers, teachers, alumni, and staff from various units of the University of Helsinki, other universities of Finland and other institutions. In addition, hundreds of people were following the opening stream online. The event was held in Finnish.
The opening speech was delivered by Taina Kyllönen, the Director of Communications and Community Relations, who also introduced the CSDS staff (at that time, the five founding fellows).
The audience had an honor to enjoy two special talks given by our distinguished academic fathers:
- Teuvo Kohonen, Academic and Emeritus Professor of the Academy of Finland:
On the Expectations Related to Artificial Intelligence (Tekoälyyn liittyvistä odotuksista)
- Seppo Mustonen, Emeritus Professor of Statistics:
Statistical Computing with Survo (Tilastollista tietojenkäsittelyä Survolla)
The (almost) complete video of the opening (produced by Unigrafia) is available on Vimeo.