The FARI Brussels Conference returns on 18 November at Studio Flagey in Brussels, find out more.

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and robotics research

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FARI is an independent, not-for-profit Artificial Intelligence initiative led by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB).

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our manifesto



We aim at developing, understanding, and using state-of-the art technologies.



We ensure ethical applicability, acceptability, and relevance of our projects.



We strive on bridging a gap between the technologies and society.



We are committed to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


FARI will soon roll out key services for the public administration, local organisations, SMEs, and individuals.

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Public Administration

We are working closely with the Brussels public administration towards a shared goal to make the region a smart city with sustainable impact on both the level of the local needs and international ambitions.




We will offer key services that will provide support to the civil society, and will engage their participation in both consultation level and design level.



Small and medium-sized enterprises

We intend to set up coaching programs and to support initiatives catering to AI, Data, and Robotics, leading to successful proof of concepts and development of go-to-market strategies.

We aim at closing the gap between AI experts and local stakeholders

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Keep up with our latest news, events, and calls on AI fo the common good.

Exploring the Prospects and Limitations of Diverse AI Services

What we do

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Research and Innovation

Education and Learning

Education and Learning

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Building a community of practice

Find out about FARI's latest projects and activities for Brussels and beyond!

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We connect people across disciplines, expertise, and organisations in making science and innovation more accessible and impactful to society.


The FARI community is composed of 300 researchers from the 10 AI, data, and robotics research groups from VUB and ULB, coordinated by our central team and in close collaboration with our various partners.

We are working to co-create a society where AI, Data, and Robotics could contribute to it. We work on local and international projects that aim at enabling a sustainable transition, starting with our own region of Brussels. So we work in, with and on Brussels as a laboratory and testing ground in a regional, national and International context.

We are committed to disseminating our latest research outputs on AI, data, and robotics for the common good.

Latest Publications

Here, you will find some of our recently released publications.

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