Artificial intelligence in the world of work – today and tomorrow

Published on December 15, 2021

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU and the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI), have joined forces to organise 14 events in close cooperation with Slovenian embassies and other permanent missions in 12 countries around the world. The aim of this effort is to set an active agenda for AI during the Slovenian Presidency and to provide a basis for continuing and promoting bilateral discussions in the field of AI and sustainable development beyond the Presidency.

The final event of 2021 is entitled Artificial Intelligence in the World of Work – Today and Tomorrow and will take place online on Friday 17 December 2021 from 14:00 to 15:20. Registration is free and can be done via this link:

Everyone is also welcome to join the discussion at this link:

Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important. We are also increasingly confronted with the topic in our working and living environment. Artificial intelligence is no longer a future topic, but already ubiquitous, as employers around the world are already increasingly using technological solutions such as AI applications, both in the public and private sectors.

However, the use of AI in the workplace raises many questions, such as: What are the opportunities and risks? What impact does the use of AI have on the organisation of work? How does collaboration between humans and AI work in the company? What (new) skills do workers need? Will AI make our jobs better and safer in the future?

The use of digital technologies based on artificial intelligence is therefore not only a technological and economic issue, but also a social issue that should be widely discussed in public. For artificial intelligence to contribute to the well-being of all, it must be developed, deployed and used in a human-centred way. In particular, there is a need to invest in people and their skills so that the opportunities offered by technological change in the world of work can be exploited.

The event is hosted by the Embassy of Slovenia in Berlin and the speakers are Dr. Markus Dicks, Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society, German Federal Ministry of Work and Social Affairs, Mr. Tobias, Müllensiefen, European Commission, and Ass. Prof. Dr. Massimo Preziuso, Chair of IRCAI Business and Impact Council. The discussion will be moderated by Lenart J. Kučič, while the welcome address will be given by Jelka Travnik, Chargé d’Affaires of the Slovenian Embassy in Berlin.



International Research Centre in Artificial Intelligence
under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI)

Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana


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