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Artificial intelligence in the world of work – today and tomorrow

Artificial intelligence in the world of work – today and tomorrow

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.

Slovenia cooperates with Japan in promoting society 5.0 through AI and robotics

Slovenia cooperates with Japan in promoting society 5.0 through AI and robotics

Slovenia has put forward many advanced solutions, using artificial intelligence and robotics, for the implementation and creation of a smart society 5.0. We would like to introduce some examples of close collaboration with Japan in the fields of art, industry and in policies in general. The event organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tokyo is scheduled for Thursday November 11, 2021 online.

Enabling accountability for trustworthy AI

Enabling accountability for trustworthy AI

How and what should we undertake to build the evidence base to enable accountability towards trustworthy AI and to ensure global interoperability in assessing and mitigating risks in AI will be discussed during the virtual seminar on “Enabling accountability for trustworthy AI”, organized by the Republic of Slovenia, the Slovenian 2021 Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the OECD.

The Future of Living

The Future of Living

No one can predict the future of society in coexistence with machines, but it should beclear that our future will be much more predictable if we responsibly decide todaywhat kind of future we want. You can be part of the reflection on AI together withartists and researchers. Join the debate during our 2-days Symposium The Future of Living on 19 & 20 October 2021 at Bozar, Brussels.

Digitalisation powering environmental protection

Digitalisation powering environmental protection

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 Slovenian Presidency and to provide a basis for continuing and promoting bilateral discussions in the field of AI and sustainable development beyond the Presidency.

Data economy: human-centric approach at the forefront

Data economy: human-centric approach at the forefront

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 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 Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Africa: On Diversity and Representation

The Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Africa: On Diversity and Representation

As the world ushers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) – which is characterized by increasingly blurred lines between the digital, biological, and physical worlds – technologists are coming to grips with the opportunities of emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, and the Internet of Things. These and other emerging technologies offer exciting possibilities; in theory, they might allow us to galvanize unprecedented socio-economic change and democratise access to services such as the internet, education, and healthcare.

IRCAI Launch a success

IRCAI Launch a success

On March 29 and 30 2021, the IRCAI launch event took place. 1083 registered participants from 123 countries attended and were addressed by esteemed speakers on the first day of the event. Participants came from all geographical regions of United Nations: African, Asian-Pacific, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean and Western European states. Non-registered participants were also invited to watch the event via live streaming on YouTube. The launch was created with input from 33 active speakers and panelists.

CAHAI confirms observer status for IRCAI

CAHAI confirms observer status for IRCAI

On December 17th 2020, the Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Council of Europe (CAHAI) decided at its plenary session to grant observer status to organizations that can contribute to the achievement of its objectives. IRCAI expressed interest in becoming an observer and the status was confirmed, so we will participate in CAHAI activities in 2021.

The final act in the establishment of IRCAI

The final act in the establishment of IRCAI

On October 1, 2020 the Government of the Republic of Slovenia received an official notification from UNESCO, confirming that all formalities required to establish the first International Research Center for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI) were completed. With this final act, the agreement on the establishment of IRCAI between the Government of the Republic of Slovenia and UNESCO officially entered into force.

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