AI and Circular Economy

Goal 12: Sustainable consumption and production patterns

We expresses concern regarding the current pace of exploitation of the Earth, and underline that with the correct use of AI we can change and influence positive human behavior which is the cause of this disaster. The circular economy committee will require cooperation between all stakeholders at all levels of governance and society, including AI experts and domain experts.

Mitja Jermol

Mitja Jermol

UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning, PC Chair in AI and Circular Economy

Mitja Jermol received MSc. in 1996 from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana. In 1996 he became head of the R&D department in DZS Inc., educational publishing division. His interests have been focused on psychology in learning, knowledge management, digital publishing system, multimedia and the ICT in education.

He is head of the Centre for knowledge Transfer at JSI working in the area of eLearning and dissemination and promotion of research results. It operates the VideoLectures.Net website.

He has been involved in 15 FP6 and FP7 projects, among others, FP6 ECOLEAD-IP, SEKT-IP, FP7 COIN-IP, ACTIVE-IP and EURIDICE-IP. Before joining the Institute, Mitja was heading the research group for distance education and eLearning at Slovenian major publishing house. Mitja is was conference chair for “Open Course Ware Consortium” Global Conference 2014 and holds the UNESCO Chair on Open Technologies for OER and Open Learning.


International Research Centre
on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
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Jožef Stefan Institute
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