The Slovenian Presidency will host DigiEduHack, an EIT initiative under the European Commission’s Digital Education Action Plan, led by EIT Climate-KIC and coordinated by Aalto University. This year, the main stage event is hosted by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of European Union in cooperation with the International Research Center on Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI).
The Digital Education Hackathon with Presidency Event on the theme of AI and Education is themed “Solutions for UN Sustainable Goals ” and marks the end of this international marathon of “hacking” and “idea generation” with the aim of providing educational institutions in the EU and worldwide with the notion of Artificial Intelligence.
Hosts from all over Europe and beyond are already applying to participate in this initiative via the official website: https://digieduhack.com/en/.
The main goal of the event is to demystify AI, make it accessible to young students and showcase the power of AI approaches and tools in the hands of young people with a pioneering spirit and attract talent to solve sustainable development challenges. As the field of AI is rapidly evolving and AI skills are needed, this event will lay the foundation for supporting an innovative and responsible attitude towards AI technology. IRCAI will be particularly interested in encouraging active participation from less developed countries, and accordingly the event will be structured with European values in mind.
The main stage event and activities around the world will take place on 9and 10 November. The main stage event, which will provide motivation through inspirational speakers, evening entertainment and presentations by policy makers and experts expressing their support for the new approaches to education, will take place virtually from Ljubljana, Slovenia.