Data economy: human-centric approach at the forefront

Published on September 21, 2021
World Series Events on Artificial Intelligence Event in Geneva

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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 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 second event in this series is scheduled for September 22 online. Registration is free and can be done through this link:

The theme of this event is the “Data economy: human-centric approach at the forefront” scheduled for Wednesday 22 September online.

The European Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Switzerland to the UN in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva in capacity as Presidency of the Council of the EU, and the Geneva Internet Platform invite you to a series of dialogues – From Geneva: Reflections on digital future – on issues of importance for the Geneva and global audiences. Linked to International Geneva as a global digital policy hub, the dialogues focus on priority issues around current developments, including the recent process of the UN Secretary’s General Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.

The new data age has just begun. How we use data today will set the direction for our digital future. To inspire organisations to create value and make a positive contribution to shaping the future of society, we are looking at the data economy – what it means for countries, businesses and citizens. In the spirit of the human-centric approach, privacy protection and data governance practises should not hinder innovation and economic growth.

The following questions will be explored:

– Rethinking the data supply chain: how to provide a trusted, fair, and innovative data economy;

– How to approach a perceived trade-off between the data potential and the protection of individual rights?

– Engaging citizens: How can we move from users to becoming active digital citizens?

– What roles for governments, civil society and the private sector?



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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