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Slovenia co-launching global AI initiative


The international initiative will aim at closing the gap between theory and practice by supporting state-of-the-art research, pilot projects and top-priority AI efforts, said the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport on Monday.

The initiative will bring together experts from various fields in cooperation with international organisations and partners. The task forces will focus on four subjects; responsible AI, data management, the future of work, and innovations and commercialisation.

In the short run, the experts will try to come up with ways how to respond more effectively to the Covid-19 epidemic using AI and accelerate recovery. Nine Slovenian AI experts will participate in the efforts.

Being part of the project means that Slovenia will be able to present its know-how and AI research spanning 40 years, Foreign Minister An┼że Logar commented on the developments today.

The partnership's secretariat will be hosted at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) headquarters in Paris, whereas two research centres will be seated in Montreal and Paris.

The centres will support relevant projects and map out annual plenaries of the multi-stakeholder experts group - the first such meeting is to be held in Canada in December 2020.

Apart from Slovenia, the founding members are Australia, France, India, Italy, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Germany, New Zealand, South Korea, Singapore, the UK, the US and the EU. They have committed themselves to the responsible and human-centric development and use of AI.


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