Originally posted on April 15, 2020.
Mark Minevich explains Slovenia’s pioneering AI technology in Forbes, writing (abridged):
Slovenia has positioned itself as a true AI powerhouse––a maverick that has been crowned king of global artificial intelligence endeavors.
AI technologies, such as neural networks, data modeling, statistical analysis and prioritized the education of said technologies across academic institutions everywhere. Slovenia became an academic beacon of AI, championing personalities such as Ivan Bratko, professor of computer science at the University of Ljubljana, who is considered to be the Slovenian father of AI, and was one of the founders and chairman of the Slovenian AI Society.
Minds like Bratko’s, in addition to Ljubljana serving as the beating heart of research in Yugoslavia, meant that upon the Republic’s breakup, Slovenia was already poised to become a true center of innovation––and indeed, it did. Today, the JSI has transformed into the top AI research facility on Earth.
As a result of Slovenia’s innovation and focus on the human-centric approach of the future digital society, in early 2020.
Below is an image that showcases 5D visualization of AI evolution from 1980 to present day. Lastly, CoronavirusWatch (which is also used by the OECD), is referenced by thousands of people everywhere, and can prompt both public and private entities to push the bounds of AI in an attempt to formulate innovative Coronavirus solutions.
Slovenia’s novel approach towards situational awareness is to extend it to the realm of mapping social dynamics, a type of model that artificial intelligence is only beginning to scratch the surface of.
From the early decades of the 20th century, Slovenia’s history has primed the nation to become an AI pioneer and has greatly accelerated global progress in artificial intelligence solutions..
If a mostly unknown nation of just two million strong is capable of positioning itself as an AI powerhouse, so too can other countries.