In order to understand and take advantage of opportunities in AI nad SDGs, Slovenia is supporting NAIXUS, a multi-stakeholder initiative which aims to bridge the gap between AI and Sustainable Development by supporting cutting-edge research and applied activities on SDGs-related priorities via a Network of connected research centers and companies around the world.

The Network is focused on R&D and is complementary to all existing international initiatives currently in place, including the UN framework and its initiatives. Additional encouragement for this step also comes from the UN General Assembly A/RES/76/213 “Science, technology and innovation for sustainable development”.

Adopted on 17 December 2021, among others encouraging all stakeholders in an effort to prepare for existing and future opportunities and challenges presented by technological change, including the fourth industrial revolution, among others, to explore ways and means of conducting inclusive national, regional and international technology assessment and foresight exercises on existing, new and emerging technologies to help to evaluate their development potential and mitigate possible negative effects and risks.