Credit: Digital Learning Hub

The Department of Media, Connectivity and Digital Policy (SMC) has announced that Luxembourg's Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister for Media and Connectivity, Elisabeth Margue, attended the closing conference of the third edition of the “Elements of AI Luxembourg” programme on Friday 7 June 2024.

The conference had taken place from 22 April to 7 June 2024. The “Elements of AI Luxembourg” training is part of the Luxembourg government’s national artificial intelligence (AI) strategy aimed at familiarising at least 1% of the Luxembourg population with the fundamental principles of AI until 2030. To date, 0.5% of the population is currently trained there, Luxembourg’s Ministry of State noted.

This eight-week introductory programme combining online training and in-person support is offered free of charge to participants and has been made possible by a collaboration between “Innovative Initiatives” (an initiative of the SMC), the University of Luxembourg Competence Centre, Luxembourg’s Ministry of Education, Children and Youth, and the University of Luxembourg.

During her speech, minister Margue underlined the importance of ethics and the human factor in the work undertaken to develop the new national AI strategy, while highlighting the impact of technologies and AI on the world of work as well as the importance of basic and advanced digital skills. The minister also highlighted Luxembourg's competitiveness in the factors essential to a country's “AI-Preparedness”, namely: digital infrastructure, connectivity, data centres, labour market policy, innovation and regulation.