“When artificial intelligence started becoming more than just a science fiction buzzword, Slovenia was one of the first countries to embrace it — as far back as the early 1970s. The investment continues to this day, and the Financial Times reports that Slovenia and the Czech Republic both continue to spend as much on research and innovation as other larger western European countries.

As a result of its dedication to the field, Slovenian AI research has achieved international attention. Many projects involve collaborations with organizations and nations around the world. The Event Registry is an example of an entirely Slovenian project developed with the aid of European funding. The tool is a system that analyzes more than 100,000 text news sources in various languages to track how news spreads from one location to the rest of the globe, including story development and the context in which the news is mentioned.” (Forbes)