Santa Claus sends a message to Croatia

Santa Claus sends a message to Croatia

Good news from Croatia has reached the Arctic Circle. The Ambassador of Christmas, Santa Claus (or Joulupukki as we say in Finland) has heard that Croatia is breaking records in the #AIChallenge which is a sustainable gift from Finnish friends. In just one month, over 13,500 people have signed up for a free online education Elements of AI that explains the basics of artificial intelligence (AI) in the Croatian language. In his video greeting, Santa says the world is constantly changing and it is important to keep up with this change. Santa believes that new technology, for example, is nothing to be afraid of. “It is not our future, it is already here.”

 

 

In his video greeting to Croatia, Santa says the world is constantly changing and it is important to keep up with this change. Santa believes that new technology, for example, is nothing to be afraid of. “It is not our future, it is already here.” At the end of the video greeting, Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas from his office in Rovaniemi, Finland.

A year ago, at the end of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Finnish Government gave a sustainable Christmas gift to all European citizens – the Elements of AI, a free online course in the basics of artificial intelligence designed by the University of Helsinki and Reaktor, a Finnish technology company. The aim is to encourage everyone, regardless of age, profession or educational background, to learn the basics of AI and strengthen the digital competence of EU citizens. The Croatian language version was launched a month ago and today, over 13,500 Croatian citizens have already signed up.

“In the age of digital transformation, we all need new skills. Together, countries like Finland and Croatia can be at the forefront of change if we continue to educate ourselves”, says Ambassador of Finland to Croatia, Risto Piipponen.  There is a lot of talk about AI but there is not enough knowledge about it. This course aims to change that.

The Embassy of Finland in Zagreb wants to thank the dynamic and future-driven partners that contributed to this project's success: CroAI, University of Zagreb404 agency – and Croatian public for accepting the gift with such an enthusiasm, interest and joy”, said Ambassador Piipponen.

HYVÄÄ JOULUA - GOD JUL - MERRY CHRISTMAS - SRETAN BOŽIĆ!