At an online event on 1 February, the Elan company of Begunje showcased its new innovative product: Elan Voyager, the first fully functional folding all-mountain carving skis in the world. Elan is certain that this is a global innovation. These new skis, which facilitate user access to the slopes, will also change the future of skiing.
»Elan Voyager is not only a new ski but represents a completely different approach to a day of skiing. It’s an exceptional innovation from various aspects,« said Leon Korošec, Director of Elan’s Winter-Sport Division. He went on to say that this product changes the way users view their ski equipment. Voyager facilitates access to the snowy slopes as these skis can be simply and efficiently folded into a compact bag.
One important topic related to this is digitalisation. This in turn has brought many new challenges, and at the given moment we are faced with both its advantages and disadvantages. Marko Grobelnik is a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Jožef Štefan Institute in Ljubljana and the digital ambassador of Slovenia. In recent years he has cooperated intensively with international organisations, such as the OECD, the Council of Europe, the GPAI and the European Commission, with regard to the future regulation of artificial intelligence.
Composer Jakob Jež, painter Zoran Mušič and author Marjan Rožanc are the artists who received the 1991 Prešeren Award for lifetime achievement. The creations of these top-notch artists have permanently enriched the Slovenian cultural landscape. Their contributions to the Slovenian cultural heritage have been further highlighted in the three decades since. On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Slovenia's independence, we will once again remember the Prešeren Award winners from this turning point in the history of Slovenian culture and society.