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29 APR 2024

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5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


Cantersteen 16, 1000 Brussels


Jan Tobias Muehlberg

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Sustainable AI, Sustainable ICT, Sustainable Societies: When does Green Tech Enable Systemic Change?


Join us for an exciting evening of networking and discussions on sustainability and greentech at our AI Happy Hour event! This in-person event will take place on Monday 29 April at 17:30 in the FARI Test and Experience Center (Cantersteen 16, 1000 Brussels).

For this session, Jan Tobias Muehlberg – ULB, Ecole Polytechnique, Belgium – will challenge the prevailing narrative of decarbonization focusing solely on technical solutions and discuss giving greater consideration of industrial policy and technology governance to address ecological collapse.

Description: “The narrative towards decarbonising industries and society in the Global North involves renewable energy, smarter grids, smarter consumers. If everything becomes really smart and connected, we can optimise processes and engineer ourselves out of the ecological collapse. In my intervention I will question this narrative and propose to put questions around industrial policy and technology governance above technical solutions.”

Is this for you? Administrators, industry professionals and AI enthusiasts are invited to join this session.

A balanced mix of learning and relaxation – Attendees will have the opportunity to delve into sustainable digitalisation with Jan, followed by a casual happy hour with snacks and beverages!

This event is free to attend, but registration is compulsory.


Jan Tobias Muehlberg

Jan Tobias Muehlberg works as a professor at Université libre de BruxellesÉcole polytechnique (BE). He researches topics involving privacy, safety and security of information and communication systems, with particular interest in dependable embedded systems and secure critical ICT infrastructures, and in interdisciplinary research on questions around the responsible and sustainable development and use of ICTs. Jan Tobias is specifically interested in societal aspects of security and privacy in dependable systems, in trusted execution environments, and in security architectures for safety-critical embedded systems. Before joining ULB, Jan Tobias worked as a research manager at KU Leuven (BE), a researcher at the University of Bamberg (DE), obtained a Ph.D. from the University of York (UK) and worked as a researcher at the University of Applied Sciences in Brandenburg (DE), where he also acquired his Master’s degree in Computer Science.


About the AI Happy Hours

The FARI AI Happy Hours are workshop sessions that will be held every last Monday of the month, starting at 17:30 pm and finishing at 19:00 pm. These sessions will provide an appetizer of what Al, data and robotics has to offer, how it can benefit citizens, administrators & companies in day-to-day life and how to safeguard sustainability, compliance and responsible use of these technologies.


This event is organized by FARI – AI for the Common Good Institute, with the support of The participants list will be shared with



About is the new European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) in Brussels, created with the support of the European Commission, Innoviris, and, and coordinated by Sirris, Agoria, BeCentral, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), and Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB). Our mission is to be the single point of access for companies to sustainable digital innovation with a focus on AI and other emerging technologies.