AI in training and education: Launch of Diplo AI Campus

21 March 2024


Event summary

Integrating AI in education promises transformative benefits, revolutionising teaching methodologies and enhancing learning experiences. AI-enabled education equips students with essential skills for future career success and beyond by fostering collaboration, critical thinking, and adaptability.

Trainers and educators are urged to embrace a proactive role in utilising AI in education and training. This bottom-up approach emphasises personal ownership and customisation of AI tools based on individual expertise and experience. It involves building verified resource databases to develop specific AI-assisted tools tailored to various fields.

Embracing AI in education entails honing prompting skills to effectively interact with AI tools using human language, thereby enhancing daily work processes without necessitating additional technical or programming knowledge. This approach fosters a practical, problem-solving learning environment that encourages student engagement, critical thinking, and skill development, mirroring the Socratic dialogue approach.

In the context of Diplo's collaborative learning approach, AI serves as a facilitator rather than a replacement for human interaction. Additionally, AI-powered exercises prioritise practical engagement over memorisation, promoting cognitive skill development and deepening understanding.

Student support mechanisms, including course coordinators and AI-generated weekly discussion summaries, enhance learning outcomes and participant satisfaction. The integration of AI streamlines administrative tasks, allowing instructors to focus on facilitating meaningful interactions and knowledge dissemination.

Event description

Time: 12:30–14:00 CET

Diplo gathered Geneva’s pedagogical and training community to discuss an impact of AI on learning. Diplo’s team presented experience in running a hybrid pedagogical approach, combining traditional teaching methods with cutting-edge AI training. Diplo AI Campus was also launched.

Pre-Event Announcement

ChatGPT took the world by storm in late 2022, mostly due to media coverage filled with titles announcing the ‘end of the world as we know it’ and grim predictions about the implications of AI for the future of humanity. 

While the tech community was well aware of the existence of large language models (LLMs), fundamental to the vast majority of generative AI tools, in 2023, these models also caught the attention of non-technical professionals. We were suddenly faced with a tool that did not require any specific knowledge or skills, yet could still outperform us in speed, scope, and variety. This sparked questions on the dynamics of the human-tech relationship – from authorship to manipulation, and from job redundancy to ethics.

In 2024, the hype surrounding ChatGPT and similar AI tools seems to be slowly fading, yet the underlying question remains equally important: How, and to what extent, can we use AI in our daily work?

If you are interested in mastering the use of AI tools in training and education, join us in Geneva on Thursday, 21st March, 12:30–14:00 CET, for the launch of Diplo’s AI Campus and a follow-up discussion that will focus on preparing ourselves, our diplomatic services, and our organisations for the AI transition. 

Who should attend?

  • Training and human resource specialists
  • Curriculum experts from diplomatic academies and institutes
  • Managers and planners of organisational changes
  • All those who are interested in gaining the skills and knowledge needed for the AI transition

The registration for this event is now closed. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mr Andrej Skrinjaric at for further information.

Diplo’s AI Campus is a training programme that focuses on preparing individuals, diplomatic services, and organisations for the AI transition. The courses on offer are  organised in 5 main learning clusters:

  1. AI basics: What lies under the bonnet? How does this new technology work, and what are its advantages and shortcomings?
  2. Philosophy of AI: What are the implications of the development of this technology for humanity?
  3. Practice of AI: How to best ‘communicate’ with AI to make it work for us? How can we capitalise on the advantages it offers, and how can we correct and improve it for our own purposes?
  4. AI in diplomacy: How can we use AI tools to help us with negotiations, reporting, and policy analysis? Can it also be used for anticipating future developments?
  5. AI governance: Can AI be governed and by whom? What are the main AI governance challenges and existing international initiatives in this field?

Diplo experts and lecturers will also present a hybrid pedagogical approach, combining traditional teaching methods with cutting-edge AI training, aimed at capacity development for your diplomatic services and international organisations.