ITU to Host Event on Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken giant leaps forward in recent years, inspiring growing confidence in AI’s ability to assist in solving some of humanity’s greatest challenges.
Leaders in AI and humanitarian action are convening on the neutral platform offered by the United Nations to work towards AI improving the quality and sustainability of life on our planet.
Organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT) – in partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and close to 30 sister United Nations agencies, the 3rd annual AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, 28-31 May, is the leading United Nations platform for inclusive dialogue on AI.
The goal of the summit is to identify practical applications of AI to accelerate progress towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The summit is designed to generate ‘AI for Good’ projects able to be enacted in the near term, guided by the summit’s multi-stakeholder and inter-disciplinary audience. It also formulates supporting strategies to ensure trusted, safe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits.
The 2019 summit will highlight AI’s value in advancing education, healthcare, and wellbeing, social and economic equality, space research, and smart and safe mobility. It will propose actions to assist high-potential AI solutions in achieving global scale.
It will host debate around unintended consequences of AI as well as AI’s relationship with art and culture. And a ‘learning day’ will offer potential AI adopters an audience with leading AI experts and educators.
The summit will also feature an invitation only gathering of AI experts and researchers on 27 May, with the aim of furthering fundamental AI research, developing new methods that will define future of AI development.