The International Telecommunications Union’s organized 3rd Artificial Intelligence Summit will showcase how AI will accelerate sustainable development.
ITU, a specialized agency for information and communication technology (ICT) and an arm of the United Nations, said the summit scheduled for next month in Geneva will look at how Artificial Intelligence (AI) taken giant leaps forward in recent years, inspiring growing confidence in the 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,” ITU said in an email message.
The summit is organized in partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and close to 30 sisters United Nations agencies. The 3rd annual AI for Good Global Summit 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 attracts a cross-section of AI experts from industry and academia, global business leaders, Heads of UN agencies, ICT ministers, non-governmental organizations, and civil society.
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 interdisciplinary 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 the 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 a debate around unintended consequences of AI as well as AI’s relationship with art and culture. A ‘learning day’ will offer potential AI adopters an audience with leading AI experts and educators.