3rd AI for Good Global Summit to showcase how AI will accelerate sustainable development


The Artificial Intelligence, AI, h​as 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 the planet.

Organised by the International Telecommunication Union, IT​U, – the United Nations specialised 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, May 28-31, 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​​.​

WHAT: 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 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. A ‘learning day’ will offer potential AI adopters an audience with leading AI experts and educators.

WHEN: May 28-31, 2019

WHERE: International Conference Centre Geneva, 17 Rue de Varembé, Geneva, Switzerland

WHO: Over 100 speakers have been confirmed to date, including:

Jim Hagemann Snabe – the chairman, Siemens​​

Cédric Villani – AI advisor to the president of France, and Mathematics Fields Medal Winner

Jean-Philippe Courtois – the president of Global Operations, Microsoft

Anousheh Ansari – the CEO, XPRIZE Foundation, Space Ambassador

Yves Daccord – the director general, International Committee of the Red Cross

Yan Huang – the director AI Innovation, Baidu

Timnit Gebru – the head of AI Ethics, Google

Vladimir Kramnik – the World Chess champion

Vicki Hanson – the CEO, ACM

Zoubin Ghahramani – the chief scientist, Uber, and professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Lucas di Grassi – Formula E World Racing Champion, CEO of Roborace…





– Mar. 22, 2019 @ 03:20 GMT |


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