The future will see large parts of our lives influenced by
Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Machines can execute repetitive tasks with complete precision, and with recent advances in AI, machines are gaining the ability to learn, improve and make calculated decisions in ways that will enable them to perform tasks previously thought to rely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuity.
AI innovation will be central to the achievement of the United Nations'
Sustainable Development Goals
(SDGs) by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on sentiment behavior, human health, commerce, communications, migration and more.
ITU will provide a neutral platform for government, industry and academia to build a common understanding of the capabilities of emerging AI technologies and consequent needs for technical standardization and policy guidance.
As part of emeging ICT trends programme, ITU will organize briefings on the topic of “Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Good” on:
- 20 April 2017, from 13:15 to 14:45 in Conference Room 12, UN Headquarters, New York.
- 5 May 2017, from 15:00 to 16:30, in Room C, ITU Headquarters, Geneva
ITU has also signed a partnership with the XPRIZE, a 5 million USD competition that aims to accelerate the development of scalable AI solutions to address the greatest challenges of the 21st century. ITU will draw on its global network of ICT experts to propose judges for the XPRIZE scientific advisory board, in addition assisting in the proposition of datasets, test environments and other resources to aid the research of XPRIZE entrants.
ITU has created a
new LinkedIn group for debate on cutting-edge AI technologies and related ICT applications and services, with the aim of promoting discussion on the future course of AI innovation and its implications for technical standardization and governance.
Click here to
join the ITU Artificial Intelligence discussion group.