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Global Initiative on AI and Data Commons

​​​​​​​​​​The Global Initiative on AI and Data Commons is a program and collaborative platform to support the ​implementation of beneficial AI based solutions to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

The overall goal of the Global Initiative is to maximize collaboration in order to:
The initiative brings together AI specialists and data owners from industry, academia, member states, UN agencies and civil society to develop knowledge, specifications and guidelines to scale AI solutions with the help of shared datasets, testing and simulation environments, collaborative sandboxes, AI models and associated software, data discoverability and storage and computing resources.

Participation in the Global Initiative is free and open to all interested parties from countries that are a member of ITU.

Find out more about the Initiative, its Working Groups and Projects and complete this form to ​express your ​interest! ​​​​​​​

Global Data Pledge

Data is old news, or is it?

After decades of global efforts of handling and sharing data, are we that far along?
The current pandemic and other world crises underscore the need for our improved response to humanity’s greatest challenges. AI and Data have the potential to h​elp us identify and develop solutions to address these challenges.

Open data charters have established principles around sharing ​data and its usage by anyone, anywhere.
However, our ability to act is impacted by how we can collectively make data available when it matters. If you want to help change this, your active participation is welcome.

The Global Data Pledge is a key step in addressing these issues. Under the Global Initiative on AI and Data Commons, the mission of the Global Data Pledge is to help identify, help support and make available data as a common global resource.

Join the launch of the Pledge on 16 July 2020 at 17:30 CEST.​​ 
Missed the webinar? Join the Global Data Pledge here​.