United Nations Activities on Artificial Intelligence (AI) 2021
In this issue
Urgent action is needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. With the potential to drive progress across all 17 SDGs, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help speed and scale interventions for this purpose. Recognizing this, the different bodies, agencies, offices and departments of the UN system have been exploring ways to leverage the potential of AI to drive change and impact across their issue areas.
This Report presents over 200 cases and projects run by the UN system in areas covering all 17 SDGs and ranging from smart agriculture and food systems to transportation, financial services, healthcare and AI solutions to combat COVID-19. It is a tool to further collaboration and build common understanding around emerging AI technologies and solutions.