Driven by the rapid progress in AI research, we will in the near future see large parts of our lives influenced by Artificial Intelligence (AI). AI innovation will be central to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will help in solving humanity's grand challenges by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on human health, commerce, communications, transportation, migration and more. It is therefore important that all stakeholders work together to evaluate the opportunities presented by AI, ensuring that AI benefits all of humanity.
In this context, Keynote Stephen Ibaraki, Social Entrepreneur and Futurist and Member of the AI for Good Programme Committee, will provide an overview of the recent trends in AI technology, challenges and opportunities, while highlighting the great promise that AI holds for advancing the SDGs. With session introduction/moderation by ITU-T Deputy Director, Reinhard Scholl, Fred Werner, ITU-T Head of Communications will co-moderate and also update delegates on preparation for the 2nd AI for Good Global Summit being organized by ITU, in cooperation with various UN-related bodies, in Geneva on 15-17 May 2018.
The briefing will also provide an update on the preparation of the the 2nd edition of the AI for Good Global Summit will be organized by ITU in Geneva on 15-17 May 2018, in partnership with XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and sister United Nations agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNIDO, Global Pulse, UNICRI, UNODA, UNIDIR, UNODC, WFP, IFAD, UNAIDS, ILO, UNOPs and WIPO.
The AI for Good series is the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on AI. The action-oriented 2018 summit will identify practical applications of AI and supporting strategies to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet. The summit will continue to formulate strategies to ensure trusted, safe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits.
For more info on the Summit, please visit: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/2018/Pages/default.aspx