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Third AI for Good Global Summit - showcasing how to accelerate sustainable development using AI

Posted on 26th April 2019 at 09:28am

The 2019 summit, held from May 28-31 in Geneva, Switzerland will connect Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovators with public and private-sector decision-makers, building collaboration to maximise the impact of 'AI for Good'.

The summit attracts a cross-section of AI experts from industry and academia, global business leaders, Heads of UN agencies, ICT ministers, non-governmental organisations, and civil society

Organised by the International Telecommunication Union (IT​U), the United Nations specialised agency for ICT, in partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery and close to 30 sister United Nations agencies, the Third annual ​AI for Good Global Summit is a 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.

This year’s 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 debates around unintended consequences of AI as well as its relationship with art and culture. A 'learning day' will offer potential adopters an audience with leading AI experts and educators. Over 100 speakers have been confirmed, including Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of Siemens, Cédric Villani, AI advisor to the French President and Jean-Philippe Courtois, President of Global Operations at Microsoft.

A dynamic show floor will demonstrate innovations at the cutting edge of AI research and development, such as the IBM Watson live debater; the Fusion collaborative exoskeleton; RoboRace, the world's first self-driving electric racing car; avatar prototypes, and the ElliQ social robot for the care of the elderly. Summit attendees can also look forward to AI-inspired performances from world-renowned musician, Jojo Mayer, and award-winning vocal and visual artist​, Reeps One.

Media are recommended to register in advance to receive key announcements in the run-up to the summit. Registration for media can be done here. Delegates can register here.

For more information visit the 'AI for Good' website.

 

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