Press Release: AI for Good Global Summit welcomes “new frontier” for sustainable development

Inclusive global dialogue aims to chart a course for AI to benefit all of humanity

Geneva, 07 June 2017  The world’s brightest minds in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and humanitarian action meet with industry leaders and academia at the AI for Good Global Summit, 7-9 June 2017, to discuss how AI will assist global efforts to address poverty, hunger, education, healthcare and the protection of our environment. The event will in parallel explore means to ensure the safe, ethical development of AI, protecting against unintended consequences of advances in AI.

The event is co-organized by ITU and the XPRIZE Foundation, in partnership with 20 other United Nations (UN) agencies, and with the participation of more than 70 leading companies and academic and research institutes.

“Artificial Intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress towards a dignified life, in peace and prosperity, for all people,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. “The time has arrived for all of us – governments, industry and civil society – to consider how AI will affect our future. The AI for Good Global Summit represents the beginnings of our efforts to ensure that AI charts a course that will benefit all of humanity.”

For full text see: https://www.itu.int/en/mediacentre/Pages/2017-PR23.aspx

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