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Diplo at AI for Good Gobal Summit

31 May 2019 -

Geneva, Switzerland

Event description

The ‘AI for Good Global Summit 2019’ will be held on 28-31 May 2019 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event identifies the leading UN platform for dialogue on artificial intelligence (AI). It is organised by the ITU, in partnership with XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and other UN agencies. Under the theme ‘Accelerating progess towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)’ the summit aims to identify practical applications of AI and supporting strategies to improve the quality and sustainability of life on the planet.

DiploFoundation will be organising a workshop on Friday 31st May from 14:00 – 14:45, on ‘National AI strategies and sustainable development: Taking the next steps towards AI for Good by DiploFoundation’ in Room 16, Level -1, International Conference Centre Geneva, Rue de Varembé 13, 1202 Geneva, Switzerland.

This session engages in a productive discussion on existing national strategies for artificial intelligence. A number of countries have developed or are developing national AI strategies that highlight areas of comparative advantage, areas of national priority, and potential scope for international cooperation. In our discussion, we focus on aspects of sustainable development and ask: what is already in place, what is missing, and what adjustments do we recommend to harness the potential of AI for sustainable development? After initial input from the session organisers, smaller discussion groups will develop their perspectives, keeping regional and local contexts and needs in mind. At the end of the session, we will have produced a list of key points and recommendations that will further the discussion around national AI strategies and country policies with a focus on sustainable development and AI for Good.


  • Katharina E Höne, Senior lecturer, researcher, and project manager, DiploFoundation
  • Marília Maciel, Digital policy senior researcher, DiploFoundation

To consult the programme and for more information, visit the event website.