lighting, Diplomacy

Open Source (generative) AI for Public Services Innovation

18 January 2024


Event description

Dr Jovan Kurbalija (Executive Director, Diplo; Head, Geneva Internet Platform) will participate in the event Open Source (generative) AI for Public Services Innovation organised by ITU’s AI for Good initiative.

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2024
Time: 14:00-15:15 (CET)

About this event:

With the recent advances in AI, and in particular generative AI, there is a growing interest from the public sector to invest in AI to facilitate and improve public services. AI usages in the public sector span from simple redundant task automation, to more advanced chatbots to serve citizens and to decision support tools to improve public policies, investment and services.  

With less than 10 years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), AI holds great promise in supporting better country public services. ITU is actively contributing to raising awareness and providing education and training on the potential uses and risks of AI in public services to help countries build capacities and move forward. Under the patronage of its EU-funded Open Source Ecosystem Enablement (OSEE) project, this webinar will discuss the compelling requirements of trustable, auditable and equitable AI-based public services. 

The invited panelists will discuss the impact of (open source) AI on SDG 4, SDG 8 and SDG 9. A particular focus will be set on the SDG 9 target 9.5 on the upgrading of technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, and 9.b domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries. 

This live event includes a 15-minute networking event hosted on the AI for Good Neural Network. This is your opportunity to ask questions, interact with the panelists and participants and build connections with the AI for Good community.

To register, visit the ITU’s AI for Good event page.