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humAInism explores what AI can do for humanity and how humanity can best be served by it.

As AI has become integral to our lives, vital questions demand immediate answers. Will machines replace us? Can we harness AI’s benefits while mitigating its drawbacks? Who holds the reins of AI governance and policy-making?

At Diplo, we delve into these pivotal inquiries through our research, training, events, software development, and the arts. Guided by our belief that humans should remain at the core of AI utilisation and progress, we present you humAInism — a name that echoes our commitment to shaping a future where AI empowers, rather than endangers, humanity.


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AI governance

Exploring the political, economic, and societal governance of AI. Monitoring governance processes at national, regional, and global levels.

AI diplomacy

Looking at the impact of AI on reporting, negotiations, forecasting, and other diplomatic functions. Applying theory in practice by developing practical tools for AI diplomacy.

AI technology

Developing DiploGPT and other AI tools. Experimenting with bottom-up AI through the use of high-quality ‘small data’.

AI & Philosophy

The philosophical considerations of AI’s impact on humanity are complex and multifaceted. Ethical frameworks, human agency, socio-economic implications, and existential risks require critical examination.

AI & Linguistics

We must ensure AI’s ethical and unbiased use in linguistic applications, as it shapes how we communicate and understand language.

AI & Art

AI has expanded the horizons of creative expression, pushing artists and audiences to rethink traditional notions of art, creativity, and authorship.

In focus

AI and Digital @ WEF 2024 in Davos

Traditionally, AI and digital play a prominent role at the WEF Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters. This year, WEF will take place on 15-19 January with the main theme ‘Rebuilding Trust’.

Digital Watch Observatory and Diplo are reporting from all publicly broadcasted sessions on AI and digital technologies.

15-19 January 2024, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

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AI and data tools


DiploAI is a sophisticated, domain-specific artificial intelligence solution designed to exploit the capabilities of advanced natural language processing technologies.

DiploAI combines state-of-the-art speech-to-text, information retrieval, text generation, and text-to-voice models – both proprietary and open-sourced – to create a specialised, high-performance tool for diplomatic use cases. Utilising cutting-edge fine-tuning methodologies, DiploAI is refined by incorporating the knowledge of subject-matter experts in diplomacy and linguistics, which enables the adaptation of large language models for optimal efficacy in diplomatic scenarios.

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AI and Digital in 2023: From a winter of excitement to an autumn of clarity

December 28, 2023

You can consult the main trends in digital governance and diplomacy for 2023....


Four seasons of AI:  From excitement to clarity in the first year of ChatGPT

November 30, 2023

ChatGPT was launched by OpenAI on the last day of November in 2022. It triggered a lot of excitement. Over the last 12 months, the winter of AI excitement was followed by the spring of metaphors, the summer of reflections, and the current autumn of clarity. O...


How can legal wisdom from 19th-century Montenegro and Valtazar Bogišić help AI regulation

November 23, 2023

Our quest for effective AI governance can be informed by legal wisdom of Valtazar Bogisic, drafter of the Montenegrin civil code (1888)...


How can we deal with AI risks?

November 8, 2023

Clarity in dealing with ‘known’ and transparency in addressing ‘unknown’ AI risks In the fervent discourse on AI governance, there’s an oversized focus on the risks from future AI, compared to more immediate issues: we’re warned about the risk of e...

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The impact of AI on data collection, exploitation, protection, and privacy in Africa
January 17, 2024

The rapid advancement of AI technologies has brought about transformative changes in various sectors globally. In Africa, where the adoption of digital technologies is on the rise, the impact of AI on data collection, exploitation, protection, and privacy is becoming increasingly significant. The webinar will explore the multifaceted implications of AI use i

2023 Diplo Days in Geneva
December 4, 2023

Join us for a wide range of sessions and discussions on AI and digital technologies between 4 and 8 November 2023 during UNCTAD’s eWeek! On 7 December (17.00 – 20.00) at Diplo’s Evening, you can learn more about our AI activities and plans for 2024 while enjoying an end-of-year get-together with our alumni, lectuers, and […]

Geneva AI Community launch
November 23, 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI) is at the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. International Geneva is not unfamiliar with this phenomenon: According to the UN Activities on AI (UNACT) 2022 report, all 15 Geneva-based UN entities have conducted research, hosted conferences, or engaged in working groups to examine the impact of AI on their own activities. [&he

Policy Meets Tech: Artificial intelligence
November 21, 2023

The second event in the ‘Policy meets tech’ series will be dedicated to artificial intelligence. It will focus on unpacking AI technology and discussing its policy implications. The event will offer participants the opportunity to understand the inner workings of neural networks, machine learning, and the foundational technologies that

4th AI Policy Summit
November 3, 2023

In a world shaped every day by technological developments, it is of utmost importance to discuss what roles these technologies should play in society. The 4th AI Policy Summit continues the multi-stakeholder dialogue with leading experts in exploring the use of public policy and societal engagement to capture the benefits of artificial intelligence, minimize