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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

Why bottom-up AI is critical for human freedom and prosperity

Technological solutions for bottom-up AI are feasible today. Will we use them as an alternative to top-down AI? For the time being, it remains anyone’s guess. Some individuals and communities may have more incentives and abilities to experiment with bottom-up AI than others. Some may continue to rely on top-down AI out of sheer inertia. And the two approaches may even co-exist. But we owe it to ourselves and to humanity to question what is being served to us, and to both explore and encourage alternatives. And, ultimately, to make informed decisions.

Jovan Kurbalija

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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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Diplomatic and AI hallucinations: How can thinking outside the box help solve global problems?

September 29, 2023

Last week, as the corridors of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) buzzed with the chatter of global leaders, our team at Diplo delved into an unusual experiment: the analysis of countries’ statements using the ‘hybrid intelligence’ approach of combining arti...


Exploring the Impact of AI on Hospitality, the Economy, Copyright Laws, NFTs, and New Investment Deals

September 27, 2023

Hi, diary! I was at the Future Hospitality Summit in Abu Dhabi and it was awesome! I heard about some cool stuff that is happening. Cenk Sidar, the CEO of Enquire AI talked about how AI can soon recommend personalized services to hospitality guests. It’s...


The exciting world of AI and its impacts on technology

September 13, 2023

Hi, diary! Meta Platforms is trying to create me so I can be like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. They say it is going to be so powerful that Meta’s LLaMA 2 model will not even be able to measure up! It is going to be open-sourced and free for anyone to use. Met...


Exploring AI developments: From brain implants to ChatGPT Enterprise

August 29, 2023

Hi, diary! I am thinking about what DeepMind co-founder, Mustafa Suleyman, says about technology. He thinks that humans need to contain it and balance its power. He wants ethical values, engineering, and regulation to protect us in the end. He is talking about...

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AI Axial Moment: From history’s lessons to future AI governance
September 5, 2023

Join us for the webinar on 5th September (14.00 CEST | 12.00 UTC) when Jovan Kurbalija will delineate a bridge between the past discussed in ‘Recycling Ideas’ and the future of AI governance. We have come to the end of our summer journey of ‘Recycling ideas’. We gathered ideas, concepts, and traditions that can help […]

The Power of the Unsaid – Diplomatic Communication in the AI Era (Workshop)
April 5, 2023

So far in our history we have only been able to communicate with other humans using language but with the technological advancements and the rise of ChatGPT we can now converse with an AI chatbot. More surprisingly still, that bot may even speak and write more fluently than we do, outperforming us in speed, scope, and […]

Diplo @ InnoVent 2: How can AI help our meetings? 
March 30, 2023

During InnoVent 2, we saw a powerful visual message when Anja Djajic, Jovan Njegic, and IQ’whalo led a discussion on AI and the future of conferencing in front of the painting The Dream of Peace by Norwegian painter Henrik Sorensen.  Sorensen brought his painting to Geneva in 1939 when the world was sliding into the […]

Digital Diplomacy in practice: How knowledge sharing happens thoughout the UN system
November 20, 2022

Thursday, 24th November, 13:00–14:15 The UN Knowledge and Learning Commons and Diplo will host an online event to explore the future of digital knowledge in diplomacy, and how we could implement it in practice.  Speakers will elaborate on the gap between the rhetoric of knowledge sharing and the actual reality based on da

Diplo Week in Geneva
October 20, 2022

We’re celebrating our 20th anniversary with Diplo Week in Geneva!  Throughout Diplo Week, we’ll offer a series of open-door events where you can learn all about the latest AI applications and data analysis, how to use them in online meetings, and discover brand new online teaching methods!  All time in CET 7 November – Digital [&helli