Reports  |    |  January 15, 2018

Artificial Intelligence for Global Good

Report published ITU News. Articles reviewing the impact of the First Annual AI for Good Global Summit held in Geneva, Switzerland in 2017 and expectations for the upcoming 2018 Summit. 46 pages.


A global dialogue on AI’s potential for good ITU News spoke to Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, to discuss the motivations behind the AI for Good series and how AI will come to influence ITU’s work.

The 2017 AI for Good Global Summit was the first event to initiate global dialogue on AI’s potential to act as a force for good. While the 2017 summit sparked the first ever inclusive global dialogue on beneficial AI, the action-oriented 2018 summit will focus on impactful artificial intellingence solutions able to yield longterm benefits.

Could you give us a brief introduction to the AI for Good series of summits?

CL — The AI for Good series is the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on beneficial AI. The Summit is organized by ITU in partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and more than 25 sister United Nations (UN) agencies.

AI presents unprecedented opportunities to eradicate hunger, end poverty and reverse the degradation of our natural environment. The AI for Good series aims to inspire innovation by highlighting the extraordinary possibilities soon to be within reach thanks to the accelerating progress of AI. [ . . . ]