AI for Good

Global Summit

Accelerating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

4-8 May 2020

Geneva, Switzerland

Connecting AI innovators with problem owners for sustainable development

We have less than 10 years to solve the SDGs and AI holds great promise. The AI for Good Global Summit is THE leading action-oriented, global & inclusive United Nations platform on AI. The Summit is organized by the ITU with XPRIZE Foundation, in partnership with UN Sister agencies, Switzerland and ACM.

Influential audience

Leading minds in AI, business, government, civil society and international cooperation. Global coverage in world-renowned media.  

Exhibits and Demos

Latest innovations in AI on show, demonstrated by their supporting companies, governments and UN agencies.  

Action oriented

Project pitches by ‘AI Breakthrough Tracks’ mentored by expert audience. Projects aim for global impact in the near term. 

Join the movement

Network with like-minded innovators in search of global impact. Meet your partner for the next wave of innovation in AI. 

2019 United Nations Partners

The Goal

Identify practical applications of AI

Scale solutions for global impact

Accelerate progress towards UN Sustainable Development Goals

A multi-stakeholder, inter-disciplinary approach…



UN Agencies

Civil Society

International Organizations


Watch the 2019 after movie

2019 Summit in numbers

UN Partners

Past Speakers


AI Strategic Advisor to President Macron, Mathematics Field Medal Winner


Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University


Founder and Scientific Director of Mila


Computer Scientist and the technical co-lead of the Ethical Artificial Intelligence Team at Google


Professor, UC-Berkeley

Adjunct Professor, UC-San Francisco


Professor of Computer Science at University of Padova, Italy and IBM AI Ethics Global Leader


Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics

University of Oxford


Director of AI Innovation, Baidu

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solution to showcase in our exhibit floor?

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Scale your Idea. Pitch your start-up!

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“This Summit can help ensure that Artificial Intelligence charts the course that benefits humanity and bolsters our shared values. The United Nations stands ready to be a universal platform for discussion together let us make sure we use AI to enhance human dignity and serve the global goods”

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

“As the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies, ITU is well placed to guide AI innovation towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are providing a neutralplatform for international dialogue aimed at building a common understanding of the capabilities of emerging AI technologies.”

Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU

“Thank you UN ITU & Sponsors for inviting Pittsburgh! The #AIforGood movement is becoming a global movement.”

Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburg

“We are proud to partner with the ITU in organizing this great event. We look forward to furthering the spirit of partnership and collaboration between all members of the global AI community to maximize the ethical use of AI to further collective progress on sustainable development goals.” 

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Theneyan, Deputy Minister of the Technology Industry and Digital Capabilities, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

“Thanks @ITU for an excellent 2018 AI For Good conference and AI For Health Track. New partnerships and momentum springing forwards.” 

Adam Perold, CEO of Element

“The Summit has done a stellar job in enhancing the participants awareness of AI, and more importantly, helped them on the path to generate ideas on how to fulfill the SDGs. I’m looking forward to seeing how these ideas get developed and transform into the solutions we need.”

Neil Sahota, World Wide Business Development Leader at IBM Watson

“The inaugural AGGS proved to organized with the right focus in mind by not only addressing the technical possibilities of AI but, also taking into account the impact on organizations and society in the broadest sense. The food-for-though ideas which came out of the breakthrough sessions proved this.”

Frits Bussemaker​, Chair of Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy (IAID)

“Kay Family Foundation is pleased to partner with the ITU to support the inaugural AI for Good Global Summit. The event was a tremendous success in convening global stakeholders together and enabling the exchanging of perspectives and ideas that led to the generation of actionable ideas. The Foundation looks forward to partnering with ITU again on next year’s event.”

Elim Kay, CEO of the Kay Family Foundation

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Summit Venue

Conference Centre Geneva (CICG)

17 rue de Varembé

CH – 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

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