Connecting AI innovators with problem owners for sustainable development

The AI for Good Global Summit is THE leading United Nations platform for global and inclusive dialogue on AI. The Summit is hosted each year in Geneva by the ITU in partnership with UN Sister agencies, XPRIZE Foundation 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. 

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

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A multi-stakeholder, inter-disciplinary approach…

Government

Industry

UN Agencies

Civil Society

International Organizations

Academia

A multi-stakeholder, inter-disciplinary approach…

Government – Industry – UN Agencies

Civil Society – Intl. Organizations – Academia

SUMMIT GOALS

Connect AI innovators with problem owners, to identify practical applications of AI to accelerate progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Ensure trustedsafe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits

UNITED NATIONS PARTNERS

2019 UN PARTNERS

2019 SPEAKERS

RAY KURZWEIL

*virtual presentation

Best-selling author, futurist, inventor

ANOUSHEH ANSARI

CEO, XPRIZE, Space Ambassador; first 

female private space explorer

VICKI HANSON

CEO, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

JEAN-PHILIPPE COURTOIS

Executive VP and President, Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations

JOANN STONIER

Chief Data Officer Mastercard

JIM HAGEMANN SNABE

Chairman of the Board, Siemens

CÉCILE CABANIS

EVP, CFO, Information Systems, Procurement and Strategic Resources Cycles, Member of the Board of Directors of Danone

CEDRIC VILLANI

AI Strategic Advisor to President Macron, Mathematics Fields Medal Winner

TIMNIT GEBRU 

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

YAN HUANG

Director of AI Innovation, Baidu

VLADIMIR KRAMNIK

World Chess Champion

YVES DACCORD

Director-General, International Committee of the

Red Cross

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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

“WikiOmni-Word4App were honored to support the ITU XPRIZE AI for Good Global Summit held in partnership with 20 UN Agencies. This inaugural event was very powerful bringing global stakeholders together and having them exchange their perspectives on AI and its potential to impact the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I want to say a personal thank you to Secretary General Mr Zhao. We believe knowledge is power and AI maximizes that power. We will continue to support your future efforts in every way that we can.”

John Chen, Founder WikiOmni & Word4App

“In my over 40 years of conferences, symposia, and summits, the UN AI for Good Global Summit is top of my list on the most important, impactful, and engaging events ever. Bringing together a broad spectrum of stakeholders is critical to the development of a path for AI that reflects and positively impacts the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Technology, on its own, will not show the way. Through its visionary leadership, the ITU has started us on a critical journey. I look forward to subsequent events moving us to the ultimate destination.”

Dave O’Leary, Founding CTO and Board Director WikiOmni

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