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AI for Good in action across Asia

Artificial Intelligence | Environment & Climate change | Innovation & Creativity

Next week members of the AI for Good team are headed to Seoul, Korea and Tokyo, Japan for two events highlighting work on AI for Good on sustainable development relevant to the Asian region.


The event promoting Free and Open Source Software FOSS4G-Asia, organized by Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Korean Society of Geospatial Information Science, and Open Source Geospatial Foundation, is a leading conference bringing together academia, private sector and students from across the Asia and the world to discuss on the use of Free/Libre and Open Source Software for Geoinformatics (FOSS4G) in the areas related to land management and use of IoT and AI towards the SDGs.


AI for Good has been actively involved in GeoAI activities, including running a series of global challenges on AI and Machine Learning using Earth Observation data to better understand air pollution, land mapping, and other key environmental challenges. It has also been used to map school connectivity – showing how AI can help bridge the digital divide.


The AI for Good head of Strategic Engagement, Fred Werner, is delivering the keynote of the conference presenting on “AI X Geospatial for Good: The time is now!” on Wednesday 29 November at 10:00-11:30 AM Local Time. You can register here and learn more about the conference.


In addition, the team is heading to one of the largest robot exhibitions in the world. The 25th edition of iREX / 国際ロボット展 (International Robot Exhibition) 2023, is under the theme “Sustainable Societies Through Robotics.” AI for Good will highlight how the SDGs can be achieved through the coexistence and cooperation of humans and robots. You will find us on exhibition floor at the AI for Good booth (stand number E7-08).


The AI for Good Robotics Coordinator, Guillem Martinez is speaking in the Session “Advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with AI-powered robots” on Thursday 30 November at 12:30 PM Local Time. You can learn more here. If you would like to connect with the team to learn more, be sure to send us an email ai[at] for meeting opportunities or connect with Guillem on LinkedIn here and Fred here.

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