XPRIZE Foundation, in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a United Nations (UN) specialized agency, are co-hosting the inaugural AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, June 7—9, 2017.

The summit, aims to accelerate the development and democratization of AI solutions to address global challenges such as poverty, hunger, health, education, democracy and equality and the protection of our environment.  As the first in a series of annual conferences, the AI for Good Summit, will convene the AI community, UN agencies including UNIDO, UNICRI, OHCHR UNICEF and other NGOs, to discuss and explore the latest in AI development and its future implications to ensure that AI benefits all of humanity.

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Driven by the rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, intelligent machines are gaining the ability to learn, improve and make calculated decisions in ways that will enable them to perform tasks previously thought to rely solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuity. As a result, we will in the near future see large parts of our lives influenced by AI. 

AI innovation will also be central to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will help solving humanity’s grand challenges by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on sentiment behavior, human health, commerce, communications, migration and more.

With large parts of our lives being influenced by AI, it is critical that government, industry, academia and civil society work together to evaluate the opportunities presented by AI, ensuring that AI benefits all of humanity.  Responding to this critical issue, ITU and the XPRIZE Foundation are organizing the first AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, 7-9 June, 2017 in partnership with a number of UN sister agencies. The Summit aims to accelerate and advance the development and democratization of AI solutions that can address specific global challenges related to poverty, hunger, health, education, the environment, and others.


AI XPRIZE Major Competition Milestone Forthcoming

After nearly a year since registration officially kicked off last June, we are excited to soon announce our Competing Teams and showcase the culmination of the hard work put forth by the XPRIZE team and our many partners in this crucial phase of the prize.
Official announcement will be made early May.

Visit http://ai.xprize.org/ to see what teams will be attempting to tackle this grand challenge and help advance the progress of AI in our daily lives.