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AI for Good: Towards an inclusive future

How can we ensure the participation and inclusion of all relevant voices and minds in global AI research and innovation?

swissnex Network​foraus​, and AI Commons are launching an initiative ‘AI for Good: Towards an inclusive future’ as part of the AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva on May 28-31, 2019. In the past two years, more than ​20 countries​ have released or announced national AI strategies, while international fora such as the UN, EU, G7, and OECD have produced principles and guidelines on the global governance of AI. While practically all of them stress the importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation, inclusion, and participation to ensure beneficial outcomes for people and the planet, few explain what it means in practice or offer concrete solutions to do so. This initiative will consist of a global series of workshops conducted at various locations of the swissnex Network and ​the Open Think Tank Network, culminating in a synthesis session at the AI for Good Global Summit.

The Bangalore edition will include a workshop on  ‘AI for Good: Towards an inclusive future’ organised by swissnex India in partnership with WadhwaniAI. Using ​foraus’​ Policy Kitchen​ crowdsourcing methodology, we aim to collect ideas for initiatives, models, and policies fostering the inclusion of diverse voices and minds in AI. We will explore the research, development, and governance aspects of AI, as all are crucial to realise the principle of inclusion in practice. All the ideas coming out of the workshop will be published on the Policy Kitchen platform. These proposals will be reviewed by an advisory board and presented in a final publication as well as to decision makers at various national and multilateral bodies, including the AI for Good Global Summit and AI Commons.

Participation is only by invite.

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