Artificial Intelligence (AI) research is progressing rapidly, with more and more machines being developed with the ability to learn, improve, and even make calculated decisions that allow them to perform tasks previously thought to depend solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuity.
As a result of this, in the near future, we will see the Artificial Intelligence being a regular part of our day to day and influencing many aspects of our life.
All this AI innovation will also become central to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will help solve the great challenges of humanity by leveraging the vast amounts of data, which are already being generated in an unprecedented way in the fields of communications, trade, migration and the habits, behaviour and health of the world’s population.
With much of our lives under the influence of AI, it is critical that governments, industry, education and society at large work together to assess the opportunities artificial intelligence offers, to ensure that it benefits all of humanity.
In line with this approach, the AI for Good Global Summit was held from 7 to 9 June in Geneva, organized by ITU (International Telecommunication Union, United Nations agency specialized in Information and Communication Technologies – ICTs) and the XPRIZE Foundation in which Pablo Rodríguez, CEO of Telefónica Alpha, participated.
The AI for Good Global Summit it aims to provide a neutral platform for government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, industry leaders and AI experts to discuss technical, political, ethical and social issues related to artificial intelligence. From this summit, recommendations and guidelines have emerged to promote international dialogue and cooperation that support innovation in artificial intelligence
The ultimate goal is to accelerate and promote the development and democratization of AI solutions so that they can address specific global challenges related to poverty, hunger, health, education and the environment among others.