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The 2nd edition of the AI for Good Global Summit will be organized by ITU in Geneva on 15-17 May 2018, in partnership with XPRIZE Foundation, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and sister United Nations agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, UNCTAD, UNIDO, Global Pulse, UNICRI, UNODA, UNIDIR, UNODC, WFP, IFAD, UNAIDS, WIPO, ILO, UNITAR, UNOPS, OHCHR, UN UniversityWHO, UNEP, ICAO, UNDP, The World Bank, UN DESA, CTBTOUNISDRUNOG, and UNOOSA.The AI for Good series is the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on AI. The action​-oriented 2018 summit will identify practical applications of AI and supporting strategies to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet. The summit will continue to formulate strategies to ensure trusted, safe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits.

While the 2017 summit sparked the first ever inclusive global dialogue on beneficial AI, the action-oriented 2018 summit will focus on impactful AI solutions able to yield long-term benefits and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. ‘Breakthrough teams’ will demonstrate the potential of AI to map poverty and aid with natural disasters using satellite imagery, how AI could assist the delivery of citizen-centric services in smart cities, and new opportunities for AI to help achieve Universal Health Coverage, and finally to help achieve transparency and explainability in AI algorithms.

Teams will propose impactful AI strategies able to be enacted in the near term, guided by an expert audience of mentors representing government, industry, academia and civil society. Strategies will be evaluated by the mentors according to their feasibility and scalability, potential to address truly global challenges, degree of supporting advocacy, and applicability to market failures beyond the scope of government and industry. The exercise will connect AI innovators with public and private-sector decision-makers, building collaboration to take promising strategies forward.

​​open quotation markAs 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 neutral close quotation markplatform for international dialogue aimed at ​building a ​common understanding of the capabilities of emerging AI technologies.​​

– Houlin Zhao, Secretary General ​of ITU​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AI for Good Global Summit
Geneva, Switzerland, 15-17 May 2018

Contact: ai@itu.int
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​Building on the spark created by the first AI Summit in 2017, the second AI Summit in 2018 will identify practical solutions of how AI can accelerate progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 17 SDGs, 169 targets, and around 230+ indicators to measure the SDGs. All indicators in one file are listed here. The goal of the Summit is to launch projects that can be implemented in the coming months. The Summit is not about reporting, it is about building.

The heart of the Summit are the following tracks on Day 2 (16 May 2018):

  • AI and satellite imagery Team lead: Stuart Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley
  • AI and health Team leads: Marcel Salathé, Professor & Head of the Digital Epidemiology lab, EPFL;
    World Health Organization (WHO)
    “AI for health – A Primer. By Prof Marcel Salathé (to come)”​
  • AI ​and smart cities & communities Team lead: Renato de Castro, SmartCity Expert
  • Trust in AI: Team leads: Huw Price, University of Cambridge; Francesca Rossi, University of​ Padova and IBM Watson; Stephen Cave, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge;

Each track is curated by a team. The team will also identify, in the time leading up to the Summit, projects that could be launched at the Summit. The teams will present an overview of their respective track on Day 1, during the last plenary. During Day 2, the four tracks will run in parallel. On Day 3 in plenary, findings of each track will be summarized and presented.

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​​​​Day 1, 15 May 2018
​​ Reg​istration
09:00 – 10:00 ​​​Welcome Address, Popov Room
Setting the goals and opportunities to collaborate for a better future with artificial intelligence

  • Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, ITU
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, World Health Organization
  • Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Vicki Hanson, President, ACM
  • Anousheh Ansari, Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation and Space Ambassador

Moderator: Patricia Benoit-Guyot, Chief of Protocol, ITU

10:00 – 10:15 Goal of the Summit, Popov Room
Reinhard Scholl, ITU
Amir Banifatemi, XPRIZE Foundation
​​10:15 – 10:45 Opening Keynote, Popov RoomChristopher Bishop, Microsoft Technical Fellow and Laboratory Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge
​ ​​​10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break and demo stage:​ ICUB – EU open source robot cub
11:15 – 12:45 Storytellers, Popov Room             
Roger Penrose, Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, University of Oxford
Michael Møller, Director-General of United Nations Office at Geneva
Maurizio Vecchione, Executive Vice President of Global Good and Research, Intellectual Ventures
Yves Daccord, Director General, International Committee of the Red Cross
​​12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break and demo stage: Tilde – Neural Machine Translation
​​14:00 – 15:30 Transformations on the Horizon
Wolfram Burgard, Professor of Computer Science, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg “The Future of Robotics”
Silvio Micali, Turing Award Winner and Professor of Engineering, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at MIT
Terah Lyons, Executive Director, Partnership on AI
Celine Herweijer, Partner, Innovation and Sustainability, PwC UK
Wendell Wallach, Consultant, Ethicist, and Scholar at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
Anja Kaspersen, Director, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs
​15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break and demo stage: Kiwi Campus – Autonomous Delivery Robot
    16:00 – 17:30     Implementations of AI to Advance the SDGs
Panel 1:
Innovative applications of AI & data science in the field. Use cases & demos.Christopher Fabian​
Co-Founder, UNICEF Innovation

Robert Opp
Director of Innovation and Change Management Division, WFP

[…]

Panel 2:
Innovative applications of AI in education. Use cases & demos.David Atchoarena
Officer-in-Charge of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, UNESCO

Jonnie Penn
Google Technology Policy Fellow,
Pembroke College at the University of Cambridge

Matt Keller
Senior Director Civil Society, XPRIZE Foundation

[…]

Panel 3:
Data for Good ​Urs Gasser
Executive Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Amir Banifatemi
XPRIZE Foundation

Sam Molyneux
GM, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Lav Varshney
Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Uyi Stewart
Director of Global Development Strategy and Data & Analytics, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation​

​[…]

17:30 – 18:30​ The leads of the four breakthrough teams will pitch their tracks to plenary
AI + Satellites: Combining AI with satellite imagery to tackle SDGsTeam lead:
Stuart Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley

AI + Health: AI – Game changer in providing universal health coverage?

Team leads:
Marcel Salathé, Professor & Head of the Digital Epidemiology lab, EPFL;
World Health Organization (WHO)

​AI + Smart Cities and Communities

Team lead:
Renato de Castro, SmartCity Expert

Trust in AI

Team leads:
Huw Price, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge;
Stephen Cave, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge;
Francesca Rossi, University of Padova and IBM Watson

​Evening ​​AI for Good Reception (UN Palais des Nations) – Sponsored by ACM

​​​​Day 2, 16 May 2018
​ ​Four AI Breakthrough Teams – The Heart of the Summit
              09:00 – 18:00

(including lunch and coffee breaks)
AI + Satellites                
Combining AI with satellite imagery to tackle SDGsLead:
Stuart Russell, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC-Berkeley

Invited Experts:
Einar Bjørgo, Manager, UN Operational Satellite Applications Programme(UNOSAT):
“Sustainable Development Goals and earth observation needs”

Mark Doherty, European Space Agency (ESA):
“Existing and emerging earth observation resources and trends”

James Crawford, CEO and Founder, Orbital Insight

Andrew Zolli, VP of Global Impact Initiatives, Planet Labs Inc.

Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University; Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research[…]

Rapporteur:
Lav Varshney, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Workstreams:

  • Poverty
  • Deforestation
  • Agriculture​

 

AI + Health
AI – Game changer in providing universal health coverage?​Leads:
Marcel Salathé, Professor & Head of the Digital Epidemiology lab, EPFL;

World Health Organization (WHO)

Invited Experts:
Stefan Germann, CEO, Foundation Botnar

Nao Norman Sipula, CEO and Founder, Watif Health Portal

Ingmar Weber, Research Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute

Dominic Haazen, Lead Health Policy Specialist, World Bank

Matteo Berlucchi, CEO & Co-Founder, Your.MD; Entreprene​ur in Residence, ETH Zurich

Łukasz Kidziński 
Researcher, the Mobilize Cent​er at Stanfor​d Un​iversity​

Arun Shroff
Co-founder & CTO at Medindia; Director of Technology & Innovation, STAR Associates, USA

[…]

Rapporteur:
Effy Vayena, Professor of Bioethics, Health Ethics and Policy Lab, ETH Zurich

Workstreams:

  • AI for primary care and service delivery
  • Outbreaks, Emergency Response and Risk Reduction
  • Health promotion, prevention, and education
​AI + Smart Cities and Commu​nities

 

Lead:
Renato de Castro, SmartCity ExpertWorkstreams:

A: Framing: the state of the art in AI and cities

Brian Markwalter, SVP, Consumer Trade Association

Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage/ Kriti Sharma, VP of Artificial Intelligence, Sage

Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Tilde

Moderator:
Akihiro Nakao
, Professor, University of Tokyo

B: AI for Urban Solutions

Priya Prakash, Founder and CEO, Design for Social Change (d4Sc)

Paul Copping, Chief Innovation Officer, Digital Greenwich ​

Eyal Santo,  Founder and CEO, UMo – Urban Mobility

Moderator:
Boyd Cohen, Deputy Director of Research at EADA Business School

C: AI empowering children as future smart citizens

Joaquin Rodriguez Alvarez, Prof and researcher EPSI-UAB, Leading Cities Coordinator

Jacques Ludik, Founder & CEO, Cortex Logic; Founder & President, Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa​

Moderator:
Hila Oren
, CEO, The Tel Aviv Foundation

D: AI Fostering Smart Government:

Renato de Castro, SmartCity Expert

Carla Dualib, Secretary of Communication and Press, Diadema City Hall, Brazil

James Noakes, Mayoral Lead for Energy and Smart City – City Councillor of Liverpool, UK

Frans-Anton Vermast, Amsterdam Smart City Ambassador

[…]

Wrap-up:
Alexandre Cadain, Co-founder & CEO, ANIMA

Renato de Castro, SmartCity Expert​

Rapporteur:
Alexandre Cadain, Co-founder & CEO, ANIMA

Trust in AI

 

Leads:
Huw Price, Professor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge

Francesca Rossi, University of Padova and IBM Watson;

Stephen Cave, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge;

Co-chairs:
Zoubin Ghahramani, Professor of Information Engineering, University of Cambridge; Chief Scientist, Uber

Claire Craig, Director of Science Policy, the Royal SocietyWorkstreams:

A: Building trust for beneficial AI – stakeholder communities

Becky InksterLeverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge “Building better care connections – establishing trust networks in AI mental healthcare”

Dina Machuve, Lecturer, Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology and Technical Committee Member for Data Science Africa “Assessing and Building Trust in AI for East African Farmers: A Poultry App for Good”

Irakli Beridze, Senior Stategy and Policy Advisor, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI “Building Trust in AI – Mitigating the Effects of AI-induced Automation on Social Stability in Developing Countries & Transition Economies”

B: Building trust for beneficial AI – developer communities

LIU Zhe, Professor, Peking University “Cross-cultural comparisons for trust in AI”

Kanta Dihal​, Research Project Coordinator, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at University of Cambridge “Global AI Narratives”

David Danks​, Department Head and Professor of Philosophy and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University “Cross-national comparisons of AI development and regulation strategies – the case of autonomous vehicles”

C: Building trust for beneficial AI – trustworthy systems

Jess Whittlestone, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, CFI, Cambridge
“Trust in AI for governmental decision-makers”

Rumman Chowdhury, Senior Principal of AI, Accenture “Trustworthy data: creating and curating a repository for diverse datasets”

Krishna Gummadi, Head of Networked Research Systems Group, Max Planck Institute for Software Systems​ ​”Cross-cultural perspectives on the meaning of ‘fairness’ in algorithmic decision making”

Rapporteurs:
Trent ​McConaghy, Founder, Ocean Protocol; Founder & CTO, BigchainDB

Ryan Budish, Assistant Director Of Research, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

​Evening ​AI for Good Reception (Hotel Intercontinental) – Sponsored by the following Gold Sponsors:
ACM, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, PwC, Kay Family Foundation, and EY (Silver Sponsor)

​​​​Day 3, 17 May 2018
Registration
09:00 – 10:15 ​Part 1: Ideas for Impact: AI breakthrough team project pitches

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