AI for Good Global Summit 2018: accelerating progress with SDGs

The goal of these three days of meetings: to place artificial intelligence in the middle of research topics that contribute to find solutions to problems more global, notably by means of the goals of sustainable development.

Since 2017, the United Nations organise the event AI for Good Global Summit.

The second edition of the summit took place from may 15th to 17th, 2018, at the head office of the International Telegraphic Union, in Geneva. nam.R was partner of the event that gathers this year more than 700 participants from 49 nationalities.

AI for Good Global Summit : day 1


The goal of these three days of meeting: to place artificial intelligence in the middle of research topics that contribute to find solutions to problems more global, notably by means of the goals of sustainable development.

To get out from the intangible to claim the tangible, actions to put in place from now on to get the best of what the artificial intelligence revolution has to offer.

In this way, around the general topic “Accelerate paces towards the goals of sustainable development (SDGs)”, 35 projects proposals about artificial intelligence have come to birth this year at the end of discussions and workshops conducted by teams focus on the following research topics :

– AI and satellite imagery

– AI health

– AI and towns and intelligent communities

– Trust in AI

Day 2

The participants have among others underline in plenary session the crucial nature of datas, the major need to collect datas and protect them in order to create sustainable solutions to existing social problem. Among the solutions: smart cities and their  operations. How to process datas and activate them in order to make towns intelligent, enjoyable to live and above all sustainable, with a carbon impact and costs reduced, networks of transportation suitable for people flow, a circular economy…

The first challenge : strengthen the confidence of citizens often suspicious in front of questions of sharing of datas and of artificial intelligence, two fields still intangible in the eyes of many.

Day 3

To learn more about the 35 projects proposals of the AI for Good Global Summit, here is the full report of the 2018 edition: AI for Good Global Summit 2018 Report

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