Executive Director Mark Nelson Presenting at the United Nations AI for Good Global Summit
Monday, June 5, 2017
Posted by: Sara-Becca Smith
The AI for Good Global 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.
The Summit provides a neutral platform for government officials, UN agencies, NGO's, industry leaders, and AI experts to discuss the ethical, technical, societal and policy issues related to AI, offer recommendations and guidance, and promote international dialogue and cooperation in support of AI innovation.
Nelson will be serving as a panelist with five others as part of the session on AI and Education. The session will take place on Friday, June 9 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CEST/ 4:30 am - 6:00 am EST.
The sessions will be available via LiveStream, or accessed via WebCast the day after each session here: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-T/AI/Pages/webcast.aspx.
About the Session
AI promises to boost all forms of education, enabling the personalization of education at scale. Wider access to networks and knowledge, peer learning capabilities, crowdsourcing new content and machine learning are driving significant advances in online learning and have enabled teachers in K-12 schools and higher education to multiply the size of their classrooms while addressing individual students' unique learning pace, needs and styles. The continued improvements of AI, however, may render current education systems obsolete, calling for dialogue and guidelines around global inclusion and access to knowledge and skills most relevant to the human experience of the future.
More Information about the Summit
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Good Global Summit is organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the XPRIZE Foundation. Taking place in Geneva, Switzerland June 7-9, 2017 in partnership with a number of UN sister agencies. The programme can be accessed here.