ITU / AI FOR GOOD SUMMIT CLOSING

Preview Language:   Original
07-Jul-2023 00:02:44
For two days, governments, policy-makers, industry leaders, academics, scientists, technology innovators, civil society and the UN community met at ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. As the convenor of the event, ITU is pleased to have been able to bring these parties together to find practical applications of artificial intelligence to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. ITU

Available Language: English
Type
Language
Format
Acquire
/
English
Other Formats
Description
STORY: ITU / AI FOR GOOD SUMMIT CLOSING
TRT:
SOURCE: ITU
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 JULY 2023, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

SHOTLIST:
1. Various shots, summit closing
2. SOUNDBTIE (English) Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU):
“So where do we go from here? It is about making the right choice. We have to make the right choice. It is time to roll up our sleeves and we need to analyze what is feasible, what is already available and, of course, what can be done.
That's what you have called on us to do and I think it puts us on a path to be able to create a roadmap for the short term, for the medium term, and also of course, for the long term.”
3. Wide shot, Summit closing
4. SOUNDBTIE (English) Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU):
“We must continue to push inclusive dialogue, inclusive dialogue on AI governance and we must engage with stakeholders to develop these ideas further.”
5. Wide shot, Summit closing
6. SOUNDBTIE (English) Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU):
“From the ITU perspective, we will, of course, continue to do our part, we will continue to focus on AI standards development and policy assistance. We will also be integrating AI capacity support into our digital transformation offerings together with partners like UNDP and others, especially in countries with low technological capabilities. We will also be complementing UNESCO's efforts on AI readiness by doing Sectoral Deep Dives. We will advance universal health through our new Global Initiative on AI for Health with WHO and WIPO. And, of course, we will support responsible AI development and deployment at the country level, and we will work to drive strong collaboration with other parts of the UN.”
7. Wide shot, summit closing
8. SOUNDBTIE (English) Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Secretary-General, International Telecommunications Union (ITU):
“Let us put human values first. Let us stay true to our core UN values. And let us show the world what an inclusive, a safe, and a responsible AI can do for humanity.”
9. Wide shot, summit closing
10.
STORYLINE:


For two days, governments, policy-makers, industry leaders, academics, scientists, technology innovators, civil society and the UN community met at ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, Switzerland. As the convenor of the event, ITU is pleased to have been able to bring these parties together to find practical applications of artificial intelligence to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Recognizing the urgency brought on by the emergence of generative AI and the challenges posed by AI, participants also discussed the need for guardrails and global AI governance frameworks.

A variety of ideas related to the future of AI were presented at the AI for Good Global Summit. These include setting up a registry of new or anticipated AI applications, a global observatory on AI and new institutional bodies, as well as proposals to empower existing organizations that may already have the expertise and structures to tackle challenges brought on by AI. It is important to analyse what’s feasible, what’s already available and what can be done so that a roadmap is created for the short, medium and long terms. Leveraging its expertise, the UN group on AI led by ITU and UNESCO is geared up to help move forward efforts on these.

ITU is committed to AI standards development and capacity building, supporting responsible AI development and deployment, and driving strong collaboration with all stakeholders. We need to show the world what an inclusive, safe and responsible AI can do for humanity. Together with our UN partners, ITU will work to integrate AI capacity support into our digital transformation offerings, and we will undertake sector-focused AI readiness work in critical areas such as health, smart mobility and smart cities, and advance universal health.

From here on, the work on AI at ITU, the UN system and society as a whole should only grow in intensity. While ITU focuses on ensuring that the 2.7 billion people that are offline around the world get connected to digital technologies, ITU is also committed to ensuring that AI serves everyone, everywhere for the greater good.
Series
Category
Topical Subjects
Geographic Subjects
Creator
ITU
Alternate Title
unifeed230707c
Asset ID
3068515