Final workshop @ AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva

Delphine Magara • 4 June 2019

After two intense months of global collaboration, we successfully finalized our intercontinental workshop series with the final workshop in Geneva at the AI for Good Global Summit. The summit was organized by the ITU and was attended by more than 2000 people form over 100 countries this year. The workshop started with an input about the state of the Art of inclusiveness in AI where Jessica Cussins Newman (UC Berkeley, Future of Life Institute & The Future Society) gave an overview of how different national strategies are looking at the inclusion problematic, Jonas Nakonz (Project Manager Policy Kitchen) provided an overview of the AI Inclusion considerations at the global level in the different ongoing processes and  Benjamin Bollmann (Swissnex San Francisco) presented the swissnex network. The session focused on analysing and refining the ideas that had been collected throughout the campaign in the different workshops, clustering those in four main areas : Education, Data, Definition of Inclusion and Global Governance. We had the pleasure of counting with high level figures in the AI and digital policy scene: Jovan Kurbalija who is the Executive Director, Secretariat of the UN High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation, gave us a thoughtful reflection on the right to remain human, and members of our advisory board Livia Walpen (BAKOM, member of OECD working group on AI), Amir Banifatemi (XPRIZE & Programme Chair of the Global Summit), Jonathan Andrew (Geneva  Academy), plus some members of foraus, Polis180 and more were also present. Working in small groups and in plenum, we mainly looked at ideas and discussed how inclusiveness in AI can be fostered on the level of governance and how the existing ideas can be further developed.