UNDP Joins Consortium to Develop Safe AI for SDGs

Events, ICT, News, August 20 2018

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NEW YORK, USA: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has joined a consortium of companies, academics, and NGOs working to ensure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed in a safe, ethical and transparent manner. Through the partnership, UNDP’s Innovation Facility will support the testing and scale-up of AI for the SDGs.

The Partnership on AI was founded in 2016 by Amazon, DeepMind/Google, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft. It has since been joined by Accenture, Intel, The Oxford Internet Institute, eBay, as well as UNICEF and Human Rights Watch. Through the Partnership, UNDP intends to harness data to inform risk, policy and program evaluation, as well as utilize robotics and the Internet of Things to collect information with a view to ‘leaving no one behind.’

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