AI For Good

AI Can Help Achieve The UN Sustainable Development Goals


“With the acceleration and democratization of AI, we recognize the tremendous opportunity for an emerging generation of problem solvers to tackle global challenges.”
— Marcus Shingles, CEO of XPRIZE


XPRIZE believes Artificial Intelligence will be central to solving humanity's grand challenges. Solutions to pressing problems related to health and wellbeing, education, energy, environment, and other domains important to XPRIZE can be found by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data and recent progress in emerging AI technologies.

To support our mission to build a bridge to abundance for all, XPRIZE is, together with the United Nations (UN) specialized agency, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), hosting the inaugural AI for Good Global Summit, in Geneva Jun 7-9, 2017. This annual summit will gather government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, industry leaders, and AI experts to address how artificial intelligence can help achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and design a first UN-backed “AI Guiding Principles” to provide guidelines on ethical, technical, standardization, societal and policy issues related to AI.

Attend the Summit

Summit will be open for all to attend VIRTUALLY via webcast. Please sign up using the link below to participate in this landmark event. If you are interested in attending in person, you can apply to be considered using the link below. The summit is an invite-only event and priority will be given to UN delegates, invited experts and special guests.

Day One Highlight Video

Day Two Highlight Video

Day Three Highlight Video


62% of organizations will be using artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.


Global demand for data scientists will exceed supply by more than 50%.


Physicians will use cognitive solutions to identify the most effective treatment for 50% of complex cancer patients, resulting in a 10% reduction in mortality and 10% in cost.

Supporting Agencies

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Exclusive Networking with VIPS and thought leaders
  • Host various social events with high visibilities to the audience
  • Showcase of your technologies to a captive audience
  • Branding opportunities - web & on-site
  • Special services
    • Express registration
    • Reserved seating
    • Meeting room available

About ITU

As the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies, ITU is well placed to guide AI innovation towards the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are providing a neutral platform for international dialogue aimed at building a common understanding of the capabilities of emerging AI technologies and consequent needs for technical standardization and policy guidance.

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