Open Discussion on AI @ UNESCO

At the Mozilla Foundation offices in Paris we attended a great workshop and witnessed two great keynotes, from the drone delivery start-up Zipline showcasing the use of AI in logistics in Rwanda, and Bruno Lanvin, Executive Director for Global Indices, INSEAD, touching on a new report on AI global indexes to be presented at the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos.

John Shawe-Taylor becomes new UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence

 

John Shawe-Taylor becomes new UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence
John Shawe-Taylor becomes new UNESCO Chair in Artificial Intelligence

We are pleased that the UNESCO Selection Committee has favorably evaluated the proposal for the establishment of a UNESCO Chair on Artificial Intelligence at University College of London which is one of the core members of our network. The standard Agreement between the UNESCO Director-General and UCL to formally establish the Chair will be prepared shortly. The Chair will study Artificial Intelligence as a driver and component for solutions and strategies to assist the achievement of the SDGs. This makes John Shawe-Taylor (K4A Chairman) the third trustee to become UNESCO Chair.