AI For Social Good

While the AI research ecosystem is growing, there is currently still limited research into how AI can positively transform economies and societies. In light of this, United Nations ESCAP, APRU and Google partnered in 2018 to fill this void by developing a network of regional scholars to formulate policies and strategies that support, advance and maximize AI for Social Good.

The project draws on new insights for the development of a set of papers and report to inform senior policy makers, experts, and governments how to cultivate an ecosystem. The aim is to foster and enhance AI for social good within economies and identify what government approaches will address the challenges associated with AI while maximizing the technology’s potential.

 

Participating Experts in AI for Social Good:

  • Caitlin Bentley, Australian National University & The University of Sheffield
  • Mark Findlay, Singapore Management University
  • Arindrajit Basu, Elonnai Hickok & Amber Sinha, Centre for Internet & Society, India
  • Soraj Hongladarom, Chulalongkorn University
  • Kyoung Jun Lee, Kyung Hee University
  • M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University
  • Wai Ho Wilson Wong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Masaru Yarime, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 

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News & Articles

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