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Building peace in the minds of men and women

Artificial intelligence with human values for sustainable development

"Artificial intelligence can be a great opportunity to accelerate the achievement of sustainable development goals. But any technological revolution leads to new imbalances that we must anticipate."

Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO Director-General


UNESCO promotes gender equality in AI through the Equals

I'd blush if I could: closing gender divides in digital skills through education

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education

International Conference: 16-18 May 2019, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

Remarkable Women in Technology

Exhibition: 1-31 March 2019, Fences of UNESCO Headquarters

Rapid technological advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI), as well as other advancing technologies such as robotics, cloud computing and Internet of Things, are transforming disciplines, economies and industries, and challenging ideas about what it means to be human. AI has enormous potential for social good and promoting the achievement of the SDGs if it develops in a way that benefits humanity, respects global norms and standards, and is anchored in peace and development.

First High-level Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Africa

AI is already present on the continent through incubators for technological innovation and applications that provide school support or monitor the breathing of newborns.

But initiatives are still limited and, as everywhere else, they raise important ethical questions concerning the use of private data, freedom of expression, responsibility and human labour. 

These subjects were at the heart of the two-day Forum, organized in Morocco from 12 to 13 December 2018, to enrich the global reflection by drawing up an assessment of an African scale,taking into account challenges, opportunities and issues specific to local contexts.