Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Development: Synthesis Report

This report is a collaborative work accomplished by a group of UNESCO specialists and experts. Borhene Chakroun, Director of the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, Fengchun Miao, Chief of the Unit for ICT in Education, Education Sector, and Valtencir Mendes, Project Officer, Unit for ICT in Education, Education Sector, provided overall guidance and direction to the planning and content.

UNESCO education colleagues, particularly Anett Domiter, Huhua Fan and Iaroslava Kharkova, provided additional input. Wayne Holmes from the Open University prepared the report based on the notes taken during Mobile Learning Week 2019 by Dominic Orr, Mitja Jermol, Kim Issroff, Jonghwi Park, Keith Holmes, Helen Crompton, Paz Portales, Davor Orlic, Sandra Rodriguez, Anahat Kaur and Noam Assouline. We acknowledge the support of UNESCO interns Barbara Dziubak, Caterina Ferrara Ruiz, Samuel Grimonprez and Shutong Wang. We also acknowledge the artistic skills of the Profuturo Foundation team, who contributed to the design of the infographic used to illustrate the ‘Artificial Intelligence in Education: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development’ working paper, and used in this publication.

UNESCO would like to especially thank the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Profuturo Foundation and Skillogs for acting as partners in Mobile Learning Week 2019, and extend sincere gratitude to the speakers and participants from across the globe, comprised of representatives of international organizations, government officials, academic experts and industry practitioners in the field of ICT in education.

During the five-day event for Mobile Learning Week 2019, UNESCO gathered participants from around the world to share experiences, initiatives and plan joint actions with a view to harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. The report stems from the work that the speakers presented and the insights that all the participants shared at the event.Supported byIn partnership withSponsored byAI-Powered learningCommitted to education.Committed to education.

Publication year: 2019

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