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ITU set for Artificial Intelligence summit

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has said that all is set for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) summit driven by the rapid progress in research, intelligent machines are gaining the ability to learn, improve and make calculated decisions in ways that will enable them to perform tasks previously thought to rely solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuit​y, reports ITRealms.

As a result, ITRealms gathered that in the near future will see large parts of lives influenced by AI,

AI innovation, ITRealms also gathered will also be central to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will help solving humanity's grand challenges by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on sentiment behavior, human health, commerce, communications, migration and more.

Official confirmed to ITRealms that with large parts of lives being influenced by AI, it is critical that government, industry, academia and civil society work together to evaluate the opportunities presented by AI, ensuring that AI benefits all of humanity.

Responding to this critical issue, ITU and the XPRIZE Foundation are organizing the first AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, 7-9 June, 2017 in partnership with a number of UN sister agencies.

The Summit aims to accelerate and advance the development and democratization of AI solutions that can address specific global challenges related to poverty, hunger, health, education, the environment, and others.

The Summit provides a neutral platform for government officials, UN agencies, NGO's, industry leaders, and AI experts to discuss the ethical, technical, societal and policy issues related to AI, offer reccommendations and guidance,​ and promote international dialogue and cooperation in support of AI innovation.

A number of distinguished speakers and organizations have committed to participating in the Summit.

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