AI with Human Values for Sustainable Development

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

Audrey Azoulay
UNESCO Director-General


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.

Forum on artificial intelligence in Africa

The revolution of the Artificial Intelligence technologies is disrupting societies and is going to shape our future. UNESCO, through its scientific expertise and humanitarian mandate intends to play an active role in contributing to a global reflection on the ethical and societal stakes of Artificial Intelligence. Africa is a global priority for UNESCO, and that is why the Organization decided to hold its very first important International forum on Artificial Intelligence in Africa, from 12 to 13 December 2018 in Morocco. Read more



UNESCO Courrier Special Issue on Artificial Intelligence

The latest issue of Courrier is dedicated to how AI is tranforming our societies and how it can transform our future.