The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br) through its Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (Cetic.br), and the Brazilian Government, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE) and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC) are jointly organizing a Regional Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Latin America and the Caribbean on 12-13 December 2019 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
The overall purpose of this Regional Forum is to raise awareness and promote reflection on the opportunities and challenges that AI and its correlated technologies pose to societies, governments, organizations and citizens. The conference will also explore the potential of AI in relation to the SDGs, particularly as regards the role of UNESCO in enhancing evolutions in the fields where the Organisation operates within the wider UN and societal ecosystem.
This Forum is part of a series of regional UNESCO events on Artificial Intelligence and follows the Global conference "Principles for Artificial Intelligence: Towards a Humanistic Approach?" that took place on 4 March 2019 in Paris, France, the "International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education" that took place 16-18 May 2019 in Beijing, China, and the Forum on Artificial Intelligence in Africa that took place 12-13 December 2018 in Benguérir, Morocco.