Experts from the UN, UNESCO and ITG discussed the role that AI will play in humanity’s survival
London, 25th April – Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) has partnered with Peace One Day to promote the capabilities of artificial intelligence through the AI to Peace programme, aimed at building a more peaceful and sustainable world.
Coinciding with World Creativity and Innovation Day, ITG and Peace One Day welcomed a plethora of industry thought leaders to the AI for Peace event – including experts from the United Nations and UNESCO – to discuss the potential of AI as a contributor to both humanity’s destruction and humanity’s survival.
The event included a series of panel discussions, interviews and speeches examining a number of different topics, such as whether AI makes life safer and more efficient, if it exacerbates pre-existing societal issues, as well as the future of technological growth.
The opening address saw Inspired Thinking Group’s Simon Ward interviewing Ms Gabriela Ramos of UNESCO, followed by Jeremy Gilley MBE, AI to Peace Producer and Director interviewing Simon Ward.
Simon Ward, CEO of Inspired Thinking Group, said: “Achieving worldwide peace requires a universal concerted effort from Government, policy makers, industry and communities, and I’m delighted that ITG can play a leading role in this through our partnership with Peace One Day. The goals and ethos of Peace One Day chime perfectly with our deeply ingrained culture and values at ITG, and it’s a collaboration with a huge amount of potential moving forward.
“Through our Storyteq marketing technology platform, we understand the capability of AI and automation to empower human activity, and we know that these innovations will play a central role in any efforts to establish lasting change on a worldwide scale.”
Jeremy Gilley MBE, AI to Peace Producer and Director, said: “I am inspired and honoured to be producing with Simon Ward, AI to Peace in association with ITG on World Creativity and Innovation Day. If we want to have Peace One Day, AI will play a crucial role in that journey, and that’s what this experience is all about.”
Peace One Day is committed to raising awareness for Peace Day, celebrated annually on the 21st of September. It aims to reduce violence, including in the cyber space, and share free education resources with schools in all 193 UN member states.
The full list of participants for AI for Peace included: Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences at UNESCO; Margarita Quihuis, Executive Director of the Peace Innovation Lab at Stanford and the Peace Innovation Institute, the Hague; Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman, Responsible AI Institute; Calum Chase, Artificial Intelligence Expert; Emma Wright, Director at Interparliamentary Forum on Emerging Technologies, Partner at Harbottle & Lewis, and Non-Executive Director at Playfinder; Daniel Hulme, CEO of Satalia, Chief AI Officer at WPP; Alexandra Grigore, Chief Product Officer, Simprints, Luisa Franco Machado, Digital Rights and Data Justice Activist, and Young Leader for the SDGs by the UN; Corey Glickman, Partner, Head of Sustainability & Design (ESG) at Infosys; Fran O’Leary, Co-Founder, Interparliamentary Forum on Emerging Technologies and Director at Lodestone; Steve Harding, Technology Leader and Advisor to Peace One Day; Branka Panic, Founder and Executive Director at AI For Peace; Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division in the United Nations Department of Global Communications; Carlos Sentis, World Innovation Alliance Founder; Dr Kenzo Fujisue, Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo; Hon. Neema Lugangira, MP, Member of Parliament in Tanzania and Founding Chair of the African Parliamentary Network on Internet Governance; Afua Nkansah-Asamoah, Activist, Childnet’s Youth Advisory Board for project deSHAME.
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