Join 3rd Annual Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility (AI4IA) Conference

The UNESCO Information For All Programme (IFAP) Working Group on Information Accessibility (WGIA) is hosting its third Annual Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility (AI4IA) Conference, on 28 September 2022 at 13:00 (GMT), online.
Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility

The AI4IA Conference aims at triggering critical discussions on information accessibility and the intersection with Artificial Intelligence among multi-stakeholder participants from academia, civil society, private sector and government. It will also bring together global experts to celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI), recognized annually on September 28.

The event raises a range of issues, including the relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law, AI and Ethics, media and our right to know, creativity and innovation. AI can be very beneficial to society but if abused it can also be very harmful. Therefore, it is necessary to understand how AI can be made inclusive, thereby enabling the widest cross-section of society. 

In 2021, the AI4IA Conference explored nine themes on the promotion of accessibility by AI, including including AI and Ethics, AI and Healthcare, AI  Big Data and Innovation, AI and Creativity, Youth in AI, and the Accessibility Pavilion. It served as a platform for more than 73 presenters from 17 countries to contribute to each of these AI4IA thematic areas in their unique and diverse ways. A summarized AI4IA Conference Report 2021 is available online.


Third AI4IA Conference

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UNESCO-IFAP and AI Priority

UNESCO-IFAP aims at building inclusive information and knowledge societies by addressing the implications of emerging technologies, which are inherent to technological development such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of things, and algorithmic decision-making.

It is within IFAP's Priorities to continue promoting ethical and principled development and use of digital technologies based on Internet Universality ROAM-X framework. The Programme engages to support a multi-stakeholder approach towards designing ethical Artificial Intelligence-based systems, in line with the UNESCO Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence. The objective is to harness AI’s potential to improve people’s access to information, lives at scale, while simultaneously ensuring readiness for the development of AI technologies, and their impacts on society, are assessed and risks mitigated.