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Information Society Summit opens in Geneva

Geneva, May 27 (Prensa Latina) The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)+20 Forum High-Level Event 2024 opened in Geneva on Monday to discuss the organization's 20 years of progress.

In an official statement, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said that the global event, scheduled for May 31, will be a platform to discuss and take stock of the achievements and essential trends, challenges, and opportunities since the Action Plan established some two decades ago in two phases: Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005.

“Twenty years ago, the WSIS established the framework for global digital cooperation with the vision of building people-centered, inclusive, and development-oriented information and knowledge societies,” the report pointed out.

As part of the event’s activities, the AI for Good Summit will be held on May 30 and 31 and will bring together global leaders and innovators in artificial intelligence (AI) to study how this emerging technology can drive sustainable development. There will be innovations in generative AI, robotics, and brain-machine interfaces that can accelerate progress in a wide range of areas, including climate action, accessibility, health care, and disaster response.

“The ITU’s annual AI for Good Global Summit provides a meeting point for diverse experts with different perspectives to examine the latest developments in AI and how to ensure that this technology continues to be a force for good, promoting inclusive growth and sustainable and equitable progress for all,” ITU Secretary-General Doreen Bogdan-Martin said.

AI for Good identifies practical applications of AI to facilitate the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and foster collaboration among AI innovators.