IRCAI Launch a success

IRCAI Launch a success

On March 29 and 30 2021, the IRCAI launch event took place. 1083 registered participants from 123 countries attended and were addressed by esteemed speakers on the first day of the event. Participants came from all geographical regions of United Nations: African, Asian-Pacific, Eastern European, Latin American and Caribbean and Western European states. Non-registered participants were also invited to watch the event via live streaming on YouTube. The launch was created with input from 33 active speakers and panelists.

CAHAI confirms observer status for IRCAI

CAHAI confirms observer status for IRCAI

On December 17th 2020, the Ad Hoc Committee on Artificial Intelligence of the Council of Europe (CAHAI) decided at its plenary session to grant observer status to organizations that can contribute to the achievement of its objectives. IRCAI expressed interest in becoming an observer and the status was confirmed, so we will participate in CAHAI activities in 2021.


With special focus on research excellence, the Centre is undertaking vital work looking at different approaches of Artificial Intelligence towards UN SDGs. This work resulted in accompanying AI platforms, reports and white papers that were managed by the Chairs of the following Programme Committees:

AI & Healthcare

AI & Education

AI & Assistive Technologies

AI & Circular Economy

AI & Climate Change


AI Recommendation Regional Consultation UNESCO

IRCAI Launch 2021

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Artificial Intelligence in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Artificial Intelligence Needs Assessment Survey in Africa

An AI-based Learning Companion Promoting Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All

Opinion Series Report: An AI-based Learning Companion Promoting Lifelong Learning Opportunities for All


List of current projects across Science, Capacity Building, Validation and Funding programmes for which you can find more information by clicking on the appropriate boxes:

Project 1:

Network of AI
Excellence Centers

Project 2:

International Journal of AI for Sustainable Development

Project 3:

International AI Scientific Program Committees

Project 4:

International Series
Events on AI

Project 5:

AI World Day

Project 6:

AI Awards

Project 7:

AI Olympiad

Project 8:

AI Clearinghouse

Project 9:

AI Solutions Funded
with Social Impact Bonds

Project 10:

International AI Policy
Transfer Help Desk


IRCAI has developed a portfolio of technologies within its Programme Committies and its partners network to showcase the use of AI and sustainability:


AI & Assistive Technologies

AI & Education

Hands on AI


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