Georgia DIP and AI Research Project

Published on January 16, 2024
Georgia DIP and AI Research Project

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International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has published the digital innovation profile for Georgia, a document analysing digital innovation ecosystem in Georgia, focusing on the opportunities and challenges in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The document had been prepared with the collaboration of IRCAI experts.

Georgia is a country located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia, at the intersection of Eastern Europe and West Asia. Georgia has a population of about 3.7 million people. The main economy sectors in Georgia are tourism and agriculture, however, Georgia’s vision is to build new capabilities for a competitive, sustainable, and ICT-enabled economy. The aim of the ITU’s document was to assess the country’s digital ecosystem capacity and maturity to help Georgia and its stakeholders navigate the digital innovation landscape.

The creation of the profile entailed an exhaustive process, involving comprehensive research, one-on-one interviews with experts, and collaborative workshops with stakeholders from the public sector, private sector, finance, academia, entrepreneurs, and support networks.

The digital innovation profile is offering critical insights into Georgia’s digital innovation landscape, identifies areas for improvement, and presents strategic recommendations for collective decision-making processes towards accelerating the country’s
AI-driven competitive advantage.

We found that Georgia has a supportive government for ICT and AI development, a growing talent pool, and a rapidly expanding digital infrastructure. However, there are several challenges to address, especially need to improve education and skills training, promoting AI research and development, attract investment in AI startups, fostering collaboration between the public and private sector, and foster a culture of innovation in general.

The digital innovation profile will therefore serve as a valuable resource for policymakers, innovators, the private sector, and other stakeholders in Georgia.

The document is available here:


Highlights from the 16th ASEF Classroom Network Conference

Educators and professionals from across Europe and Asia gathered in the picturesque city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, from November 12-15, 2023, for the 16th ASEF Classroom Network Conference. Hosted by the International Research Centre on AI under the Auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI) and supported by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, this annual event was a success: it brought teachers together, facilitated the creation of new partnerships, answered some questions about AI in education and uncovered many new and important ones.

In Person Meeting of the African Members of the NAIXUS Network of AI Researchers on AI and Development

In Person Meeting of the African Members of the NAIXUS Network of AI Researchers on AI and Development

The NAIXUS project (Network of AI Researchers on AI and the United Nations SDGs) convened a significant meeting during the Deep Learning Indaba 2023. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the progress of the project, share insights, and plan future actions to strengthen the network’s impact on advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through artificial intelligence (AI) research.

Workshop at the Deep Learning Indaba 2023: “Building a Global Network of AI Researchers on AI and the United Nations SDGs” 

Workshop at the Deep Learning Indaba 2023: “Building a Global Network of AI Researchers on AI and the United Nations SDGs” 

The International Research Institute on AI under the auspices of UNESCO (IRCAI) and its core members in the Network of Excellence NAIXUS; a multi-stakeholder initiative aimed at bridging the gap between AI and sustainable development hosted a meeting amd a workshop in Accra, Ghana. Both events were held as part of the Deep Learning Indaba 2023 Forum on September 8 and 9 and were co-hosted by the NAIXUS members from Africa.


International Research Centre
on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI)
under the auspices of UNESCO 

Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana


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