Global Network of AI Excellence Centers in AI and Sustainable Development

The focus is the establishment of the IRCAI Network as a virtual center of excellence for research, innovation and expertise, to become a world reference in AI that can attract investments and the best talents in the field.

IRCAI will make a bridge with researchers in the Global South and promote European values in AI, based on EU regulations (Human Centric and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence, etc) and AI tools in education, ex. language and content.

Sustainability and ethical responsibility of AI systems in education in Europe could be encouraged and widened to SSA, SA, Asia. Such network is expected to mobilise researchers to collaborate on key AI research challenges and to progress faster in joined efforts rather than working in silos, leading to fragmented and duplicated efforts. Such networks, are essential to reach critical mass and overcome the present fragmentation of AI research on SDGs across the world.

This virtual center could build on key pillars, each of them being an already exhisting network of excellence centers specialising in a given topic where UNESCO via IRCAI has the potential to become a global champion in AI and SDGs including the ethics side of technology deployment.

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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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