International World Artificial Intelligence Day

IRCAI aims to put in place a bid to the United Nations to register the World Artificial Intelligence Day to be celebrated
around the world as a United Nations designated celebration.

World Artificial Intelligence Day will reflect the theme of the importance of trust, ethical approaches, innovation, and the public good in national systems introducing AI. The celebration is a global collaborative endeavour organised under the guidance of IRCAI and UNESCO, defining key global messages and making outreach resources available to countries and other partners through IRCAI’s website.

Considering that Artificial Intelligence significantly affects important areas such as international peace, ethics, sustainability, and development, UNESCO launched a global online consultation on the ethics of artificial intelligence, giving everyone around the world the opportunity to participate in the work of its international group of experts on AI.

IRCAI has been charged with analysing the comments on the first draft of a Recommendation on the Ethics of AI, which is to be submitted to UNESCO Member States for adoption in November 2021. If adopted, this Recommendation will be the first global normative instrument to address the developments and applications of AI.

IRCAI endorses the view that World Artificial Intelligence Day would be an asset for both the organisations’ image and visibility, particularly in the context of the follow-up to the Recommendation on the Ethics of AI.

IRCAI will invite Member States and the Director-General to develop a feasibility study and (ii) contribute to the establishment and implementation of World Artificial Intelligence Day, (iii) support recognized national, regional, and international activities undertaken as part of this annual celebration, and (iv) encourage Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations, universities, research institutions, learned societies, professional associations, and schools to take an active part in the event.


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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