UNU Artificial Intelligence Network
TOGETHER we accelerate the SDGs and ensure safe AI for all.

The United Nations University Artificial Intelligence Network (UNU AI Network) embodies a collaborative initiative spearheaded by the United Nations University (UNU) alongside its partners. This network is envisioned as a comprehensive global platform, uniting the expertise of academia, the innovation of the private sector, the foresight of policymakers, and the grassroots engagement of civil society. Together, we aim to address the multifaceted challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI) on a global scale.

Our Mission
Rooted in the principles outlined by UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, the UNU AI Network is dedicated to fostering collaborative efforts. Through partnerships within the network, we strive to develop and implement innovative solutions, including commitments, science-based policy recommendations, and advanced technological tools. These efforts are aimed at promoting a people-centric and sustainable digital future, with a particular focus on empowering the Global South.

Who Should Join?
The UNU AI Network seeks the engagement of diverse stakeholders committed to leveraging AI for positive societal impact:

Academia: Institutions focused on AI research and education aimed at societal benefit.
Private Sector: Companies with AI innovations that support the acceleration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Governments: Entities seeking to inform their AI policies with evidence-based insights.
Civil Society Organizations: Groups working at the grassroots level to apply AI in socially beneficial ways.
UN and International Organizations: Bodies dedicated to AI governance, looking for research and industry collaborations.
Donors and Foundations: Supporters of AI initiatives aimed at public good.
Individual Contributors: Experts willing to share their AI knowledge and expertise.

Membership Benefits
Joining the UNU AI Network offers members a unique opportunity to contribute to a vital cause while gaining:

Exclusive access to a wide array of resources, including people, financial support, and knowledge, specifically tailored for network members.
Opportunities to co-create and engage in meaningful projects and collaborations.
The chance to host the annual AI conference, showcasing leading AI innovations and discussions.

Membership Contributions
Membership in the UNU AI Network is free, but we encourage voluntary financial and in-kind contributions to support the network’s activities and ensure its longevity. Our goal is to raise $200,000 to fund our inaugural project and appoint a dedicated coordinator to maintain the vibrancy of the network. Contributors will gain recognition as founding partners, enjoying additional benefits aligned with mutual interests.

Launch Event
Mark your calendars for the official launch of the UNU AI Network at the UNU Macau AI Conference in Macau on April 25, 2024. This event promises to be a milestone in our journey towards harnessing AI for global good.

Explore Further
We invite you to download the full concept paper to learn more about our vision, mission, and how you can be a part of this groundbreaking initiative. Together, we can shape a future where AI serves as a catalyst for sustainable development and societal well-being.