UNESCO Director-General and President of Slovenia inaugurate first research centre on artificial intelligence

President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay launched the International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (IRCAI) with the presence of policy makers, researchers, representatives of the private sector, civil society organizations. The IRCAI and its partners outlined the agenda for AI-related research, policy advice, capacity building and financing activities that the center will adopt. The IRCAI will promote research on the use of AI for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with core research functions guided by four international scientific committees on:

  • AI and Climate that will address the issue of water quality measurement,
  • AI and Education that will focus on AI algorithms that can make Open Educational Resources more accessible and easier to use,
  • AI and Assistive Technologies that will highlight the potential of using AI technologies to assist persons with disabilities, and
  • AI and Healthcare that will focus on the use of AI in vaccine development processes.