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Invitation to Register for 3rd Artificial Intelligence Information Accessibility Conference

The UNESCO Information For All Programme (IFAP) Working Group on Information Accessibility (WGIA), is hosting its third online one-day conference on 28 September 2022. This event will be hosted in collaboration with the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS) and AI for Society (AI4S), both at University of Alberta, Canada, the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED) in ORF, India and the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica. It is being organised under the auspices of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean, Kingston, Jamaica and the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe.

AI can be very beneficial to society but if abused it can also be very harmful. The AI4IA Conference, therefore, raises a range of issues, including the relationship between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Law, AI and Ethics, media and our right to know, creativity and innovation. It is necessary to understand how AI can be made inclusive, enabling the widest cross-section of society. This event provides a platform for open discourse involving participants from academia, civil society, the private sector and government.

To allow for better global participation, wider reach, and greater inclusivity in the program, the conference will consist of three components:

    • On-Demand Viewing : Pre-recorded speaker presentations will be available for
      on-demand viewing from 26 September 2022 at 00:00 GMT. These will be
      available for a limited time on the Gather Town platform and accessible to all
      regions of the world
    • Live Opening Session : A live Opening Session on ZOOM which will be held on
      28 September at 13:00 GMT
    • Live Salon Discussion : Live Salon Discussions on 28 September 2022
      at 08:00 – 10:00 (GMT) and 16:00-18:00 (GMT). These are interactive
      sessions intended to stimulate the informal networking, thought-provoking
      discussion, and allow speakers and participants to gather on the Gather Town
      platform and engage with one another.

To register for this virtual conference, visit https://www.ai4iaconference.com/

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