Arun Shroff was an invited expert and speaker at the second AI for Good Global Summit organized by the ITU in Geneva on 15-17 May 2018, in partnership with the XPRIZE Foundation, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and sister United Nations agencies including UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, and The World Bank
The AI for Good series is the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on AI. It brings together leaders and experts from around the world to explore how AI can be used to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet and help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The summit continued to formulate strategies to ensure trusted, safe and inclusive development of AI technologies and equitable access to their benefits. ‘Breakthrough teams’ demonstrated the potential of AI to map poverty and aid with natural disasters using satellite imagery, how AI could assist the delivery of citizen-centric services in smart cities, and new opportunities for AI to help achieve Universal Health Coverage, and finally to help achieve transparency and explainability in AI algorithms.
Arun presented a solution to prevent vision loss for millions globally, by using AI to detect diabetic retinopathy, as part of the health track. You can view his presentation below: