UNESCO’s Open Dialogue On AI

In 2020, UNESCO launched the Open Dialogue On AI, a major international consultation to inform recommendations for AI governance.

About 50 deliberative activities were conducted by Mila and Algora Lab during the summer of 2020, with 611 participants from 54 countries, based on a text produced by a committee of experts and using the co-construction method of the Montréal Declaration.

The report produced from the participants’ inputs and the work of the expert committee resulted in the document Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, published by UNESCO in 2021. The method used for the consultation activities is accessible through the deliberation guide produced by OBVIA and Algora Lab, in partnership with CIFAR.

UNESCO's Open Dialogue On AI