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Artificial Intelligence for 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.

Organizing Committee

Cordel Green, Samridhi Arora Kalra, Geoffrey Rockwell, Nicolás Arnáez, Erica Simmons, Soniya Mukhedkar, Trisha Ray, Maria Dolores Souza, Andrea Millwood Hargrave , Andrew J Haire, David Soutar.



The AI4IA conference is an on-demand conference with live sessions on 28 September 2022. On-demand viewing of the conference line-up will be available from 00:00 GMT  (+0) from 26 September until 28 September 2022. A live opening session will be held on 28 September 2022 from 13:00 GMT/08:00 EST on ZOOM.

On-demand Viewing

Pre-recorded speaker presentations that 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.

Live salon discussion

Live Salon Discussions on 28 September 2022. 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.