Open call – AI powered visions for a sustainable future

How can artificial intelligence (AI) accelerate our progress towards sustainable development and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

This question will be addressed for the fourth time by representatives of the United Nations and the world of AI at the AI for Good Global Summit, the leading United Nations platform for dialogue on sustainable AI development, from 4-8 May 2020.

The AI for Good Global Summit 2019 for the first time brought together artists from all over the world using AI to push the limits of human creativity. Their contribution was one of the highlights of the Summit steering the conversation away from dystopian narratives towards a more human-centric dialogue. Now, for the first time, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), XPRIZE Foundation and STATE are launching an international open call for art projects to be presented throughout the AI for Good Global Summit 2020 program, stages and exhibit areas.


AI for Good: Art Program
While AI technologies offer artists and creatives a range of exciting new tools and opportunities, it is in the creation of contexts and the negotiation of what matters to us where the true meaning of the work of artists starts to emerge. As the development of AI raises an array of important questions and challenges, we need skilled translators and facilitators to allow us to reflect and inspire these changes. Hence, a comprehensive discourse must include as many voices as possible in order to identify positive visions of how AI may be used for our maximum benefit.
The aim of the AI for Good exhibition and art program is to expand the otherwise highly technological debate on the possibilities and limits of AI to include application-oriented cultural and social perspectives.


Open Call
This call is addressing artists working with or around the topic of AI. Applicants may stem from disciplines such as interactive art, performance, computer animation, film, and visual effects, digital communities and social media, hybrid art, data art, and sculptural art. The artwork or performance will be presented within the context of AI for Good Global Summit 2020.

Would you like to connect with a global community of AI innovators, problem owners, and sustainable development experts? Are you willing to share your art and ideas on how to achieve a sustainable future?

To apply to be part of the AI for Good exhibition and art program, you will need to complete the application via our application platform until 29 February:

We are looking forward to your submission!

Schedule and deadlines:

  • Deadline for applications: 29 February 2020

  • Announcement of accepted artists: 15 March 2020

  • AI for Good Summit (Geneva) 4-8 May

Travel & Production:

  • The summit organizer will take over the costs for setup, production, display and communication of selected artworks.

  • All accepted artists are invited to participate in the whole summit. Basic travel costs of selected artists will be covered.


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