About AI Connect
The Atlantic Council GeoTech Center and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy (through funding managed by the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership) are proud to present the “AI Connect” initiative.
The program encourages the responsible stewardship of AI technologies in line with the OECD AI Principles and empowers low and middle-income countries to more effectively participate in the global, multi-stakeholder conversation on AI policy.
AI Connect builds a network of government officials, academics, and industry practitioners from emerging economies, as well as like-minded advanced economies who are influential in the global AI community. Members of the program attend global webinars on AI topics, receive a monthly newsletter from the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center, and join in-person regional workshops targeting the Indo-Pacific, Central and South America, Europe, and Africa. Travel funding is also made available to select AI Connect members to facilitate their attendance at global AI events, including conferences at multilateral bodies and those organized by the private sector as well as academic communities.
AI Connect was publicly announced on March 31st and recordings of the different webinars, keynote lectures, and summaries of the in-person workshops can be found below. Program organizers also hold regular external stakeholder meetings throughout the period of performance of the grant, which ends in March 2023.