Head of Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at UNICRI, UNITED NATIONS
Irakli Beridze, PhD is the Head of the Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at UNICRI, United Nations. More than 20 years of experience in leading multilateral negotiations, developing stakeholder engagement programmes with governments, UN agencies, international organisations, private industry and corporations, think tanks, civil society, foundations, academia, and other partners on an international level. Mr Beridze is advising governments and international organizations on numerous issues related to international security, scientific and technological developments, emerging technologies, innovation and the disruptive potential of new technologies, particularly on the issue of crime prevention, criminal justice and security. He is supporting governments worldwide on strategies, action plans, roadmaps and policy papers on AI. Since 2014, I Initiated and managed one of the first United Nations Programmes on AI. Initiating and organizing a number of high-level events at the United Nations General Assembly, and other international organizations. Finding synergies with traditional threats and risks as well as identifying solutions that AI can contribute to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. He is a member of various international task forces, including the World Economic Forum’s Global Artificial Intelligence Council, the UN High-level panel for digital cooperation, and the High-Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence of the European Commission. He is frequently lecturing and speaking on subjects related to technological development, exponential technologies, artificial intelligence and robotics and international security. He has numerous publications in international journals and magazines and is frequently quoted in media on issues related to AI. Irakli Beridze is an International Gender Champion supporting the IGC Panel Parity Pledge. He is also the recipient of recognition on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW in 2013.