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25 January 2020 | in FISU

Sport, education and AI: tools for achieveing SDGs

FISU 1st Vice President Leonz Eder and FUSC President Hao PingDAVOS, Switzerland – The importance of using the global influence of sport towards positive social change cannot be overstated. The other powerful tool is education.


As FISU bridges both these crucial areas, FISU First Vice-President Leonz Eder participated in a session at the World Economic Forum that explored ‘A Roadmap for AI towards SDGs’.


This session, that examined the possibility of utilizing Artificial Intelligence towards achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, was jointly organised by Peking University under the leadership of its President and FUSC President Hao Ping, as well as University College London led by President Michael Arthur.


“During the session, it became clear that universities will play a major role in the utilisation of Artificial Intelligence in the years to come,” said Leonz Eder after the session.


“Universities and sports bodies will have to take the lead in AI by initiating partnerships between the academic world and corporate world, in order to combine human and artificial intelligence.”


The theme of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, that concluded on Friday 24 January was ‘Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.


The FISU First Vice-President also added that in the organisation of major sport events like the World University Games, FISU intends to take more actions to support the local organising committees in achieving sustainable development and protection of the environment.


The panel concluded with the remarks that AI presents a lot of opportunities in the future, but the stakeholders also have huge responsibilities.