Artificial intelligence > AI initiatives worldwide

Artificial intelligence is at the top of policy agendas for stakeholders and governmental institutions at both national and international levels. This page brings together links to a selection of AI initiatives being undertaken around the world.

National AI initiatives

A selection of national AI initiatives


Canada Canada


China China


Denmark Denmark


Estonia Estonia


Finland Finland


France France


Germany Germany


Italy Italy


Japan Japan


South-Korea Korea


United-Kingdom United Kingdom


United-States United States



International AI initiatives

A selection of international AI initiatives


G7 - 2018 Canadian presidency


G7 - 2017 Italian presidency


European Commission


International Telecommunications Union (ITU)


Nordic Co-operation


UNESCO - World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST)


United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Private stakeholder initiatives

A selection of private stakeholder initiatives on AI


AI Intitative

Governing the Rise of Artificial Intelligence – A Global Civic Debate”, launched September 2017


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Statement on Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability”, USACM, January 2017


European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

EESC opinion on the societal impact of AI” and Study Group on AI, May 2017


Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning (FATML)

Principles for Accountable Algorithms and a Social Impact Statement for Algorithms, 2016


Future of Life Institute




Harvard University


Information Technology Industry Council (ITI)


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence (JSAI)


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)




Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (PAI)


Stanford University


UNI Global Union


University of Cambridge


University of Montreal


University of Oxford