The AI Civic Forum

The Civic Forum on AI is a pioneering platform for civic participation in AI, combining capacity building, online consultation and face-to-face deliberation. The project is rooted in methodologies of collective intelligence and participatory democracy, with online consultations and face-to-face deliberations. The online platform is designed to enable the greatest possible number of interactives through simultaneous text translations in five languages, and a text analysis algorithm to link contributions. The physical workshops are organized in partnership with community or government organizations around the world.

The Civic Forum on AI is co-led by The Future Society, MILA, Algora and the International Observatory on the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital. The Civic Forum on AI was among the 100 projects selected from more than 800 for the second edition of the Paris Peace Forum (11 to 13 November 2019). Our first mandate is to provide UNESCO with a report enabling them to establish standard-setting instrument specific to their competencies.