We are excited to announce that next month we will launching the AIhub focus issue on “AI for Good”, which will specifically concentrate on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each month we will pick a different goal and highlight work in that area.
Our first SDG will be “good health and well-being”. This goal is particularly pertinent at present given the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are numerous other examples of AI usage in healthcare. Over the course of the coming month we will aim to bring you the latest research, news, opinions, and expert insight connected to the use of AI in healthcare.
We are looking for researchers, users and stakeholders who work in AI for healthcare to write, or talk, about their work. If you are interested in communicating your research to a wider audience then please do get in touch. Likewise, if you would like to make recommendations for people or specific topics we should feature, just send us an email.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 interlinked goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.
The 17 SDGs are: (1) No Poverty, (2) Zero Hunger, (3) Good Health and Well-being, (4) Quality Education, (5) Gender Equality, (6) Clean Water and Sanitation, (7) Affordable and Clean Energy, (8) Decent Work and Economic Growth, (9) Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, (10) Reducing Inequality, (11) Sustainable Cities and Communities, (12) Responsible Consumption and Production, (13) Climate Action, (14) Life Below Water, (15) Life On Land, (16) Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, (17) Partnerships for the Goals.
The world bank have created a series of interactive visualisations to display some key measures relating to each SDG. See the one for good health and well-being here. Access the whole series here.