Head - Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, UNICRI
Irakli Beridze has 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. Dr. Beridze is advising governments and international organizations on numerous issues related to international security, scientific and technological developments, emerging technologies, innovation and disruptive potential of new technologies, particularly on the issue on crime prevention, criminal justice and security. He is supporting governments worldwide on the strategies, action plans, roadmaps and policy papers on AI. Since 2014, Dr. Beridze 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. He focuses on 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. For his contribution to innovative technology solutions, he received a Doctorate of the Business and Technology University (honoris causa). He has been 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 the issues related to AI. Additionally, Dr. Beridze is an International Gender Champion supporting the IGC Panel Parity Pledge. He is also recipient of recognition on the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the OPCW in 2013.