Step into the forefront of innovation with the ITCILO Artificial Intelligence Manifesto

AI Manifesto

At the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organization (ITCILO), we stand at the forefront of educational advancement, recognizing the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in shaping the landscape of learning and development. AI stands as a beacon of innovation, offering boundless potential to revolutionize traditional educational paradigms. Its impact is profound, with the capacity to not only reshape the way we teach and learn but also to enrich skills development on a global scale. By leveraging AI technologies, we can unlock new avenues of knowledge dissemination, tailor learning experiences to individual needs, and foster a dynamic and adaptive educational environment that transcends traditional boundaries

Harnessing AI for the future of education, skills development, and sustainable growth

We believe that the influence of AI extends beyond the confines of the training room, permeating into society to drive sustainable growth and development. By harnessing AI's capabilities, we can gain valuable insights into emerging trends and skill requirements, empowering beneficiaries to make informed decisions that continuously build capacity. From optimizing workforce training programs to facilitating lifelong learning initiatives, AI holds the promise of creating a more resilient and agile workforce equipped to thrive in an ever-evolving global marketplace. Initiatives like our chatbot AnswerMate exemplify our commitment to leveraging AI to transform the way staff interacts with internal governance documentation. AnswerMate represents a step forward in harnessing the capabilities of AI to enhance accessibility, streamline information retrieval, and ensure accuracy in navigating the complex web of internal governance systems.

In essence, AI represents not just a technological innovation but a paradigm shift—a catalyst for progress that has the potential to reshape the future of education, skills development, and sustainable growth.

The guiding principles that guide our work

The integration of AI in learning also brings different challenges. Concerns about widening inequalities, perpetuating biases, and hindering inclusive learning experiences demand our attention. 

In response, ITCILO presents its manifesto—a set of commitments aimed at addressing these emerging challenges and guiding our approach to AI in education. These commitments serve as guiding principles, ensuring that as we embrace AI, we do so responsibly and inclusively, with a focus on maximizing its potential for the betterment of all learners.

Our commitments

Building upon the United Nations’ principles for the ethical use of AI, and the UNESCO Beijing Consensus on Artificial Intelligence and Education, ITCILO is committed to harnessing the benefits of AI while safeguarding ethical considerations and ensuring human centeredness.

The five points listed in this manifesto should be seen as a guiding principle to tackle the critical concerns that are emerging due to the increasing use of artificial intelligence in education.

  • Democratizing Access to Education
  • Enhancing Learning Experiences
  • Promoting Lifelong Learning
  • Ethical and Responsible AI
  • Continuous Innovation and Adaptation

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