Save the date: Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development Goals

Alien Technology Transfer is delighted to announce that President Arianna Tibuzzi will be joining the panel discussion at the upcoming AI4SDGs webinar on March 3rd, 2021. Organised by the Circle of Sustainable Europe (CoSE) and AI Governance International, the AI4SDGs events are a series of online meetings dedicated to recognizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovators contributing to one or more United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A study published in June 2020 by Ricardo Vinuesa and others on Nature Communications finds that AI can enable the accomplishment of 134 targets across the 17 SDGs, but it may also inhibit 59 targets. The United Nations recognises that the emergence of AI and its progressively wider impact on many sectors may influence the ability to meet all SDGs in ways that still need to be investigated.

Join the discussion on AI and Sustainable Development Goals

The AI4SDGs webinar invites outstanding AI innovators and sustainable development experts to join the discussion, presenting their projects and visions on the future of AI. Arianna Tibuzzi will bring to the table Alien Technology Transfer's experience in deeptech and public funding, introducing the opportunities and challenges for AI innovators under Horizon Europe, the new European Commission's research and innovation framework programme running from 2021-2027.

Programme of the event

The webinar is open to everybody and specifically targeted at Machine Learning developers, data scientists, students of Computer Science, Social Science, and practitioners working on SDGs. The schedule of the 2,5 hours online event foresees an initial storytelling session followed by the panel discussion. On March 3rd, the storytelling session will see speeches from:
  • Aishatu Gwadabe – Peace technologist
  • Dr Victor Anton - Founder at
  • Seline van der Wat - Chief operating Officer at HearX
  • Marc Banoub - Founder at Lyra (Remote AI)
  • Sundar Narayanan - Ethics & Compliance professional, Researcher
In the panel discussion, Arianna Tibuzzi, President of Alien Technology Transfer, will be joined by:
  • Daniela Tulone, Ph.D. - Founder and President ecoSurge
  • Francesca Mazzi - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in AI and Sustainable Development at University of Oxford
  • Dr Shivam Gupta - Researcher at Bonn Sustainability Alliance
  • Eller Everett - Cofounder at BothofUs, Advisor at Permaculture for Business Innovation Panel

The Circle of Sustainable Europe

CoSE is a Brussels-based NGO combining, connecting and creating environmental sustainability projects across Europe. As an umbrella organization, CoSE aims to expand knowledge and awareness of today’s biggest climate change challenges. It does so by supporting cooperation between international, national, regional and local initiatives, addressing the SDGs set out by the United Nations, and providing these initiatives with a voice at the European level.

About Arianna

Arianna Tibuzzi is the President of Alien Technology Transfer. A long-time expert of EU funding and equity investment (Independent Expert Evaluator for the EC since 2010), Arianna has a PhD in Electronics Engineering from the University of Trento (Italy), she was a visiting researcher at the University of California Berkeley and a Fulbright scholar within the “Technology Entrepreneurship” programme at Santa Clara University. Former Director of the Tech Transfer Office of the Province Of Rome, she joined Alien Technology Transfer in 2014 and became its President in 2019. Please click here to read more on the AI4SDGs webinar and register for the event.

Published Date:02/24/2021