The U.S. Department of State awarded a cooperative agreement to the Atlantic Council to continue engagement with the international community developed under the “Promoting American Leadership, Democratic Values, and Economic Prosperity in Artificial Intelligence (AI)” initiative.  The Atlantic Council will implement the project funded by the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy’s (CDP) Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) to promote an open, interoperable, reliable, and secure digital economy.

AI Connect II is designed to encourage the responsible stewardship of AI technologies in line with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) AI Principles and empower low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to participate more effectively in global, multi-stakeholder conversations on AI policy.

AI Connect II will bring together a cohort of 150 policymakers, academics, practitioners, and other private sector representatives from selected countries to engage with subject matter experts.  The Atlantic Council will work with participants to support their country’s efforts to develop robust AI strategies, foster meaningful connections between individuals working in the same region on responsible AI development, and bring their voices to international forums to enable more inclusive global conversations.

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