Universal framework to solve problems with AI

Addressing the world’s grandest challenges with Artificial Intelligence




We seek to gather a true ecosystem to democratize access to AI capabilities, to allow anyone, anywhere to benefit from the possibilities that AI can provide.

We are working to connect problem owners with the community of solvers, to collectively create solutions with AI. We aim to implement a framework for participation and cooperation to make using and benefiting from AI available to all.



AI will have the greatest impact when everyone can benefit from it.


Realizing the promise of AI requires engaging a much broader diversity of creators, and to focus on a wider range of tasks that respond to various global needs. We are committed to the idea that AI systems deployed across a range of communities should be designed with people whose perspectives reflect that diversity.

It is becoming clear that systemic barriers to entry must be fixed and technology be made available to the largest possible community of developers, entrepreneurs, users, and organizations, which will then identify and enable far broader applications in response to actual needs.



Join the journey and let’s solve the world's’ most pressing challenges with AI.

Participating in AI Commons means joining forces to unlock the potential of Artificial Intelligence to drive a new era of development, growth and productivity for all. It is a collective effort with multi-sectoral support from the entire ecosystem impacted by the advancement of AI practitioners and beneficiaries. Together we are pushing the boundaries of AI to solve real-world problems.

Join us in solving the world’s challenges. Start by letting us know you’re interested.

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The AI Commons will officially launch in the first part of 2019, with updates of the overall framework and structure. Participants and members will be able to join special events, working groups, and task forces to impact the building blocks.



AI Commons is an international nonprofit organization with a multi-stakeholder advisory governance model. It has already strong support from the ecosystem of AI practitioners, entrepreneurs, academia, NGOs, AI industry players and organizations/individuals focused on the common good.

founding members

active members and advisors


Trent McConaghy,

Founder, Ocean Protocol

Alexandre Cadain,

CEO, Anima

Vilas Dhar,

McGovern Foundation

Stefan German,

CEO, Foundation Botnar

Stephen Ibaraki,

Social Entrepreneur and Futurist - Chair REDDS VIP Capital, Co-Chair ACM Practitioner Board

Ilya Kirnos

CTO, SignalFire

Wendell Wallach,

consultant, ethicist, and scholar at Yale University's Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.

Frederic Werner

Senior Communication Officer, ITU

Sarah Coleporter,

CEO, InspiredMinds

Ramesh Raskar,

Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab, Senior Advisor to NITi Aayog, Govt of India AI initiative

Vincenzo Aquaro,

Chief Digital Government Branch. UNDESA

Marcel Salathe,

Associate Professor, EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne), Lausanne

Victor Yuen,

Head of Product, FaceMe

Julien Cornebise,

Director of Research and Head of London Office, Element AI

Mathilde Forslund

Independent Consultant, Fondation Botnar

Maria Axente

AI for Good Lead, PWC

Rowan Yeoman,

Social entrepreneur and investor

Primavera de Filippi,

Researcher & Faculty Associate, CERSA CNRS, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University

Eileen Donahoe,

Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator, Stanford University

P Anandan,

CEO, Wadhwani AI

Cedric Villani,

Mathematician and Politician

Bastiaan Quast

Economist, ITU

Kenny Chen,

Innovation Director, Ascender

Michael Martin

Head of Communities, SignalFire


Supporting Organizations

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We are looking for people to participate and help us realize the vision of the AI Commons.

Perhaps you have a grand challenge you would like solved - or might contribute toward solving one. Or maybe you’re interested in contributing to the development of the AI Commons through expertise, funding or time?

If you believe in our vision and wish to participate - register your interest and join our journey.


Contact Us

For other inquiries outside of registering your interest, please contact us using this form.


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