Session 1E: Catalyzing Change: Strengthening Generative AI Through Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Innovation [SDGs: 8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, 9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure]

July 9, 2024

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

This panel aims to critically explore the synergistic relationship between entrepreneurship, inclusive innovation, and the advancement of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI). The session is designed to provide an in-depth academic and practical examination of how entrepreneurial ventures and inclusive innovation practices can significantly enhance the development and application of generative AI technologies. The panel will bring together experts from the fields of AI development, entrepreneurship, and technology policy to discuss strategies for fostering an ecosystem where generative AI can thrive through innovative business models and inclusive approaches. Key discussion points will include identifying barriers to entry in the AI field, exploring how diverse perspectives can lead to more robust and ethical AI solutions, and examining case studies of successful AI startups that have contributed to the field’s advancement. Additionally, the panel will address the role of policy frameworks in supporting equitable and sustainable AI innovation. By delving into these areas, the session seeks to shed light on the pivotal role entrepreneurship and inclusivity play in driving forward the capabilities and applications of generative AI, thus catalyzing transformative change in the technology landscape.