Policy Network on Artificial Intelligence (PNAI)


Global multistakeholder effort on AI 

The Policy Network on AI addresses policy matters related to the governance of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The primary goal is to foster dialogue and contribute to the global AI policy discourse. PNAI is a global multistakeholder effort hosted by the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum. The Policy Network brings AI and data governance experts, stakeholders and changemakers from across the world together. It provides an open and global platform to share and develop expertise, insights, and recommendations. 

PNAI is uniquely positioned to provide global and multidisciplinary stakeholder view on AI and data governance. The UN Secretary-General's Report Our Common Agenda explicitly calls for the input and advice of the multistakeholder community on addressing advanced technologies, including AI. The multistakeholder community's input and advice are crucial for addressing advanced technologies. PNAI shares the community’s expert knowledge and contributes to global AI policymaking dialogues, processes and consultations.

    Building on the previous AI discussions

    PNAI’s work started in 2023. The new Policy Network engaged in an open and global multistakeholder process and delivered a report on AI and data governance. The report was presented and discussed at the 18th Annual IGF meeting held in Kyoto in 2023. 

    PNAI builds upon previous discussions and the wealth of knowledge within the IGF community on issues relevant to AI. PNAI emerged at the request of the IGF community. The Messages of the 17t Annual IGF meeting held in Addis Ababa conclude: “IGF could be used as a platform for developing cooperation mechanisms on artificial intelligence. A policy network on artificial intelligence could be considered for the upcoming work streams in order to review the implementation of different principles with appropriate tools and metrics.”


    Join the PNAI

    Participation in and contribution to PNAI are open to everyone. In 2024, PNAI will continue fruitful discussions on AI and data governance. 


    Maikki Sipinen ([email protected])

    In support of   SDGs