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Sweden serves as test bed for global guidelines on AI and children’s rights 

Friday, November 6, 2020

AI Sweden is selected by the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, to host one of fifteen pilot projects globally on the use of AI for children. Together with Lund University and the cities of Lund, Malmö, and Helsingborg, AI Sweden will evaluate the policy guidelines on AI for children developed by UNICEF by applying them to ongoing projects such as when using AI in children’s social services in Lund. The aim is to document how AI policies can become more child-centred in order to protect and support also our youngest citizens. 

AI Sweden will contribute with knowledge and expertise, as well as facilitate the evaluation process, and there will be opportunities for local government, experts and other stakeholders to get involved throughout the process. The initiative will further Sweden’s commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which was made law in the beginning of 2020, and bring concrete results and case studies that will benefit future developments in the field. 

Initial findings will be shared at the Global Forum on AI for Children in March 2021. Final case studies will be presented by July-September 2021 and the results will be analysed by researchers at Lund University. The other initiatives selected by UNICEF include for example the Government of Rwanda, Helsinki University Hospital and H&M Group.


For more information, please contact 

Malin Larsson, Eco-system and Node Manager
+46 (0)70-342 23 44

Mikael Ljungblom, Head of Communications and Public Affairs
+46 (0)707-99 68 63