Global Index for Responsible Artificial Intelligence – Capacity building
Funded by a partnership between Global Affairs Canada and IDRC, the Global Index on Responsible Artificial Intelligence (AI) seeks to develop the first edition of the Global Index. The Global Index is a comprehensive, reliable, independent and comparative benchmark on the responsible development and use of AI systems in over 120 countries.
Alongside the index, the Global Index program will establish a Global South-focused small grants initiative to support capacity, research and practice at the country level that advances responsible rights-based approaches to AI and AI governance. These activities will lead to incentives and evidence-based decisions around investments designed to protect human rights, inform policies and strategies, support greater international collaboration and increase the capacity of actors and governments to shape how AI is used. This project covers operational costs incurred by IDRC associated with implementing the Global Index project as stipulated in the agreements with Global Affairs Canada.