Driving Positive Change: The Zero Project Joins AIM Global inShaping the Future of AI in Industry

Vienna, Austria – 2 April, 2024 – The Zero Project has joined AIM Global, the Global Alliance
on Artificial Intelligence for Industry and Manufacturing. This strategic collaboration reflects
the shared commitment to advancing safe, sustainable, and inclusive use of AI in industry and

Guided by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), AIM Global
promotes the responsible development and deployment of AI and frontier technologies. Aligned
with the UN Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda, AIM Global shapes a digital future that
is open, secure, and beneficial to all.
AI technologies are transforming industry and manufacturing, offering unprecedented

opportunities for increased efficiency, productivity, and sustainability. However, the adoption of
these technologies also brings ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and the imperative for
inclusivity. As a new member, the Zero Project is excited to contribute to AIM Global’s mission
of unlocking the full potential of AI for industry.
Founded by Austrian non-profit Essl Foundation in 2008, the Zero Project is a global and

research-driven initiative to support the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of
Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It offers a comprehensive body of research that captures
innovation for disability inclusion on a global scale. With Artificial Intelligence at the forefront of
current technological developments, the Zero Project focuses on using its data to advance
disability inclusion and innovation processes with the support of its global network of more than
10,000 experts and strategic partnerships for the development of AI-based tools.
“The Zero Project is excited to join AIM Global, where forward-thinking partners collaborate to

harness the power of AI responsibly,” said Michael Fembek, CEO of the Zero Project. “By being
part of this community, we anticipate collaborative opportunities, innovative solutions, and a
shared vision for the ethical and effective application of AI to unfold during this exciting journey.”

Judith Hermetter, Head of Communications


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