Call for video demos: Showcasing digital transformation at the first virtual ITU Kaleidoscope conference

By ITU News A virtual conference by design, this year’s ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference will feature a global representation of expert views and demos to highlight why 2020 and beyond will be remembered for “industry-driven digital transformation”. Call for video demos: Broadcast your innovations to a global audience. Submit an extended abstract by 12 October 2020 for your demo to be considered. From […]

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Building an inclusive digital ecosystem for Earth

by Theadora Mills, Communications Officer at the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat As part of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2020, co-organized by the UN agencies ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) hosted an interactive webinar to bring together experts working to build an inclusive global Digital Ecosystem for Earth.  […]

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Tech startups join AI for Good Innovation Factory with live pitching

By ITU News At the first AI for Good Innovation Factory Live Pitching Session last week, tech startup entrepreneurs had 4 minutes each to pitch their artificial intelligence (AI) project remotely to a team of mentors. During the webinar, 5 entrepreneurs had the opportunity to showcase their tech startup projects, whose solutions aim to accelerate our progress to meet any one […]

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COVID-19: How can AI help fight hunger and food insecurity?

By ITU News For decades, the number of hungry people was declining. This isn’t true anymore. The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on food systems. But even before COVID-19 began to affect food systems and agricultural livelihoods, 135 million people were already facing acute food insecurity. The World Food Programme’s 2020 Global Report on Food Crises describes the […]

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How tech innovation is changing the Tour de France

By ITU News The 2018 Tour de France isn’t just a display of athletic prowess and endurance; it’s also a platform for showcasing some of the latest innovations in Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning. ITU recently caught up with Peter Gray, Senior Director – Technology at Dimension Data Sports Practice, an IT services firm, about […]

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