How Montenegro is boosting digital innovation

By ITU News ITU recently connected with H.E Dragica Sekulić, Minister of the Economy for Montegnegro, about her country’s efforts to boost its information and communication technology (ICT) innovation ecosystem. How dynamic is the ICT ecosystem of Montenegro? The continuous work of the Government in the previous period has created strong and sustainable preconditions for the accelerated development of the […]

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How Artificial Intelligence could shape the mobility industry for the better

By Jan Feiling, Venture Architect at Forward31 (powered by Porsche Digital) Looking at the status quo on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) impacts mobility for the better shows us the obvious future: Of course, autonomous driving and AI-based driver assistant systems will reduce more and more crashes and save human lives. Optimized, personalized routing and smart traffic light systems will lower […]

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How UAE is boosting its digital transformation in the face of COVID-19

By H.E Hamad Al Mansoori, Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of the United Arab Emirates The last few months have been difficult for everyone across the globe. Never had anyone imagined that such a calamity would fall upon them. No one was prepared to face the challenge and its impact, especially in the financial area. We often wonder […]

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How cloud computing has supported the COVID-19 response

By ITU News The global COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to reinvent how we work, learn, help, engage and socialize. Cloud computing has played a crucial role in enabling businesses and governments to quickly apply solutions to respond to the crisis and maintain continuity. Cloud computing, often referred to as ‘the Cloud’, is defined by ITU as a paradigm for […]

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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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International standardization in virtual space: ITU’s decisive response to COVID-19

By Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau ITU standards provide the technical foundations of the global ICT ecosystem, binding together the rich diversity of ICT networks, devices and services that have become so essential to business and daily life. These standards are developed iteration by iteration, consensus decision by consensus decision, propelled by the contributions and associated […]

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The automotive cloud: Q&A with Christian Senger, Volkswagen

By ITU News ITU recently connected with Christian Senger, CEO of the new Car.Software Organization in the Volkswagen Group and Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Passenger Cars, to learn more about the future of automotive software and the Volkswagen Group’s approach to a changing auto industry landscape. What do you see as the most important ways that […]

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The next big leap: How quantum physics will shape technology

By ITU News At one minute to midnight on 31 December 1999, the world held its breath as we entered the new millennium. The Y2K bug – a computer flaw that was the result of a widely used computer programming shortcut – was expected to cause widespread chaos to computer systems around the world; industries and national infrastructures such as […]

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Tech for public health: Kameleon’s Community Tablet (VIDEO)

By ITU News Dayn Amade is the founder of Kameleon, a company from Mozambique empowering rural communities with digital learning platforms through TABLET Comunitário, or Community Tablet. In an interview with ITU this week at the ITU Telecom World event in Budapest, Mr Amade cites the reality of an increasingly digitized world and how the internet has become the first […]

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Leaving no one behind: Niger’s Smart Villages Project

By Hani Eskandar, ICT Applications Coordinator for ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau It is by no means strange that the most ambitious and innovative initiatives come from those who need them most. Take Niger, for example. The landlocked country is 70 per cent desert and more than 80 per cent of its population live in rural areas. The country’s economy is largely based […]

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