How we can humanize AI to empower employees

By Elaine Murphy, General Manager of LiveTiles for Europe, the Middle East and Africa The world of work is riding a business transformation wave that is continuously buffeted by the latest technology developments, most recently in the realm of artificial intelligence (AI). Despite this relentless change, it is never just about the power of technology, but about the ability of […]

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Why we need a ‘whole-of-government’ approach to digital investments

By Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau; and Kate Wilson, CEO of the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) *The below text is the Foreword of the newly launched SDG Digital Investment Framework paper. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set to be achieved by 2030, are not currently on track. Progress can be accelerated, however, through the […]

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How Seabin is helping clean the oceans of plastic waste

By ITU News A small floating device can be heard quietly whirring from the dock in Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, helping to solve one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. About eight million tonnes of plastic waste is added to the oceans every year — equivalent to one garbage truck of plastic being dumped into our oceans every minute — […]

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International Women’s Day: Building ICT infrastructure for gender equality

By Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General For International Women’s Day (IWD) I reaffirm my commitment to ensuring that the information and communication technologies (ICTs) of today are accessible to all, and offer benefits to all, regardless of gender. It is well accepted that gender equality is a fundamental human right and key to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) worldwide. […]

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Four ways entrepreneurs can promote innovation in emerging markets

By ITU News Tech innovation and social entrepreneurship can improve billions of lives. This was the raison d’être of the 2018 Seedstars Summit, which connected innovators with investors and mentors to help them develop and scale up their new tech solutions in emerging markets. An online platform to sell quality-assured medicines in Nigeria. A toolkit and software application to teach […]

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Discover the power of Artificial Intelligence to drive ICT innovation in the first issue of the ITU Journal

By ITU News The first issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries forecasts how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will improve user experience by enhancing the performance and efficiency of communication networks. This technical analysis is matched with investigation of the social and ethical dimensions of advances in AI. The peer-reviewed ITU Journal publishes original research on technical innovation in ICT and […]

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Health For All: using ICTs to reach the last mile

By ITU News ‘Health For All’–the theme for World Health Day this year—highlights the urgent need to reach underserved communities. Much progress has been achieved in global health. For example, between 1990 and 2015, the number of children who died before age five decreased by more than half due to the expanded delivery of lifesaving interventions like bednets and vaccines. […]

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Connected vehicles at the cross-roads: what is needed for success?

By ITU News At the Geneva International Motor Show yesterday, next to the exhibition halls showing off car manufacturers’ latest creations, industry experts and UN representatives gathered to discuss how they will fast-forward the automotive industry — and the world — into the future. The Symposium on the Future Networked Car (FNC-2018), convened by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the […]

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Machine Learning for 5G: New ITU Focus Group sets agenda

By ITU News A new ITU Focus Group will propose standardization strategies to assist Machine Learning in contributing to the efficiency of emerging IMT-2020 (5G) systems. The group will define the requirements of Machine Learning as they relate to technology, data formats and network architectures. Contributions to the first meeting of the Focus Group in Geneva, 30 January to 2 […]

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How can telcos transform themselves in 2018?

By ITU News Telecommunications companies (telcos) face enormous opportunities and challenges in a greatly disrupted industry. In order to seize the opportunities, reverse downward revenue trends, and connect more customers to more new services worldwide, telcos must evolve much more rapidly. In some cases, they must transform their business models, overhaul operational procedures and redo their human resources training and recruitment policies. This was the consensus among a group of industry […]

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