How AI is democratizing innovation in esports and beyond

By ITU News It’s no secret now that esports are taking over both real and virtual worlds with a global audience nearing half a billion spectators. And esports industry statistics are earth-shattering, with annual growth rates as high as 20 per cent and revenues exceeding 1 billion USD per year. But what about the technology that makes the esports multiverse […]

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ITU Innovation Challenges: Ugandan tech solution helps deliver clean water for all

By ITU News If clean water came out of your tap when you turned it on this morning, consider yourself fortunate. Some 40 per cent of the world’s people face water scarcity. And the problem is getting worse. It is projected that one in four people will encounter and go through recurring water shortages by 2050. Achieving United Nations Sustainable […]

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Authentication solution for people with disabilities wins 1st prize at Kaleidoscope 2019

By ITU News Phillip H. Griffin from the U.S. has claimed 1st prize at Kaleidoscope 2019 for a proposal to extend the password-based ‘shared secret’ model of authentication with other authentication factors, such as biometrics. The proposal aims to support universal access to digital health services, recognizing that disabilities can sometimes form a barrier to the use of passwords. All […]

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Advancing ICT Accessibility at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum

By ITU News Persons with disabilities represent 15% of the world’s population, estimates the World Health Organization. This amounts to nearly one billion people who are more likely to experience barriers to education, poorer health outcomes, lower levels of employment, and higher poverty rates. Assistive technologies have proven to be life-changing for persons with disabilities. But how can we ensure […]

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Webinar, Thursday 28 September, 15:45 CEST: New ITU standards for quality of video gaming, streamed media and speech quality

By ITU News A webinar tomorrow at 15:45 CEST will offer insight into new ITU standards to assess the user-experienced quality of video games, streamed media and speech quality.  The webinar will also provide an introduction to open-source ITU speech coding tools on GitHub. The webinar is an initiative to share the results of the 19-28 September meeting of the […]

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Contribute to open-source ITU speech coding tools on GitHub

By ITU News The ITU-T Software Tool Library for speech and audio coding has been introduced to GitHub to open access to the library’s development. Find the library at https://github.com/openitu/STL. The ITU-T Software Tool Library has developed over more than 20 years of ITU standardization work on speech and audio coding. The tools are applicable to narrowband telephony as well […]

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn deal highlights key ICT trends

Carolyn Mathas Microsoft’s deal to purchase LinkedIn at a 50% premium to its share price is one of the largest tech acquisitions in decades. It will be important to watch how the USD26.2 billion deal is implemented, because the move spotlights two trends with big implications for the enterprise cloud market – and, in turn, for the broader information and […]

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