This week, ITU News “soft launched” a new beta website. It is designed to present the same thought leadership, insights and trends you’ve come to expect on this blog, but in a more user-friendly format that ties together other ITU News digital products. The new site will replace the ITU Blog. [View the site!] You’ll […]

By 2020, the precision farming market is expected to grow to $4.8 billion Bell MTS and University of Manitoba launch IoT in agriculture initiative $500,000 fund supports the Bell MTS Innovations in Agriculture Program Student-driven development of broadband IoT solutions for agriculture Bell MTS has announced a $500,000 contribution to the University of Manitoba’s Front […]

By Dongmyun Lee — Chief Technology Officer, KT Today we are witnessing the start of an unprecedented smart revolution driven by the latest advanced digital and mobile technology: 5G. 5G promises to deliver higher data rates, lower latency, and more reliable connectivity. In a sense, these improvements are already happening, at a slow, but steady pace, […]

Trial of end-to-end applications between base station and devices Focus on applications in busy tourist, shopping and business locations in Tokyo Tests will uses the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform Nokia is to develop the 5G ecosystem with Japanese operator NTT Docomo to prepare for the upcoming introduction of the next generation wireless network. The […]

Renowned artificial intelligence (AI) expert Stephen Ibaraki recently interviewed Elim Kay, the CEO of Kay Family Foundation, about why he is supporting the AI for Good Global Summit (AGGS) this June in Geneva, Switzerland. Below is an excerpted version of the interview. Q: Personally, professionally, and as CEO of the Kay Family Foundation, why are you supporting the ITU and […]

A decade ago, smart phones brought a whole new meaning to a popular adjective. But ‘smart’ has not stopped there – from smart fridges to smart cars and smart cities, we are living in an ever-smarter world. A world where applications, solutions, products, and increasingly whole industries are making innovative use of information and communication […]

“The lack of safety has a very important impact on women’s lives. If we think a place is unsafe, we don’t go out. We don’t go out at night. We don’t let our daughters go out. We decide not to take up jobs when we might have to come back late,” Dr. Kalpana Viswanath co-Founder […]

We are facing a crossroads in health care. With an aging population and globalization facilitating the spread of disease, significant challenges have emerged. However, technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and biological models are providing more answers. By combining the complex elements of human biology with the computational power of AI, we can pave a […]

ITU News interviewed Dr Nora Khaldi, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Nuritas™ and Emmet Browne, Chief Executive Officer, Nuritas™ Dr Khaldi, can you tell us about what Nuritas™ does and how it uses AI for good? NK — Nuritas™ is the first company in the world to use artificial intelligence and proteom­ics to find and […]

Farmers spend nearly half of their operational budgets on agrochemicals such as herbicides and pesticides. Unfortunately, they usually apply these to entire fields at a time, which generates high chemical costs and decreases the efficacy of the chemicals. Such widespread application of chemicals harms the environment, endangers human health, and increases the likelihood of chem­ical-resistance […]

Renowned artificial intelligence (AI) expert Stephen Ibaraki recently interviewed Jiang (John) Chen, the founder of WikiOmni and Word4App about why he is supporting the AI for Good Global Summit (AGGS) this June in Geneva, Switzerland. Below is an excerpted version of the interview. Q: Personally, professionally, and as founder of WikiOmni and Word4App, why are you supporting … AGGS? A: […]

How did a Malaysian video-streaming service, DailyTV, gain 1 million users within the first year of launch? “We filled up this platform with the best local content, we launched our services, and it just kicked off,” says Kevin Saw, CEO and co-founder of Evangeline Verto, the company that produced the popular platform. Mr. Saw’s comments […]

Only 5% of the world’s existing languages are readily accessible on the Internet according to the Broadband Commission. With more than 7,000 distinct languages in use around the world, many of them are at risk of going extinct. To ensure that the world’s abundance of linguistic diversity is well-preserved, there are international efforts needed to ensure […]

Intel launches its Connected Logistics Platform Honeywell unveils its Connected Freight solution, based on CLP Sensors tags monitor a wide range of environmental indicators Cloud-based solution and data analytics help create optimal route planning Intel has partnered with Honeywell to help curb the worldwide financial impact from cargo loss as products journey through the supply […]

17 May was World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  The Large Hadron Collider is responsible for some of the most important scientific discoveries in physics, such as the higgs boson particle. Lying […]

Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity provider Sigfox has become a member of ITU to influence international standardization for IoT technologies and applications. Sigfox operates a low-bandwidth network dedicated to providing IoT devices with low-cost, low-power connectivity on a global scale. Sigfox’s participation in ITU standardization will assist the company in its mission ‘to give a […]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) does more than make our technology smarter, it also protects the planet. Consider the work of researchers in the field of ‘Computational Sustainability‘ – a field of AI research making us better stewards of life on Earth. Despite being a relatively new research field, Computational Sustainability has already helped fight wildlife poaching, […]

Renowned artificial intelligence (AI) expert Stephen Ibaraki recently interviewed Andy Chen, the Computer Society Chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer (IEEE) and President & CEO of the Catronic Enterprise consulting firm, about why IEEE is supporting the AI for Good Global Summit (AGGS) this June in Geneva, Switzerland. Below is an excerpted version of the […]

17 May is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  This year, WTISD explores the theme Big Data for Big Impact. ITU News had the opportunity to interview a Big Data expert, Jade […]

17 May is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  Today the world recognizes World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) and the opportunities to leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to meet the […]

17 May is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  Big Data is a valuable tool for 21st century infrastructure projects and the case of Swisscom’s smart city project illustrates how Big Data can help […]

As China embarks on its One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative to reinvigorate key international trade routes through massive infrastructure projects, one of the most important investment areas will be information and communication technologies (ICTs). ICTs form the backbone of today’s digital economy. They enable the work of industries and services, governments, businesses and citizens. […]

At the start of the annual ITU Council in Geneva, Switzerland today, outgoing Council Chair Julie Zoller welcomed incoming Chair Eva Spina of Italy to take the reins of the member-led governing body that ensures that ITU’s activities, policies and strategies fully respond to today’s rapidly changing telecommunications environment. “We shared the podium last year, the first […]

17 May is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day with the theme “Big Data for Big Impact.” ITU and our members are exploring how Big Data can help solve the world’s biggest challenges.  IBM Research Africa is currently working on a wide range of development projects across Africa, using Big Data to make headway towards achieving the United […]