Category Artificial Intelligence

How artificial intelligence can help boost human rights: Amnesty International

Amnesty International’s mission is simple: we want everyone in the world to enjoy their human rights. Human rights are the modern embodiment of centuries-old human ideals: justice, equality, freedom and dignity. Many of the freedoms that billions of people take for granted today would not have been possible without decades of hard work to codify […]

Time to end the ‘AI: good or evil?’ debate and act for good (Opinion)

The following post was first published in IT World Canada. It highlights ITU’s new work to harness the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) for social good, including the upcoming AI for Good Global Summit in June. There is so much written on this debate that it is nearly impossible to read and consider it all.  Do a […]

AI expert Stephen Ibaraki briefs UN ahead of AI for Good Global Summit (VIDEO)

Noted expert on artificial intelligence (AI) Stephen Ibaraki last week chaired and presented a keynote address at the United Nations Headquarters New York ITU Briefing on the upcoming AI for Good Global Summit. Mr Ibaraki, who is helping ITU and XPRIZE Foundation launch the first annual AI for Good Global Summit in June, opened the briefing by updating attendees […]

The next frontier is here: 3 key capabilities that make AI so valuable

We live in a time of great transformation. Over the last thirty years, technology has fueled a host of changes in how we live, work, and enable the public good. Now, we’re on the cusp of a major change that could revolutionize almost every sector, industry, and government service. This change is Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

Quantum computing: New threats require new security approaches

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming smarter, faster, and more humanlike thanks to the inevitable rise of quantum computing. “While today’s computers can find patterns buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions where data may be incomplete or patterns cannot be seen because the number of exploration paths to get to […]

Accelerating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals through AI

Continuing on from Mobile and Cloud First, “AI First” is quickly becoming a top solution strategy for industry and governments, as evidenced by massive artificial intelligence (AI) investments in the billions. IDC has predicted revenues of nearly 50 billion globally in 2020 at a 55% compound annual growth rate. But it’s not just about business […]

5 key takeaways from Mobile World Congress

Artificial Intelligence, connected cars and drones dominated headlines coming out of Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona last week. And, as we mentioned, 5G standardization discussions heated up. But as the dust settles after this massive event, which is often a beacon for where the biggest trends in tech are headed, what are the main […]