Category Big Data

How machine learning can help protect life below water

Our oceans are vast. They cover more than 70% of the earth’s surface and the sheer size of the oceans makes tracking and measuring life under water an enormous task. New advances in satellite observation, open data and machine learning now allow us to process the massive amounts of data being produced. And they could not have come at […]

SK Telecom’s new USD 4.2 billion push into AI and IoT tech

South Korea’s biggest mobile carrier pledges huge invstment over just three years Aims to grow IoT and machine learning ecosystem 5G will be an important component SK Telecom, the Republic of Korea’s biggest mobile carrier, is to spend 5 trillion won (US$4.2 billion) over the next three years on artificial intelligence, or machine learning, and IoT. […]

ITU standardization takes up strong position to power the smart 5G era

ITU membership has called for ITU’s standardization arm to expand its study of the wireline networking innovations required to achieve the ambitious performance targets of smart 5G systems. This call has come in parallel with ITU members’ reaffirmation of the importance of ITU’s standardization work to drive the coordinated development of ultra-high-speed transport networks, the […]

#ITUdata: key to achieve socio-economic development

To celebrate #WorldStatisticsDay, Cosmas Zavazava looks at how ITU statistics can help achieve the SDGs. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the great potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve socio-economic development. #ITUdata helps us accomplish a noble mission: to unlock the full potential of ICTs for the achievement of the Sustainable Development […]

Europe and Japan collaborate on Smart Cities with cloud-based ‘CPaaS.io’

The European Union and Japan have launched a two-and-a-half-year programme that aims to provide cities with a cloud-based platform to link government data with the Internet of Things. Called CPaaS.io (City Platform-as-a-Service–integrated and open), the platform will link technologies like the Internet of Things, big data, and cloud with open government data and linked open data, […]

How can AI-powered cars help make cities smarter?

Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based equipment will increasingly become standard in both infotainment and in advanced driver assisted systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle applications, according to a recent Automotive Electronics Roadmap Report from IHS. The report indicates that “…unit shipments of artificial intelligence (AI) systems used in infotainment and ADAS systems are expected to rise from just […]

Tracking illegal wildlife trade with #BigData

To mark World Environment Day 2016 on 5 June, ITU explores the role of Big Data in preventing the illegal wildlife trade. Great apes have disappeared from Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Togo; a subspecies of Javan rhino went extinct in Vietnam in 2011 and the last western black rhinos have vanished from Cameroon; and […]