Category SDGs

Canada’s Bell MTS launches IoT in agriculture initiative

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 […]

AI for Good Global Summit should spawn actionable ideas: Q&A with Elim Kay

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 […]

Exploring smart digital transformation: Telecom World 2017

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 […]

How the Safetipin app is making Delhi’s streets safer for women

“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 […]

AI for Good: Merging biology and AI – the future of health care

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 […]

AI for Good: Unlocking health-promoting benefits with AI (Q&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 […]

AI for Good: How advanced crop intelligence can help solve food production challenges

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 […]