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ITU Blog becomes ITU News — same quality content, new look and feel

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 […]

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 […]

Why IEEE’s Computer Society Chair supports the AI for Good Global Summit: Q&A

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 […]

Big data for social good: How Telenor is using big data to tackle big problems

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.  In the quest to find sustainable long-term solutions to social challenges, Telenor Group’s vision to empower societies is an ambition to create shared value […]

Preparing for an AI-driven society

Like major transformations before it, Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to transform our lives and to lead us to a better world, while creating even greater impact for business and society. Already, machines and programs that can sense, learn, reason, and act, are tackling large-scale global challenges in a variety of fields, including science, medicine, education, […]

Women’s digital inclusion is key to sustainable economic growth

Last week, as thousands of young women participated in International Girls in ICT Day events around the globe, the ‘W20’ in Germany issued a declaration, entitled “Putting Gender Equality at the Core of the G20.” The declaration stated that “the G20’s goal of inclusive and sustainable economic growth in an interconnected world will not be […]

Inclusive e-commerce as catalyst for future economic growth: Alibaba’s Jack Ma

Jack Ma, founder and Chairman of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba – and the United Nations’ Special Advisor for Youth, Entrepreneurship and Small Business at UNCTAD — inspired audiences at UNCTAD’s E-Commerce Week on the theme of inclusive e-commerce. As one of the most anticipated events of the week, the Digital Transformation for All: Empowering Entrepreneurs and […]