ITU Blog: 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…

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Press Release: ITU launches global dialogue on Artificial Intelligence for good

AI for Good Global Summit aims to ensure that AI benefits humanity Geneva, 23 March 2017 – The AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, 7-9 June 2017, aims to accelerate the development and democratization of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions…

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Q&A: What’s the economic impact of ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) players?

Over-the-top (OTT) services such as Skype and WhatsApp are among today’s most popular communications services, and their providers are among the information and communication technology (ICT) sector’s most innovative and profitable companies. Network operators and OTT players, despite having quite…

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Can we secure connected cars from hackers? ‘The problem is cost.’ (VIDEO)

“There is, in the car industry, a very specific split on security,” Arnaud Taddei, Director of Security Solutions Architecture at Symantec, told ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car symposium at the world-famous Geneva International Motor Show. “There is…

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Not just ‘a smartphone on wheels’: Volvo’s plans for connected cars (VIDEO)

“We’re living in very exciting times right now. There’s a lot going on,” said David Holecek, Director of Connected Products and Services for Volvo, as he spoke to ITU on the sidelines of last week’s Future Networked Car symposium at the world-famous…

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Bridging the Standardization Gap: Lessons from the Caribbean

“In perusing the work of BSG [ITU’s Bridging the Standardization Gap programme], I was pleased to note that its main goals include addressing the disparities in the ability of developing countries to access and influence international ITU telecommunication standards, and facilitating…

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