ITU Blog: 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)…

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ITU Blog: ‘INVESTING IN TEENAGE GIRLS’ ON WORLD POPULATION DAY #WPD2016

Access to ICTs can facilitate generational change, exposing young women to new ideas and connections, engaging them in the digital economy, and promoting gender equality. Yet, women are underrepresented in the ICT field around the world. Not only are there…

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ITU Blog: How can Satellites help to achieve the SDGs?

Today, there are over 1,300 satellites in space, used for a variety of tasks that are pivotal to our networked lives. Space activities include the provision of global positioning information, helping to prevent and mitigate natural and man-made disasters, and…

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ITU Blog: How ICTs can open up the world of music to deaf people

The recent World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2016 (WTISD 2016)celebrations in Geneva followed the theme of ICT entrepreneurship for social impact. It featured akeynote presentation from Mr Raphael Silva, co-founder of Project Ludwig, an application which brings music to the…

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Reminder to research community: 20 June deadline to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope academic conference 2016

Just ten days remain to submit a paper to Kaleidoscope 2016: ICTs for a Sustainable World. Researchers are invited to submit papers looking into ICT developments capable of supporting the broad spectrum of innovation required to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable…

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ITU Blog: We don’t have a plan B for the future: ICTs and achieving the SDGs

Very early on in my medical career, I saw that children and their mothers got sick primarily because of the conditions under which they were living. I became convinced that if you want to do good for people in our…

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