Press Release: Delivering best practices and more collaboration will drive interoperability of digital financial services

Access to payments infrastructures and National Payments Systems latest reports from ITU Focus Group on Digital Financial Services Geneva, 16 September 2016: Interoperability enables users worldwide to make electronic payment transactions with any other user – regardless of their service…

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ITU Blog: Could technical standards for Artificial Intelligence help us achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

The World Economic Forum has identified Artificial Intelligence (AI) as one of the top 6 trends shaping our society. Gartner’s 2016 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies has the perceptual smart machine age as a top 3 trend. And Tesla and SpaceX founder…

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Press Release: Policymakers place Smart Sustainable Cities at the heart of the New Urban Agenda

Smart cities and ICTs seen as a keys to unlocking the potential of Sustainable Development Goals Geneva, 09 September 2016 – Policymakers pledged today to take the key actions needed to achieve a successful transition to Smart Sustainable Cities in the…

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Media Advisory: World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly, Hammamet, Tunisia

ITU members to refine the strategic direction of ITU standardization Geneva, 07 September 2016 – Journalists are invited to submit their credentials for official media accreditation for ITU’s upcoming World Telecommunication Standardization Assembly (WTSA-16) in Hammamet, Tunisia, 25 October to 3…

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ITU Blog: ITU partners with IBM Watson’s XPRIZE to promote AI innovation

Data volumes are soaring to previously unimaginable heights. More data has been created in the past two years than in the entire history of humanity. 2.5 quintillion (that is, one-billion billion) bytes of data are produced every day by sensors, mobile…

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Communiqué: World’s leading standards bodies join forces in support of smart cities

Coalition to develop the standardized interfaces essential to the interconnection of city systems Inspired by dialogue at the World Smart City Forum in Singapore, 13 July 2016, representatives of IEC, ISO, ITU, IEEE, CEN-CENELEC and ETSI convened at a follow-up…

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