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26 May 2017 | 11:12 am
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 […]

25 May 2017 | 8:25 am
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 […]

24 May 2017 | 4:12 pm
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 […]

24 May 2017 | 4:10 pm
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 […]

23 May 2017 | 3:20 pm
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 […]

23 May 2017 | 1:49 pm
Why WikiOmni and Word4App founder John Chen supports the AI for Good Global Summit: Q&A
Renowned artificial intelligence (AI) expert Stephen Ibaraki recently interviewed Jiang (John) Chen, the founder of WikiOmni and Word4App 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 founder of WikiOmni and Word4App, why are you supporting … AGGS? A: […]

22 May 2017 | 12:53 pm
Winning the market with local content – an entrepreneur’s journey in Malaysia
How did a Malaysian video-streaming service, DailyTV, gain 1 million users within the first year of launch? “We filled up this platform with the best local content, we launched our services, and it just kicked off,” says Kevin Saw, CEO and co-founder of Evangeline Verto, the company that produced the popular platform. Mr. Saw’s comments […]

19 May 2017 | 3:14 pm
Three ways to promote and preserve linguistic diversity online
Only 5% of the world’s existing languages are readily accessible on the Internet according to the Broadband Commission. With more than 7,000 distinct languages in use around the world, many of them are at risk of going extinct. To ensure that the world’s abundance of linguistic diversity is well-preserved, there are international efforts needed to ensure […]

19 May 2017 | 1:50 pm
Intel and Honeywell bring IoT to help curb the $60bn annual losses from lost cargo
Intel launches its Connected Logistics Platform Honeywell unveils its Connected Freight solution, based on CLP Sensors tags monitor a wide range of environmental indicators Cloud-based solution and data analytics help create optimal route planning Intel has partnered with Honeywell to help curb the worldwide financial impact from cargo loss as products journey through the supply […]

18 May 2017 | 4:14 pm
Using Big Data to understand how the universe works
17 May was World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) 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.  The Large Hadron Collider is responsible for some of the most important scientific discoveries in physics, such as the higgs boson particle. Lying […]

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