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28 March 2017 | 12:41 pm
Quantum computing: New threats require new security approaches
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming smarter, faster, and more humanlike thanks to the inevitable rise of quantum computing. “While today’s computers can find patterns buried in vast amounts of existing data, quantum computers will deliver solutions where data may be incomplete or patterns cannot be seen because the number of exploration paths to get to […]

27 March 2017 | 3:55 pm
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 in 2020 at a 55% compound annual growth rate. But it’s not just about business […]

27 March 2017 | 8:46 am
New G.fast trials bring new deployment scenarios of the ITU technology
ZTE and NetCologne start G.fast pilot phase in the German city Next generation DSLAM will increase frequency to 212MHz 260,000 households to be served by G.fast in Cologne this year Austria starts tests of 10Gbit/s XG-FAST technology from Nokia NetCologne, the regional ISP and telco in the German city of Cologne, has announced the start […]

24 March 2017 | 4:12 pm
‘Radical’ collaboration: G3id event inspires innovation to speed up the SDGs
Multi-colored balloons float high above an exhibition stand showing a simple, home-based solution to disinfect drinking water. Young men and women in T-shirts explain the newest app for connecting farmers to markets. A woman in a bright blue scarf hands out pencils and questionnaires about locally sourced fresh produce.  A man wearing a blazer and […]

23 March 2017 | 8:27 am
Working together to control website defacement: lessons from Colombia
As Internet users worldwide consume ever-increasing amounts of data, cybercriminals are using more sophisticated techniques to exploit new vulnerabilities daily. Attacks on websites can have different purposes and one of them is the introduction of unauthorized modifications, or website defacement. Last month for example, security firm, Trend Micro, found cyber criminals injected fake content on […]

22 March 2017 | 10:51 am
#WorldWaterDay: How ICTs are creating smart water and sanitation systems
Out of the global population of some 7.5 billion people, 2.4 billion currently lack access to adequate sanitation facilities, 1.8 billion people use a contaminated source of drinking water and by 2030 the global demand for water is expected to grow by 50%. As the magnitude of the global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation […]

22 March 2017 | 8:10 am
Will Ericsson’s 5G licensing price list help bolster the ‘FRAND’ principle?
Ericsson goes for transparent 5G patent pricing Hopes the rest of the industry will follow to avoid disruptive litigation  Will Ericsson’s move make a difference? Stung by the increasing complexity surrounding Intellectual property in 5G (not to mention the unpleasantness and litigation uncertainty apparent with current technologies), Ericsson has decided to take a lead of […]

21 March 2017 | 2:44 pm
Can blockchain help with smarter energy consumption?
Finance, medicine and education – “this is where blockchain is really going to take off in the short term,” says Ashley Pilipiszyn, PhD researcher at University of Geneva. The potentially game-changing technology that instantaneously transfers information over a distributed network is already changing how transactions take place online, making them more transparent and secure thanks to […]

21 March 2017 | 8:37 am
Can we turn the digital revolution into a development revolution?
Today, 3.9 billion people – more than half of the world’s population – do not have access to Internet. This is unacceptable. It deepens existing social and economic divides while creating new ones. The digital revolution must be a development revolution for all. To translate today’s technological breakthroughs into development breakthroughs, we need to harness […]

21 March 2017 | 8:36 am
Mobile learning week: 3 projects mobilizing technology to empower refugees
In Ritsona refugee camp in Greece, a Syrian refugee types in the Arabic words for “phone credit” into a free translation app on his smart phone. Instantly, the correct pronunciation in Greek is read out to him. After a few times practicing these new words, he visits the nearest store to top up his prepaid […]

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