Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not only a force behind the fourth Industrial Revolution but also a potential enabler of sustainable development in a wide variety of socioeconomic sectors. There has been explosive growth in research and applications in AI, particularly in the fields of machine learning, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and cognitive computing which are increasingly transforming the way we live and work in the region and beyond.
In June 2017 a workshop will be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on the theme of evidence-based and data-informed ICT/e-government policies in support of the SDGs.
Over the past seven decades, Asia and the Pacific has undergone a seismic shift. The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) marks its 70th anniversary this year.
Tsunami focal points and service providers of the Indian Ocean have met in April as part of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System.