By ITU News Wireless Internet access through mobile phone networks, or “mobile broadband,” has put a world of information and data within reach through everyday handsets owned by billions of people. By unlocking new services and combining meaningful connectivity with higher-than-ever data rates, mobile broadband has become a practical prerequisite for sustainable global economic and […]
By ITU News As artificial intelligence (AI) technology continues advancing at lighting pace, discussions on the need for governance, standards, and a stronger focus on “responsible AI” have followed. While AI can carry out decision-making tasks efficient, it’s still based on algorithms that respond to data models. Unlike humans, AI algorithms can’t see the full […]
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by Roxana Widmer-Iliescu, Senior Coordinator for Digital Inclusion, ITU Learning in the classroom lays the foundation, starting early on, for the rest of our lives. But when students lack equal access to today’s digital technologies, their personal and professional development can be affected for years to come. This is true, especially for children with disabilities. […]
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By ITU News An estimated 90 per cent of the goods traded around the world travel by sea. Vital commodity flows, as well as seafarer safety, hinge on ever more sophisticated maritime communication networks. Much of the world’s commerce would simply not be possible without the plethora of technologies making up today’s maritime communications ecosystem. […]
- Workers Need Digital Skills to Remain Relevant in the Post-Pandemic Job Market -- by Dave Woodward, Bruno Carrasco
As the region emerges from the pandemic, businesses should adopt more flexible approaches to developing talent for digital jobs, while workers must embrace lifelong learning of digital skills.
Global median price of mobile-broadband services dropped from 1.9 per cent to 1.5 per cent of average gross national income (GNI) per capita. Only 63 per cent of women are using the Internet in 2022 compared to 69 per cent of men. Almost three-quarters of the global population aged 10 and over now own a […]
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By Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau and Secretary-General-elect, ITU Thinking about the many challenges facing the world today, I recall the words of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the first World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) back in 2003. “Technology has produced the Information Age,” he said. “Now it […]
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