From 8-10 January 2020, ITU welcomed 700 students from 23 countries to its headquarters in Geneva for the Futurecasters Young Global Visionaries Summit. The young delegates debated how emerging technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) can help address climate change, inequality, poverty, conflict and other global issues.
The Futurecasters event launched ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau’s Global Youth Strategy, a commitment to engaging with young people at key debates and events on the digital future they want to see.
But what does being a Futurecaster mean to the students who participated in the Summit? And what encourages them about the direction of digital technologies today?