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AI for Good: Last week’s AI for Good Global Summit highlighted AI’s value in advancing education, healthcare, social and economic equality, space research, smart mobility — as well as AI’s relationship with art, music and culture. The Summit also gave rise to an ‘AI Commons,’ a shared infrastructure to nurture ‘AI for Good’ projects.

 

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AI for Space: Top experts from around the world gathered last week to discuss how AI can unlock space data to improve lives, faster at the AI for Good Global Summit.

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AI for Health: Artificial Intelligence (AI) provides unprecedented opportunities to address ongoing challenges that stand in the way of providing quality healthcare for all.

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Inclusive connectivity is the theme of this year’s Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-19). For more than 20 years, the GSR has “played a central role in helping regulators get to grips with the burning issues that keep them awake at night,” writes Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau.

Smart mobility: ITU Deputy Secretary-General Malcolm Johnson explains how ITU is working with new automotive members to transform transportation. They are helping develop the international standards that will protect and encourage key investments, improve road safety and help build future intelligent transport systems, he says.

AI for Education: How can AI improve education? AI for Good Global Summit spawns new projects.

AI for Agriculture: Experts at last week’s AI for Good Global Summit discussed how AI can improve agriculture for better food security.

 
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New E-waste website

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ITU Journal on radiowave propagation extends deadline to submit papers to 24 June 2019.

AI for broadcasting: ITU launched a new report that lays out how Artificial Intelligence (AI) could be used during the process of making and distributing television and radio content.

WRC-19 preparation: Experts and officials met in South Africa recently to discuss key issues for radio-frequency spectrum management in the African region in preparation for the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) this autumn.

ITU Academy: A new website now makes getting key skills training from ITU Academy much simpler. Check it out to learn more about ITU’s unique course offering.

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Standards: If AI will turbocharge healthcare, technical standards will be key, writes Chaesub Lee, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

What’s next for AI? ‘The future is better than you think:’ Predictions on AI and development from world-renowned inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil.

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AI for Good: Paths forward

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Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) 2019. Port Vila, Vanuatu.​ 9-12 July 2019. (Register now.)

World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19). ​Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. 28 October to 22 November 2019​.

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