Cybersecurity

10 November 2021 / 5G, Cybersecurity, Data, Ethics
As a United Nations agency with a specialized focus on digital technologies, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) strives to align new and emerging tech with global sustainable development goals. Through the AI for Good platform, we connect artificial intelligence (AI)...
  • 10 November 2021
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28 April 2021 / Cybersecurity, Ethics
As artificial systems (AI) get increasingly complex, they are being used to make forecasts – or rather generate predictive model results – in more and more areas of our lives. At the same time, concerns are on the rise about...
  • 28 April 2021
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28 April 2021 / Cybersecurity, Ethics
Cybersecurity failure could be among the greatest challenges confronting the world in the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2021. As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly embedded worldwide, fresh questions arise about how to safeguard countries...
  • 28 April 2021
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6 April 2020 / Cybersecurity, Health, Pandemic
Contact tracing is a key public health response to limit infectious disease outbreaks such as the global COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever, authorities worldwide are using the power of mobile technologies to help them understand and manage the spread of...
  • 6 April 2020
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10 September 2019 / 5G, Cybersecurity
Industry collaboration will be key to security in the 5G era. The sharing of network infrastructure could help operators to deliver new services faster, at lower cost. 5G continues to highlight the necessity of investment in all-fibre networks. Machine Learning...
  • 10 September 2019
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11 June 2019 / Cybersecurity
Quantum computing is on the horizon. The emerging computing architecture renders possible a form of ‘super parallel processing’ based on quantum physics that can rapidly solve problems beyond the scope of what a classical computer can achieve. The technology is...
  • 11 June 2019
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ZeroAbuse approached Artificial Intelligence (AI) with a big question: Could we use AI and big data to track institutional behavior in response to perpetrators of child sexual abuse? We learned quickly that the answer is yes. We are developing ZeroAbuse.aiwith these...
  • 30 April 2019
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17 April 2019 / Cybersecurity, Ethics
Just last week, the European Union published its Guidelines for Trustworthy AI. A few weeks earlier, the first version of the IEEE initiative on Ethically Aligned Design of Intelligent and Autonomous Systems were presented. The impact of these two reports, coming from the...
  • 17 April 2019
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25 March 2019 / Cybersecurity, Ethics, Inclusivity
Some futurists fear Artificial Intelligence (AI), perhaps understandably. After all, AI appears in all kinds of menacing ways in popular culture, from the Terminator movie dynasty to homicidal HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Though these movies depict Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) gone awry, it’s...
  • 25 March 2019
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22 January 2019 / Cybersecurity
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have come a long way and are already being deployed by many of the world’s biggest information and telecommunication (ICT) companies to help combat the growing range of cyberattacks. AI still has a long...
  • 22 January 2019
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11 January 2019 / Cybersecurity
What are the implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) for security, understanding that AI and ML will add to the armouries of both attackers and defenders? This question will guide the discussions of an ITU workshop in Geneva,...
  • 11 January 2019
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27 August 2018 / Cybersecurity
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been termed a “Digital Quake.” This term powerfully illustrates the impact of AI on our lives. There is a tendency for people to think that AI does not impact them. But anyone who uses a smartphone...
  • 27 August 2018
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31 July 2018 / Cybersecurity
Singapore’s Info-communications Media Development Authority (IMDA) recently announced the creation of an Advisory Council on Ethical Use of AI and Data as part of an effort to bring together a range of key stakeholders to inform the government on possible...
  • 31 July 2018
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31 July 2018 / Cybersecurity
Cyber risk is an increasing concern in our complex, connected world. What can we do about it? ITU News caught up with Philip Reitinger, President and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance, about how to establish a safe, secure and...
  • 31 July 2018
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The 2018 Tour de France isn’t just a display of athletic prowess and endurance; it’s also a platform for showcasing some of the latest innovations in Big Data, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning. ITU recently caught up...
  • 26 July 2018
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Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are rapidly changing the information and communication technology (ICT) industry. And as these disruptive technologies impact more aspects of our everyday lives, ICT regulators are finding themselves...
  • 18 July 2018
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17 July 2018 / 5G, Cybersecurity
How can information and communication technology (ICT) regulators respond to an increasingly dynamic, interconnected world? There must be a “paradigm shift” of new regulations and new laws, Dr. Ram Sewak Sharma, Chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), explained in...
  • 17 July 2018
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When Joelle Casteix envisioned a project to end child abuse, she did not figure that Artificial Intelligence (AI) would play a role. As a founding member of The Zero Abuse Project, Casteix had been working on legal and regulatory aspects of...
  • 1 June 2018
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As momentum to build new ‘AI for Good’ projects emerges from last week’s AI for Good Global Summit, experts and leaders are recognizing the need to share resources to help such projects achieve significant scale. Discussions towards ‘AI and Data Commons’...
  • 25 May 2018
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22 May 2018 / Cybersecurity, Ethics
Why is trust in artificial intelligence (AI) important? Imagine an app that could enable farmers to achieve the most efficient use of water possible, but farmers don’t use the app. It could save money and water, but they don’t use...
  • 22 May 2018
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Rather than focus on technology and its challenges, it is important to first build on citizen needs, which can in turn lead to technological solutions. This was one of the key messages in an interview with Francesca Bria, CTIO at Barcelona...
  • 21 May 2018
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The second AI for Good Global Summit started briskly Tuesday at ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, with organizers emphasizing that this is not just another conference. “Over the next three days, our objective is to connect AI innovators with public-...
  • 15 May 2018
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We are extremely subjective in defining “intelligence,” let alone “artificial intelligence” (AI). However, there’s a general consensus around the definition of “intelligence.” According to Alex Wissner, intelligence is a force, F, that acts so as to maximize future freedom of action. To...
  • 25 April 2018
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21 April 2018 / Cybersecurity
If they haven’t done so already, cyber attackers may soon be arming themselves with artificial intelligence and machine learning (ML) strategies and algorithms. Before long, it may not be a fair fight if defenders remain naive to what AI and...
  • 21 April 2018
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11 April 2018 / Cybersecurity
The first issue of the ITU Journal: ICT Discoveries forecasts how Artificial Intelligence (AI) will improve user experience by enhancing the performance and efficiency of communication networks. This technical analysis is matched with investigation of the social and ethical dimensions of advances...
  • 11 April 2018
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15 November 2017 / 5G, Cybersecurity
A new ITU Focus Group will establish a basis for ITU standardization to assist machine learning in bringing more automation and intelligence to ICT network design and management. Participation is open to all interested parties. The creation of the Focus...
  • 15 November 2017
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13 November 2017 / Cybersecurity, Ethics
As intelligent systems increasingly make decisions that directly affect society, perhaps the most important upcoming research direction in AI is to rethink the ethical and societal implications of their actions. As intelligent, autonomous, and efficient as they will ever be,...
  • 13 November 2017
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