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The climate crisis is becoming more urgent and more serious, with increasingly extreme events happening more often. Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, cited the example of the current heatwave driving record temperatures in Siberia (Russian Federation), the...
  • 13 July 2021
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13 April 2021 / Energy, Smart Cities, Space
Cities worldwide are not just growing, but also trying to reconfigure themselves for a sustainable future, with higher quality of life for every citizen. That means capitalizing on renewable power sources, maximizing energy efficiency and scaling up electrified transport on...
  • 13 April 2021
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More than 40 million people around the world are enslaved today. Eliminating modern slavery has been particularly challenging due to its near-invisible nature – until recently. Experts from the Code 8.7 community have turned to artificial intelligence (AI) and computational science to fight modern...
  • 11 March 2021
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30 May 2019 / Data, Space
New developments in the space industry and advances in cloud computing are presenting opportunities to improve people’s lives at a pace and scale not seen before. From mapping poverty to improving food security to responding to disasters, these developments could...
  • 30 May 2019
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30 May 2018 / Data, Space
Since the birth of commercial satellite systems in the 1960s, satellites have grown to deliver a broad range of essential services to people around the globe. They are key in delivering television broadcasting, in providing emergency telecommunications, global positioning, meteorological information, environmental...
  • 30 May 2018
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22 May 2018 / Data, Space
“Satellites beam to earth the equivalent of roughly 2 billion one-megapixel photographs every day. AI is the only thing that can let us see the whole world at once. Not recording it, but seeing it – creating a global real-time...
  • 22 May 2018
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ITU celebrated the annual World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) Thursday at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland with an impressive ‘AI-powered Moonshots’ panel discussion that showcased the experiences of leading women space explorers. The global audience heard insights from astronaut...
  • 17 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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