The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.
17 May marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.
2018 Theme: Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for all by year 2030.
Artificial Intelligence innovation will be central to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help to solve humanity’s grand challenges, capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on human health, commerce, communications, transportation, migration and more.
Good health and well-being – Preventative healthcare programs and diagnostics are significantly improved through Artificial Intelligence leading to new scientific breakthroughs.
Quality education – Virtualized, intelligent mentors and responsive personalized learning is revolutionizing education, improving participation and outcomes – all powered by Artificial Intelligence.
Clean water, Agriculture, are all the United Nations Sustainable Development goals which could easily be achieved easily through the adoption of Artificial Intelligence.