It’s clear that AI is becoming the new electricity, and its rapid proliferation has happened in a very short span of three years – with a large leap in the past 12 months. But what’s really exciting is AI’s potential to improve lives at a pace and scale not seen before.
Can the United Nations meet its SDG 7 sustainable development goals for ensuring universal access to affordable energy, with a far higher share of renewables and vastly improved energy efficiency, by 2030? ICT for Energy — Telecommunications and Energy Working for Sustainable Development discusses the role of ICT in helping the vision become reality.
In an effort to reduce the number of hearing losses and mitigate the risk of lost hearing due to listening to loud music over a prolonged period of time, the World Health Organization has developed global standards for safe listening devices. Toolkit for Safe Listening Devices and Systems summarizes and outlines how government, industry and civic leaders can implement these standards and monitor results to affect hearing loss prevention.
As countries go digital, they can provide a roadmap to other nations in harnessing the transformative power of technology. ICT-Centric Innovation Ecosystem — Country Review: Republic of Moldova looks at a country in the early stages of making this transition. Drawing on interviews with key stakeholders, it analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the Moldovan approach and recommends building blocks that can nourish its ecosystem.