ITU working with China to develop spectrum management in APAC

Advancing digital transformation, with resilient, robust, and reliable networks for the future. The United Nations agency for telecom/ICTs International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has been collaborating with the State Radio Monitoring Centre (SRMC) of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China. In 2020, ITU and SRMC organised practical…

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Combating algorithmic bias in AI

United Nations publishes guidance to combat racial profiling in AI. The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has published its guidance to combat racial profiling, emphasising, among other issues, the serious risk of algorithmic bias when artificial intelligence (AI) is used in law enforcement. The Committee on…

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Space the new frontier for APAC tech development

UN says companies in the region are looking towards space for sustainable development. Asian and Pacific nations are leveraging space technology and geospatial information to respond to challenges on the ground, including in their efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recently…

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Cyber security a key enabler of a digital economy

ASEAN member states committ to practical steps to enhance cyber security in the region. Singapore has recognised that cybersecurity is a key enabler of a Digital Economy, as well as the importance of a rules-based multilateral order in cyberspace, especially amid accelerated digitalisation in the wake of COVID-19. During 2020,…

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