Cities can benefit from the widespread use of technology and data. New technologies are available that can help cities better understand and respond to the needs of their residents. However, to fully leverage the benefits of these technologies, standards are needed.
IEC, ISO and ITU experts are evaluating the use of standards to address the growing emergence of ‘fake’ media. Unlike the murky world of fake news, the intentions behind fake media can be either good or bad.
COVID-19 has caused governments to close schools and tertiary institutions temporarily, affecting 91% of the world’s student population. That is according to UNESCO, which is monitoring this unprecedented situation.
Our world is constantly shaped by so-called mega-trends: trends that are broad, global, and dramatically impactful. No matter what lenses are applied, urbanisation is one of those predominant mega-trends, which is changing our cities and the way most of us live.
The joint IEC and ISO committee on information technology recently accepted a new organization as a ISO/IEC JTC 1 PAS submitter: the Joint Development Foundation. JDF is a part of the Linux Foundation, offering members a platform for the development of technical specifications.
In the field of computer technology, human to machine interfaces have progressed from the use of punch cards to onscreen textual commands and graphical user interfaces. Recent developments have incorporated touch screens and voice commands commonly used with digital assistants, tablet
With the spread of the coronavirus and the constraints it has generated, innovative solutions using technologies have been introduced. Drones are one example of a technology that has provided services when physical distancing has become the norm.
Advances in technology, such as artificial intelligence, could help to provide solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Using AI tools such as machine learning and data analytics, researchers can help to track outbreaks, detect illness and eventually secure a treatment.