17 May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2018)

World Telecommunication and Information Society(WTISD) Day - 17 May 2018

World Telecommunication Day has been praised every year on 17 May since 1969, marking the founding of ITU and the signing of the primary International Telegraph Convention in 1865. It was instituted by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973.
17 May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD 2018)
In November 2005, the World Summit on the Information Society called upon the UN General Assembly to announce 17 May as World Information Society Day to center around the significance of ICT and the extensive variety of issues identified with the Information Society raised by WSIS. The General Assembly received a determination (A/RES/60/252) in March 2006 stipulating that World Information Society Day might be praised each year on 17 May.

On the event of ITU's 150th Anniversary, ITU150 Awards were propelled to perceive individuals over a significant time span from government, ICT industry, the scholarly community, and common society that have added to improving existences of world residents through ICT innovations created, advanced or executed by ITU.
In November 2006, the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Antalya, Turkey, chose to celebrate the two occasions on 17 May as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The refreshed Resolution 68 invites Member States and Sector Members to commend the day every year by organizing suitable national projects with a view to: 

  1. debating the different parts of the topic with all accomplices in society 
  2. formulating a report reflecting national discourses on the issues underlying the subject, to be nourished back to ITU and whatever is left of its enrollment
  3. stimulating reflection and trades of thoughts on the topic received by the Council 

ITU figured an alternate theme for every month in 2015. A portion of the themes were Youth and Innovation, ICT: Drivers of Innovation, Big Data and Innovation et cetera. This year 

Theme of  World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is -Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All

The 2018 theme will allow ITU Membership and other key stakeholders to focus on the opportunities for how AI can help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs by 2030.
In recent years there has been huge advance in AI innovation, made conceivable by colossal advances in contributing fields, for example, Big Data, machine learning, computing power, stockpiling limit and distributed computing, among others. AI-based innovations are as of now emerging as a key part of proactive apparatuses and applications being utilized to enable individuals to have better existences by improving social insurance, instruction, finance, agribusiness, transportation, and an extensive variety of different administrations.

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