Today, the delegates attending ITU’s 2018 Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) continued discussions on a wide range of topics including smart sustainable cities, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, child online protection, connectivity and access, over the top service providers, innovation and human trafficking. View the full daily schedule of PP-18 events here.

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is able to analyse high-resolution images from satellites, drones or medical scans and can improve responses to humanitarian emergencies, increase agricultural productivity, and help doctors identify skin cancer or other illnesses. Watch the explanatory video on AI below and read the blog here.

Smart sustainable cities
A smart, sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve quality of life, the efficiency of urban operations and services and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects. Watch the explanatory video on smart, sustainable cities below and read the blog here.

Connectivity and access
About half the world's people are connected to the Internet. The other half are not. People and communities that are connected are empowered. They can access information, online health services and life-saving disaster warnings. They can pay for goods and services via mobile phones, stay in touch with loved ones, increase productivity or perform better-paid jobs that require digital skills. Watch the explanatory video below and read the blog here. More background on digital inclusion of all here. More background on digital inclusion of women and girls here. More background on digital inclusion of youth here.

ITU’s role in innovation
Innovation is one of ITU’s five strategic goals which also include growth; inclusiveness; sustainability; and partnership. More about ITU’s strategic goals in this video below.

ITU TV interviews
How is Malawi building its ICT infrastructure to bring e-services to all its inhabitants? Watch the video below, listen to the podcast, or read the blog to find out.

ITU spoke to the newest ITU Council Member, the Czech Republic, to discuss their vision for ICT in their country and the world. Watch the video below, or read the blog here to learn more.

Behind the scenes
There are 56 interpreters working in 4 teams and 6 official languages at PP-18. View more sneak peek photos here.