2018 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is observed every year on May 17 to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. The day marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention (ITC) and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The 2018 theme “Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All” will focus on the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Topics: Digital divide • Information and communications technology • Information society • International Telecommunication Union • Internet governance • Non-profit technology • Sustainable Development • Sustainable Development Goals • Technology • Telecommunication • World Information Society Day