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What Our Democracy Needs to Know


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USAID, Gates Foundation, J&J And Merck To Kick Off 3rd Annual Global Digital Health Forum Exploring Innovations In Technology Revolutionizng Global Health


"Global Digital Health Forum attendees will have the opportunity to learn from leading experts about emerging health trends in low- and middle-income countries, and discover how to tap into emerging innovations and funding priorities," said Heidi Good Boncana, Co-Chair, The Global Digital Health Network. "We are very pleased to kick off our event with a dynamic and engaging plenary session that will provide important guidance and a glimpse into the future of digital health around the world." The Forum will offer opportunities for collaboration in mobile and connected health in low resource settings worldwide, including over 90 speakers, thought leaders and stakeholders discussing new and developing trends and state-of-the-art digital health tools for LMICs and elsewhere. "The Global Digital Health Forum is a truly global platform for innovation, thought leadership and opportunities in the developing world," added said Richard Scarfo, Vice President, PCHAlliance, and Director, Connected Health Conference. "We are pleased to create this important venue, where attendees will hear the latest evidence, experiences and lessons learned from key stakeholders, discover new solutions and shape the future of digital health."

AI for Good Global Summit


In partnership with... Driven by the rapid progress in Artificial Intelligence (AI) research, intelligent machines are gaining the ability to learn, improve and make calculated decisions in ways that will enable them to perform tasks previously thought to rely solely on human experience, creativity, and ingenuit y. As a result, we will in the near future see large parts of our lives influenced by AI. AI innovation will also be central to the achievement of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will help solving humanity's grand challenges by capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on sentiment behavior, human health, commerce, communications, migration and more. With large parts of our lives being influenced by AI, it is critical that government, industry, academia and civil society work together to evaluate the opportunities presented by AI, ensuring that AI benefits all of humanity. Responding to this critical issue, ITU and the XPRIZE Foundation are organizing AI for Good Global Summit in Geneva, 7-9 June, 2017 in partnership with a number of UN sister agencies.

Home 2017 Spring


We are proud to announce that Oslo Big Data Day (OBDD) will from now on be organized two times every year. "Norway has long used technology to streamline processes within the public sector and bring the government closer to citizens and businesses. Now the country is going further, seeking to transform its public sector through the full assimilation of digital technologies. The goal is to make it more efficient, collaborative, user- and data-driven, and better able to respond to the changing needs and expectations of citizens and businesses. This review analyses the efforts under way and provides policy advice to support the Norwegian government in implementing digital government."

DevFest DC - Artificial Intelligence {AI}


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in recently is shaping up to be a breakout year for AI. The 2017 Devfest DC {AI} is a must-attend event for people who are interested in the real-world applications of AI, whether you want to learn about AI's effects on businesses or are simply interested in how AI will reshape our day-to-day life. The event is focused on practical applications AI and its subsets Machine Learning and Deep Learning across industries such as Transportation & Logistics, Internet of Things (IoT), Future of Work (FoW), Financial Technologies (FinTech), CyberSecurity, and Healthcare Technologies (HealthTech). It also explores how Machine Learning is impacting society, the enterprise and you! The 2017 conference agenda will provide insights into the present and future impact of AI on your organization, as well as in your daily life.