Category: Technology

At UN, robot Sophia joins meeting on artificial intelligence and sustainable development

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has a brief dialogue with Sophia at the “The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change” meeting. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges, including ethical questions, human rights issues and security risks, speakers told a United Nations event today that featured a robot as one of the panellists. A moment that drew big applause during the day-long event, […]

On World Day UN spotlights posts’ contributions to development and people’s lives

10.10.17 morning

The post plays an important role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as contributes to global social and economic development, the United Nations postal agency said Monday, marking World Post Day. “It is important to constantly remind ourselves of the role that Posts play in our societies today, because some key […]

New lab will boost UN efforts to keep harmful insects at bay

26.09.17

The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today opened the doors of a new laboratory to help countries use a nuclear technique to keep harmful insects, such as mosquitoes and fruit flies, at bay. The modern Insect Pest Control Laboratory (IPCL), located in Seibersdorf, Austria, will boost the Agency’s ability to assist Member States […]