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IFIP Thought Leader to Present to United Nations

IFIP IP3 Board Director Stephen Ibaraki presents to the United Nations on how AI and machine learning technologies will help to achieve SDGs.

NEW YORK, USA, October 12, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ --
IFIP IP3 Board Director Stephen Ibaraki will today present to the United Nations on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies will dramatically change the world in which we live.

Mr Ibaraki, who is a key decision-maker on the professionalism arm (IP3) of the global federation of ICT societies (IFIP) and who also founded ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit, will present to a joint meeting of the UN GA Second Committee and Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), discussing the topic: “The Future of Everything – Sustainable Development in the Age of Rapid Technological Change”.

As part of his presentation, Mr Ibaraki will highlight the significant role AIs will play in shaping the future in every sphere of endeavour.

“AI innovation will be central to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help to solve humanity’s grand challenges, capitalizing on the unprecedented quantities of data now being generated on human health, commerce, communications, transportation, migration and more,” he said.

Mr Ibaraki will explain the concept of C 5 A, where human Cognition is replaced or enhanced by Algorithms, AI Assistance, Augmentation, Automation, and Autonomous intelligence. He will also share predictions that suggestion AIs will drive a 55 per cent gain in GDP between 2017 and 2030.

China is currently leading the race to develop commercial AIs and is set to achieve a 26% rise in GDP (worth $7 trillion) by 2030, followed by North America with an increase of 14.5% of GDP or $3.7 trillion.

Mr Ibaraki said that when the UN released the eight Millennium Development Goals in 2000m it did not anticipate the impact of technology such as the internet, broadband, WIFI, smartphones/tablets, cloud computing, Big Data and Analytics, social media, social networks, cybersecurity challenges and artificial intelligence through machine learning and deep learning.

“Machine learning and reasoning can extend medical care to remote regions through automated diagnosis and effective exploitation of limited medical expertise and transportation resources (SDG3),” he said. “AI will also serve as a key resource in curbing greenhouse gas emissions in urban environments and supporting the development of smart cities (SDGs 11 & 13), while global partnerships (SDG 17) will offer crucial support to our pursuit of all of these goals involving the UN family, governments, industry, academia, civil society and more.“

Mr Ibaraki believes the UN and its agencies can play a key role by facilitating important conversations between government, academia, industry, media, and civil society, pointing to the ITU AI for Good Global Summit this year that brought together 20 other UN organizations plus industry, government including 47 global media and top voices from all sectors.

He suggests that AI can play a role in addressing each of the UN SDGs.

The full media release can be found at http://www.ifipnews.org/ifip-thought-leader-present-united-nations/

About IFIP

IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.

Website: http://ifip.org

Latest news: http://ifipnews.org

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About IP3
The International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3) is a project of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP), the global body for ICT professionals. IP3 is leading the development of the global IT profession by providing a platform to will help shape and implement relevant policies to foster professionalism in ICT worldwide. Our mission is to establish a global partnership that will strengthen the ICT profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies by: defining international standards of professionalism in ICT; creating infrastructure to encourage and support the development of both ICT practitioners and employer organisations; and give recognition to those who meet and maintain the required standards for knowledge, experience, competence and integrity. To carry out this mission, IP3 works closely with member bodies and partners who share our commitment to creating a sound global ICT profession. www.ipthree.org
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