The lines between the physical and digital world are blurring. Can digital technology help us protect the environment? What is the environmental footprint of digitalisation?
Today’s computers can only solve problems up to a certain size and complexity. More complex issues require advanced computational power, and quantum computing promises to deliver such power.
In January 2020, news about the coronavirus broke out. Social media posts, mapping tools and online news sources keep people informed. Major tech actors are also getting involved in addressing the coronavirus.
In November 2019, the Internet Society announced its intention to sell Public Interest Registry – the registry for .org – to investment firm Ethos Capital for US$1.135 billion, generating controversy.
Countries are increasingly understanding that they need to take advantage of AI progress. Many are elaborating national AI strategies and plans, and implications of AI advancements.
The health space is becoming increasingly reliant on technology, not only to revolutionise health care, but also to continue and maintain its services and products at a societally accepted level.
Facebook joined forces with 21 organisation to create the ‘Libra Association’ to manage global cryptocurrency Libra. We look at the implications of this decision on Internet governance issues.
Vehicles with a certain level of autonomy are now a reality. Read more about the state of technology, and the multiple policy implications of self-driving cars.
The Cambridge Analytica case raised Facebook users' concerns over the use of their personal data by the network and third parties. Read more about the case.
The industry is proposing new norms to protect cyberspace. Follow the developments on Microsoft's proposed Digital Geneva Convention, and Google's proposed legal framework for digital security.
The impact of digital technologies on sustainable development and cybersecurity were among the main issues raised by world leaders during the annual debate to mark the start of the 74th session.