The applications of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) to reduce the risks of climate change, and the ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence were the focus of debates here at the 10th Forum of the World Summit of the Information Society (WSIS 2019) on Wednesday.
On its third day of sessions, the WSIS 2019 also debated the access to knowledge on and from the web, the development of capacities to use the ICTs and e-learning.
In addition, there were panels on the development of virtual reality, economy and electronic commerce, and gender mainstreaming in the advance of ICTs.
Another event on Wednesday was the closing of the high-level political segment, at which WSIS 2019 Chairman Mustafa Jabbar submitted an executive summary containing the opinions of representatives from the private sector, civil society, technical and academic communities and international organizations to identify the trends, opportunities and emerging challenges of information technologies.
The 10th Forum of the World Summit of the Information Society was organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and other international agencies.