Delegates at a global conference in the present day mentioned methods to improve regional cooperation on collaborative analysis and development of recent Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, similar to synthetic intelligence, web of issues, machine studying, Blockchain and others, to guarantee progress in the direction of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Jointly organized by the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Ministry of Science and Technology, China, and hosted by the Asia-Pacific Regional Innovation Knowledge Network for 4th  Industrial Revolution Technologies and its Secretariat Office at Guangzhou University, China, the International Conference on Emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Technologies for Sustainable Development centered on the function of knowledge-based establishments similar to universities, nationwide laboratories and industrial and analysis organizations engaged in 4IR expertise improvements, and additionally partaking policymakers from the Asia-Pacific area.

The conference additionally developed coverage suggestions to facilitate regional cooperation for making use of 4IR technologies to sustainable development challenges, promote expertise switch and speed up diffusion.

“Advancements in science and technology, spearheaded by 4IR technologies in recent years, have led to large-scale digital transformation of the manufacturing and service sectors across the world,”stated Preeti Soni, Head of the Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT). “These emerging 4IR technologies offer many innovative solutions and opportunities towards supporting sustainable development across the globe and especially in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Established in 1977 as a subsidiary physique of ESCAP, APCTT helps the member international locations in strengthening their capacities on science, expertise and innovation coverage for fostering technology-based sustainable development. The Centre focuses on creating an enabling setting for the development and switch of progressive technologies in order that member international locations can meet development challenges in in the present day’s globalized world.

For extra data: http://www.apctt.org/

 



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