World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is observed every year on 17 May to raise the awareness about the importance of communication and how information travels across the world. Therefore, this day is dedicated to the evolution of communication.
Based on fundamental human rights they build people centered, inclusive and development oriented information society. It also highlights how crucial are communication in our lives and stimulate the development of technologies in the field.
The theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2018 is “Enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for All”. Artificial Intelligence technology progresses made possible enormous advances in the contributing fields like Big Data, machine learning, computing power, storage capacity and cloud computing etc.
A communication which is done over a distance by cable, telegraph or broadcasting is known as telecommunication. In other words we can say that it is the transmission of signals, messages, words, writings, images and sounds or any kind of information. Without technology the exchange of information between communication participants is not possible.
On 17 May, 1969 first time World Telecommunication Day has been celebrated annually, marking the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865. It was instituted by the Plenipotentiary Conference in Malaga-Torremolinos in 1973. We can’t ignore the fact that modernisation through the use of telephones, radio and computers has brought people closer. For the development in any field, it is important that information should travel around the globe. Therefore, The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is dedicated to the evolution of communication and how information travels across the world.