Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

International Youth Day: Peace can be achieved through AI and education, say youth in Telenor Group survey

12/08/2017

Artificial intelligence and inclusive education systems should be seen as important tools in furthering the cause of peace, youth in Asia tell Telenor

Nearly 7,000 millennials, ages 15-30, have been surveyed across seven countries in Asia, including Thailand, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Malaysia, Pakistan and Singapore

Its International Youth Day, and organizations around the world are celebrating young peoples contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace. Telenor Group recently reached out to Asian youth on these topics, and the majority say that they view artificial intelligence and access to education as crucial for building peace and improving their communities.

The findings were taken from two social media-driven surveys of Asian youth, assessing their attitudes toward peace-building, harnessing technology for social good and securing the jobs of the tomorrow. Together, Telenor Group surveyed nearly 7,000 millennials, ages 15-30, in seven markets in Asia. The two Telenor online surveys were conducted in May of 2017 and September-October 2016.

Artificial intelligence: Best peace-building technology When asked which technology has the largest potential to give rise to peace, 32 percent of the respondents placed their bets on artificial intelligence, followed by the Internet of Things (30 percent), and virtual reality (28 percent). Across all markets, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and virtual reality ranked consistently in the top three, suggesting that millennials see vast potential in these future technologies.

Youth to leaders: More education, more inclusion Among social causes that can lead to peace, including environmental protection, unemployment mitigation, education inclusion and civil rights, Asian youth responded that they are most passionate about education. Thirty-seven percent of survey takers ranked this as their top cause. Forty-seven percent of them say that leaders should invest more in developing inclusive education systems that give equal access and opportunities to all. Youth respondents second-ranked cause was climate change and global warming (21 percent). Other global issues prioritized by Asias millennials include mental health (17 percent), youth unemployment (17 percent), and gender inequality (8 percent).

Innovative, entrepreneurial spirits One thing that united all markets surveyed was the youths own perspectives of their place in the world. Uniformly in all surveyed markets, nearly 40 percent of the youth described themselves as the most innovative and entrepreneurial generation in history.

Assessing tomorrows jobs In a second Telenor survey, youth in Singapore, Malaysia, India, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Pakistan were polled on their attitudes about their future career, technologys impact and the skills they need to be best prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. The results indicate that while Asias young adults embrace the importance of technology, non-technical human skills still play an important role.

The highest numbers of Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi youth maintained that the most important skills to obtaining a great job in the future will be the ability to inspire others, and leadership capability (37-, 36-, 34 percent respectively). More than one of four surveyed Singaporean youth cited people management and emotional intelligence (27%) as needed skills. Nearly one in three Myanmar youth said that creativity, cognitive flexibility (29%) are critical. The standout in this category was Malaysia, where 24% of the surveyed youth stated that tech-related mobile and web development, and super coding skills, were most important.

Todays youth were born into a connected world, and we want to know more about the roles that they believe technology can play, both in their own lives and in bettering the world around them. Connectivity and digital services play a fundamental role in making life better, and its inspiring to learn that Asias youth are with us in this mission, said Ola Jo Tandre, Head of Social Responsibility, Telenor Group, This is why we work with them every year through our Telenor Youth Forum, where we have them innovating new solutions to some of the many challenges facing their generation.

Telenor Youth Forum in final stages of recruitment for 2017 program Initiatives such as the Telenor Youth Forum provide a global stage for youth to brainstorm and create innovative concepts that can drive real change in the world. Recruitment for the Telenor Youth Forum 2017 is nearly closed in many Telenor markets. Youth between 20-28 years of age in markets where Telenor is present are strongly encouraged to apply find out if applications in your markets are still open here: www.telenor.com/youthforum

Designed as a year-long program in partnership with the Nobel Peace Centre, the Telenor Youth Forum challenges its delegates with solving major socioeconomic crises facing youth. They are put in teams and paired with mentors from organizations such as UNICEF, Interbridge, the Red Cross, Techfugees and Telenor Research. Delegates learn skills such as service/product design and prototyping, in addition to insights on issues that can only be gained through hands-on experience.
LINK: https://www.telenor.com/media/press-release/international-youth-day-pe...
See more stories from telenor

Most recent headlines

14/12/2017

Cisco Releases Security Connector App for iOS

San Jose, Calif., December 14, 2017 Today, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announces the availability of Cisco Security Connector, the first security app designed to g...

14/12/2017

Cisco Announces Leadership Changes

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Dec. 14, 2017 - Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced changes to the executive leadership team. Rebecca Jacoby, senior vice president of Oper...

14/12/2017

NIKOLAI TUNKOWITSCH IS FREE TO ROAM WITH DPA'S NEW D:VICE

The renowned musician who performs regularly at Vienna's Burgtheater is using a d:vice and his phone as a field recorder to capture ideas and demos. DPA&#...

14/12/2017

IPE Partners with AVC Group

IPE today announced a new partnership with Auckland New Zealand-based AVC Group. AVC will represent IPE as a reseller of IPEs Intelligent Display Systems (IDS) ...

14/12/2017

Sonic Wave Enters Partnership with Sennheiser

Sonic Wave Enters Partnership with Sennheiser posted: 14/12/2017 Andrew Williams, CEO, Sonicwave - Ryan Burr, Head of Technical Sales & Application Enginee...

14/12/2017

CG Helps Shoppers Get into the Holiday Competitive Spirit

Electric Theatre Collective, the LA and London-based VFX/post production studio, teamed up with director Steve Rogers from Biscuit Filmworks and Venables Bell &...

14/12/2017

MPC Announces Leadership Changes

NEW YORK CITY - Global visual effects and creative production studio MPC, a Technicolor company, has announced major leadership changes for its advertising stud...

14/12/2017

Jaunts XR Platform Helping Media Companies Distribute VR Content

LONDON - Jaunt Inc. (www.jauntvr.com), a global partner for producing and distributing immersive content, has announced the Jaunt XR Platform, a white label dis...

14/12/2017

Shotgun 7.6 Adds New Analytics Feature Set

LOS ANGELES - Shotgun Software (www.shotgunsoftware.com) has released Shotgun 7.6, the latest version of its cloud-based review and production tracking software...

14/12/2017

NewTek Getting Ready To Ship LightWave 2018

SAN ANTONIO, TX - NewTek, Inc., will soon release LightWave 2018, the new iteration of their 3D animation system. The software for Windows and Mac operating sys...

14/12/2017

Kevin Adds To VFX Team

VENICE, CA - Visual effects studio Kevin (yourstrulykevin.com), which opened in September, has added to its team with the hiring of Mike Dalzell as head of CG, ...

14/12/2017

Extending the Star Wars story

Jonathan Cheetham, visual effects supervisor at Jellyfish Pictures, talks to TVBEurope about working on Star Wars: The Last Jedi Author: Jenny PriestleyPublis...

14/12/2017

Primetime Ratings: Fox Rides Ebullient Empire' To Wednesday Win

Fox took Wednesday ratings honors, riding Empire to a 1.6 prime score in viewers 18-49, per Nielsen's overnights, and a 6 share. In second was ABC at 1.2/5....

14/12/2017

The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League Feature Series Continues Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on TBS

The ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League Feature Series Continues Friday, Dec. 15, at 10 p...

14/12/2017

ARRI LEDs illuminate studios in Nairobi

ARRI LEDs illuminate studios in Nairobi Newly equipped with ARRI SkyPanels and L-Series LED light fixtures, Citizen TV and Inooro TV in Kenya can now boast of ...

14/12/2017

SES Drives 5G Satellite Demonstration Testbed Initiative with ESA

Written on 14 Dec 2017 Luxembourg, 14 December 2017 - SES is expanding its efforts to support 5G developments as part of ESA's ARTES project, SATis5, wher...

14/12/2017

Cinegy Air Cloud Pack now available on Microsoft Azure

-- Cinegy today announced that it is making its Cinegy Air Cloud Pack available on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace. The Cinegy Air Cloud Pack includes Cinegy ...

14/12/2017

Roland V-1SDI Four-Channel Video Switcher Fills Critical Niches for AVFX

-- From its headquarters in Boston, AVFX, a leading event designer, planner and producer, serves clients across the U.S. with reliable and professional audiov...

14/12/2017

Kirstin Maldonados New Music Video Naked Shot with 15 Blackmagic Design Cameras Shooting Simultaneously

-- Blackmagic Design today announced that global singing sensation Kirstin Mal...

14/12/2017

New app for SuperSport fans

SuperSport has launched its new app, designed to provide users with a fresh, modern experience that makes content discovery easier. Navigation has been refined...

14/12/2017

Why and how to protect the local film and advertising industry

By Bobby Amm, executive officer, the Commercial Producers Association There are about 44.4 million black people in South Africa, 6 million of whom are middle ...

14/12/2017

Olympic Channel Welcomes Six New Federation Partners

Olympic Channel Welcomes Six New Federation Partners posted: 14/12/2017 Following the recent celebration of its one-year anniversary, the Olympic Channel t...

14/12/2017

Amazon recruits Mediapro, IMG, Film45 for Manchester City series

Trio will aid production of exclusive 10 million series Author: James GrovesPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 0 Trio will aid production of exclusiv...

14/12/2017

WWE to launch show on Facebook

Social platform secures exclusive rights to a live weekly show Author: Jenny PriestleyPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 0 Social platform secures exc...

14/12/2017

Sony Pictures launches free kids' app

Pop Fun app will bring together content from Pop, Tiny Pop and Pop Max Author: James GrovesPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 0 Pop Fun app will bring...

14/12/2017

AI is making inroads into media enterprises

Media companies are embracing AI technology to automate captioning, metadata tagging Author: ContributorPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 0 Media com...

14/12/2017

Warner Bros, Fox, Nickeodeon invest in VR company

Dreamscape Immersive is aiming to launch VR experiences in the UK Author: Jenny PriestleyPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 0 Dreamscape Immersive is ...

14/12/2017

Lord Burns appointed Ofcom chairman

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed appointment Author: Jenny PriestleyPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 5 Secreta...

14/12/2017

Disney acquires 21st Century Foxs entertainment assets for 49 billion

Deal includes Murdochs 39 per cent stake in Sky Author: Jenny PriestleyPublish date: Dec 14, 2017Social count: 0 Deal includes Murdochs 39 per cent stake i...

14/12/2017

Tedial Expands Role of LATAM Regional Sales Director to Include Middle East

Tedial, the leading independent MAM technology solutions specialist, has announced that its Regional Sales Director, LATAM, Jose Luis Monteros role will also no...

14/12/2017

INSIGHT TV Kicks Off Christmas and New Year with F2 Freestylers Marathon and Tackling Europe Launch

INSIGHT TV, one of the worlds largest UHD HDR broadcasters and producer of nativ...

14/12/2017

Utah Scientific President Tom Harmon to Retire

Utah Scientific today announced that Tom Harmon, president of Utah Scientific, has announced his retirement after 15 highly successful years at the helm of the ...

14/12/2017

Grand Lille TV Migrates to HD and Launches New Channel With Harmonic

Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, today announced that Grand Lille TV, a French regional TV news channel that is part of...

14/12/2017

Japans Yomiuri TV Selects TVU One with HEVC for Live Video-Over-IP Remote News Coverage

TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solut...

14/12/2017

US MILITARY LAUNCH NEW MPEG-4 HD SET-TOP BOXES WITH INVIEW MIDDLEWARE

Inview Technology, the broadcast/OTT software and service specialist, and DigitalGlue, a systems integrator, equipment provider and software developer for the p...

14/12/2017

TSL Products Announces New MPA1 Mix SDI Audio Monitor

TSL Products, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer, today announced the release of the new MPA1 Mix SDI audio monitor. Part of the MPA (Monitor Plus Audio...

14/12/2017

Swiss Regional Broadcaster La Tele Installs New Aveco ASTRA Studios and Incite MAM Editing Solution

Aveco , the worldwide broadcast automation specialist, through Geneva-based syst...

14/12/2017

Globecast promotes Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer

Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, announces the promotion of Sylvain Merle to Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He will replace ...

14/12/2017

Lets Dance

Across a 25-year career, CG veteran Remington Scott has worked on many projects that undoubtedly redefined what was possible within the realm of performance cap...

14/12/2017

Hardware Requirements in the Age of VR

It's no secret that virtual reality has made its way beyond gaming and consumer consumption - breaking into numerous industries, such as media and entertain...

14/12/2017

Special Delivery from MPC

In an attempt to answer the uncomfortable question that young children often ask their parents - Where do babies come from? - adults often abandon the truthfu...

14/12/2017

State of Alarm recipients announced

14 12 2017 - Media release State of Alarm recipients announced State of Alarm recipients with guest speaker Karrina Nolan Screen Australia's Indigenous D...

14/12/2017

Create NSW, ABC Arts and Screen Australia announce Double Happiness

14 12 2017 - Media release Create NSW, ABC Arts and Screen Australia announce Double Happiness Double Happiness / Photo credit Olivia Martin-McGuire Create N...

14/12/2017

Development funding announced for 17 screen projects and four industry placements

14 12 2017 - Media release Development funding announced for 17 screen projects ...

14/12/2017

Season Two of The Good Fight' On CBS All Access Mar. 4

The second season of The Good Fight starts on CBS All Access Sunday, Mar. 4. There will be 13 episodes in the new season. Each one will debut weekly on Sundays ...

14/12/2017

Sixth Season of My 600-Lb. Life' Back on TLC Jan. 10

TLC's My 600-Lb. Life returns for its sixth season starting Jan. 10. There are 14 two-hour episodes in the new season. Each episode will offer a look at th...

14/12/2017

Fox News Taps Neil Cavuto for Live Saturday Morning News Show

Fox News in January will launch a new live Saturday morning news show anchored by Neil Cavuto, the network said Wednesday. The two-hour series, Cavuto Live, de...

14/12/2017

Primetime Ratings: Gwen Stefani Helps NBC to Win

NBC was the top ratings earner in Tuesday prime, putting up a 1.3 in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights, and a 5 share. That squeaked by CBS at 1.2/5. N...

14/12/2017

Africa to Take Centre Stage at DISCOP Dubai 2018

14 December, 2017 - 08:01 The recent success of DISCOP Johannesburg highlighted the growing international interest in content made in Africa. This interes...

14/12/2017

Things quickly gets tense when SuzelleDIY and Tali_babes co-star

14 December, 2017 - 08:02 Interest in Tali's Wedding Diary, the first Showmax Original, is reaching fever pitch. Promotional videos for the show have ge...