A+ A-

Huawei's Ken Hu: Digital inclusion - Leaving no one behind

Huawei's Deputy Chairman Ken Hu
Huawei's Deputy Chairman Ken Hu
BEIJING, Sept 20 (KUNA) -- Huawei presses ahead with TECH4ALL to help another 500 million people benefit from digital technology in the next five years, Huawei's Deputy Chairman Ken Hu said on Friday.
"Digital inclusion means using digital technology to promote inclusive development and leaving no person, home, or organization behind," he said in a speech during 'HUAWEI CONNECT 2019', 'TECH4ALL Summit'.
The theme of the summit was "How Inclusive Innovation Can Empower the World".
In his speech, Hu elaborated on Huawei's TECH4ALL initiative and shared the initiative's current progress.
He also called on more individuals and organizations to join Huawei in addressing global issues related to healthcare, education, development, and the environment.
The target of TECH4ALL is to help another 500 million people benefit from digital technology in the next five years. Making technology warmer by spreading love and touching stories across the globe, he added.
"Technological advancements are accelerating the advent of the intelligent world. While enjoying the conveniences of science and technology, we must also look at the other side of the story. Digital gaps still exist," he elaborated.
In many cities in China, the elderly might be unable to hail a taxi on the street, because taxis are now often booked via mobile phones. In Bangladesh, women don't have many opportunities to learn about computers. On the Comoros, until two years ago, the inhabitants were isolated from the outside world, because they had no communications network, he noted.(end).
mab.tg