Sometimes a few little words can go a long way: UNESCO and ITU’s Broadband Commission adopted Jörn Lengsfeld’s definition of the term “Digital Age” in an official report.

Come to think of it, this is quite special: Proposing the definition of a new epoch in human history is one thing, that definition being adopted by a relevant body of the United Nations is quite another. That’s more than one can hope for, when writing a book …

Full Story: UNESCO and ITU established the „Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development“. It’s Working Group on AI Capacity Building has just published a report entitled: „Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation“ (September 2022). The report presents a wrap-up of basic terms. For the definition of the term „Digital Age“ the report adopts the definition first published a couple of years ago in Jörn Lengsfeld’s book „Digital Era Framework“.

The Working Group was co-chaired by Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO, and Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Nokia.

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, Working Group on AI Capacity Building (2022): “Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation. Competencies for Civil Servants.” Working Group Report on AI Capacity Building. September 2022. URL: