The Co-Inventor of Siri and Viv Focuses on Human Intelligence Augmentation in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

Eileen Clegg Within 12 years, could we see ‘The Singularity’ — the merging of human + machine? That’s the popular meme on the streets of Silicon Valley, but Adam Cheyer calls it unlikely. And Cheyer has a deep understanding of artificial intelligence (A.I.) as the co-inventor of Apple’s Siri and, more recently, Viv, a company […]

What Makes Work Meaningful — Or Meaningless

Mei Lin Fung writes: “One reason to stay connected to the People Centered Internet is that we connect to each other and thrive ourselves by sharing a common goal: Connect to Thrive. This gives us meaning and purpose independent of everything else that is going on. It is not easy to stay connected – people […]

Connect to Thrive

Into the Digital Wild West… The Summit Connect to Thrive was co-hosted by the California Center for International Trade and People-Centered Internet on March 24th, 2017 at Skyline Community College in San Francisco. With more than 30 keynote speakers within a jam-packed day from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Connect To Thrive was more like a bootcamp than a regular […]

Internet Affordability Report 2017

Roving reporter Katim Touray writes to us about this report: “Interestingly, The Gambia (my country) has relatively high marks in the report, although these numbers belie the reality on the ground: I might have a 1 MB ADSL connection, but I only get electricity from the grid every other day! Nevertheless, it seems a lot […]

IEEE Internet Inclusion Advancing Solutions

IEEE Internet Inclusion Advancing Solutions was held on April 24-25th in Washington DC. The IEEE organized a powerful and impactful event that takes the first step to systematically developing standards and coordination processes for Internet Inclusion. Working groups convened on topics like Community Networks, Public Access, Evidence-based Research, Digital Literacy, Innovative Business Models and the Digital Gender […]

Google’s chief internet evangelist seems nervous about Trump’s tech policy

AUSTIN—South By Southwest’s most overdressed speaker, like many others, came to talk shop about the internet. The chief internet evangelist for Google (GOOG, GOOGL) made his first SXSW appearance as he does others: nattily attired in a three-piece suit. Cerf’s onstage interview by Susan Hassler, editor Source:  

Vint Cerf: An Internet For And By The People

SXSW 2017 Schedule | One of the Internet’s fathers, Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google and Founder of the People-Centered Internet (PCI) makes his first-ever SXSW appearance to provide a future Internet forecast. Find out about the unprecedented partnership opportunities between the technology community and international/private finance that will help connect the three billion […]

Vint Cerf at SXSW 2017

Vint Cerf, inventor of the Internet, discussed the movement of the People Centered Internet (PCI)  with Susan Hassler, Editor of IEEE Spectrum at SXSW 2017. Not only do we want to connect to  the 3 out of 5 people who do not have access to the Internet, Vint called on the packed hall of 400: “To […]

Videos from the Internet Inclusion Conference

Videos from Internet Inclusion: Global Connect Stakeholders Advancing Solutions, Washington D.C., October 2016 Welcoming Remarks Mary Ward-Callan, Managing Director of IEEE Technical Activities, launches the event and introduces the notable speakers joining her in the opening remarks of Internet Inclusion: Global Stakeholders Advancing Solutions on October 5th and 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. Catherine A. […]

An Inclusive Internet as Global Asset

Balancing Leadership & Control So All May Connect to Thrive By Carrie Ford Hilliker September 9, 2016 In a series of recent statements, the Obama Administration argues against “a fragmented Internet that divides us rather than unites us, that minimizes the voice of people and maximizes their ability to cloud the truth.” The United States recognizes […]