Digital Puerto Rico and Resiliency Innovation Network

Building a resilience ecosystem in Puerto Rico

In 2018, following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, People-Centered Internet fielded a team of experts, working with the RAND Corporation, to offer recommendations for leveraging the Internet for the archipelago’s recovery plan. This initiative followed extensive disaster response work by PCI community member, Melvin Cordova, through his “Project Coqui.” PCI team members — including Marci Harris, Mei Lin Fung, and Lin Wells — traveled multiple times to Puerto Rico to engage with local business leaders, innovators, academics, and policymakers. They also participated in a knowledge-exchange trip, organized by Mei Lin Fung, for leaders from Puerto Rico to visit Singapore and engage with their counterparts in business, government, and academia to learn from Singapore’s post-colonial transformation. PCI’s work culminated in 11 recommendations (courses of action or “COAs”) for leveraging federal programs and private resources for Puerto Rico’s recovery and were included in the plan submitted to Congress.

People-Centered Internet Announces Six “Areas of Focus” for 2020

Press Release — January 15, 2020 PALO ALTO, CA — People-Centered Internet (PCI) today announces its “Areas of Focus” for 2020. The nonprofit organization dedicated to “working for an Internet that works for people” was cofounded in 2015 by Vint Cerf and Mei Lin Fung. In the coming year, PCI will support projects in six categories: (1) […]

Three People-Centered Design Principles for Deep Learning

By Dr. David Bray and R “Ray” Wang Over the last ten years, organizations have begun to rely on an ever-growing number of algorithms to assist in making a wide range of business decisions, including delivery logistics, airline route planning, financial fraud detection, image recognition etc. As we’re currently experiencing the end of the second […]

From the Front Lines: What’s Happening With AI Today (Part 2)

By Dr. David Bray Back in March, I posted a video in with Dr. Fredrik Bruhn who is CEO of Unibap, and I talked about what was happening from the front lines of AI regarding computer vision and robotic manufacturing. As a follow-up to that video, I’d like to share a link to an article that Bob Gourley co-founder […]

Privacy, Security, and Ethics in an Asymmetric World & Global Citizenship in an Exponential Age

By Dr. David Bray Representing the People-Centered Internet coalition, Executive Director Dr. David Bray participated in a Salzburg Global Seminar on “Privacy, Security, and Ethics in an Asymmetric World” held in Austria. A full report has just been published and is available for download here. David also wrote an op-ed on Laws, Tech, and Narratives for […]

Dr. David Bray Delivers Distinguished Keynote at the United Nations for the UN Charter Day

For All PCI Community Members  For all PCI members to consider as we move forward together – how can we work both locally within our different regions and countries and globally towards a more People-Centered Internet together? On June 26, PCI’s Executive Director Dr. David Bray provided a distinguished address in the ECOSOC Chambers in New […]

The Ethics and Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Work – A Conversation with PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray

In this on-camera conversation with Michael Krigsman of CxOTalk, PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray and Infinitum Humanitarian Systems CEO Eric Rasmussen discuss the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the future of work in the private sector and governmental organisations, covering topics from AI’s implementation in business to its role in health […]