Women’s Startup Lab: A Silicon Valley-Based Tech Startup and Leadership Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs Around the Globe

By Christine Preusler Women’s Startup Lab (WSL) hosts an annual international showcase of entrepreneurs and offers people-focused corporate innovation. WSL is helping women around the world find their individual paths to success. In just six years, the global community has grown to include more than 25,000 members, and the organization’s accelerator program run in Silicon […]

Fostering Equity Through Access

Sonoma County Library Closing the Digital Divide by Lending WiFi By Ray Holley, Community Relations Manager, Sonoma County Library For centuries, libraries focused on gathering and storing information to share with the public. As the modern idea of a library developed throughout the 20th Century, the emphasis shifted to making that information widely and freely […]

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

By Brian Howard and Traci Morris, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University In a recent report, Brian Howard and Traci Morris both offer a comprehensive summary of the state of Internet service on Tribal Lands, lending considerable weight to PCI’s interest in improving access to the Internet in those areas.  Abstract Access to high-speed […]

Understanding Face Recognition and Charting a Path Forward

By Duane Blackburn Face recognition is a powerful tool — it supports access controls & terrorist identification, as well as combats child sex trafficking and underage pornography. But, as with many emerging technologies, there’s also a potential to misuse face recognition, which could affect our civil liberties. How can we find a way to benefit […]

The Havasupai Tribe Builds Their Own Networks, Connects Themselves to Adequate Internet for the First Time

By Councilwoman Ophelia Watahomigie-Corliss of the Havasupai Tribe and Mariel Triggs, CEO of MuralNet Two years ago, The Havasupai Tribe, MuralNet and Niles Radio Communications partnered to build an LTE fixed wireless community network that could address the homework gap in Supai, Arizona, USA. The idea was that critical infrastructure could be erected in half […]

The Potential Human Cost of Cyber Operations

By the International Committee of the Red Cross This is the first of several articles/essays on the human cost of cyber-operations, most especially offensive activities that may spread to civilian populations, even if unintentionally. It raises questions about collateral damage even to people who are not directly dependent on cyber technology. Moreover, it raises policy […]

More Than Meets AI

By the Partnership for Public Service Human beings have been interested in intelligent automation as far back as ancient times, when Greeks believed an automated man made of bronze circled around Crete several times a day to protect Europa, the mother of the island’s King Minos, from pirates and invaders. This myth from more than […]

Female Network Will Deter Cybersecurity Threats

By Mariah Kenny “I recently participated in a conference on IOT security at the University of Virginia where I met the author of this next contribution, Mariah Kenny. Like many who have been associated with computer science for many decades, I had been concerned that the participation of women in the field had dwindled. It […]

2019 Emerging Tech Trends Report

The Future Today Institute (FTI) helps leaders and their organizations prepare for complex futures. Focusing exclusively on how emerging technology and science will disrupt business, transform the workforce and ignite geopolitical change, the Institute develops pioneering, data-driven forecasting methodology and tools to empower leaders to make better decisions about the future, today. In its 12th annual […]