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Access & Connectivity
Marci Harris

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

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Disruption Magazine Canada Interviews Dr. David Bray (Podcast)

By Disruption Magazine Canada The “1st Canadian Magazine dedicated to disruptive innovation” Disruption Magazine Canada  interviews Dr. David Bray on the evolution of the Internet, PCI efforts to empower education and entrepreneurship, considerations about digital future, governance, whether we can remain an open society, how can we make sure the technology is inclusive and which conversations

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Democratizing Technology for Global Health

By Exponential Medicine Exponential Medicine is an annual event which brings together world-class faculty, innovators and organizations from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to explore and leverage the convergence of fast moving technologies in the reinvention of health and medicine. A fast-paced session at Exponential Medicine 2018 exploring the role of technology in democratizing

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Access & Connectivity
Marci Harris

Updates on Projects in West Africa: Working with Students in Senegal and Building AI Solutions in Burkina Faso

By Désiré Banse, Prometheus Computing UAS Innovations Group Lead, Contractor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), member of the PCI Executive Action Board, and Assane Gueye, PhD., Contractor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Information and Communication Technologies, Université Alioune Diop, Bambey-Senegal

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PCI News
Marci Harris

Towards the Future and Investing in Tomorrow

By Dr. David Bray Back in 1993, I had the opportunity to travel to the International Science and Engineering Fair. At the time I felt like my project involving a computer model of ozone depletion and the projected rise in greenhouse gases was basic when compared to the hundreds of awe-inspiring projects I saw at ISEF.

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Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 Officially Launched

By SGGP Online This article originally appeared in Saigon Giai Phong Online. The Vietnam Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Summit 2019, themed ‘Digital Transformation for a Prosperous Vietnam’, was formally held on August 8, 2019 in Hanoi. Vietnam ICT Summit 2019 specially stressed the urgency of digital transformation (DT) in the country, saying that this

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Ethics & Business Models
Marci Harris

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

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Untold Stories – PCI Community Focus on Positive #ChangeAgent Bevon Moore

For All PCI Community Members Continuing the series sharing “untold stories” of silent heroes making real, meaningful, positive change happen towards the goals of PCI, the PCI Coalition would like to highlight the efforts of a positive #ChangeAgent Bevon Moore. Bevon Moore is a CEO and a Founder of HASHTIV Social Network and HASHTIV EDU.  “The Internet we

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Policy & Governing
Marci Harris

Improving Constituent Engagement

By Marci Harris On June 5, 2019, Marci Harris, CEO and Co-founder at POPVOX, testified to the Select Committee on the Modernization of the US Congress on “improving constituent engagement”.  Watch the interview here. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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PCI News
Marci Harris

Project Coqui 2019 Summer Recap

By Daksha Cordova “We would like to share the latest Project Coqui update, which represents PCI’s Puerto Rico efforts. Our update focuses on community efforts, specially children and how to leapfrog from the present situation to a new future. Hope our efforts peak your interest and desire to contribute to our project success. Enjoy!” –

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Ethics & Business Models
Marci Harris

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

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