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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

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The Association for Computing Machinery Interviews Dr. David Bray

By Stephen Ibaraki In this exclusive interview, Stephen Ibaraki, Co-Chair of the ACM Practitioners Board, and Dr. David Bray, Executive Director of the People-Centered Internet Coalition, discuss the most controversial areas of the advancing computing field and PCI efforts and plans for the future addressing these challenges.   Watch the video here. If you liked this

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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

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Untold Stories – PCI Community Focus On Positive #ChangeAgent Fernand Banse

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 Fernand Banse was a ChangeAgent is his village of Zabre, in Burkina Faso. Leading by example and teaching his people how to embrace a new world where technology should

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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

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Cognitive Automation and AI in Business with Frederic Laluyaux and Dr. David Bray (CXOTALK)

By CXOTALK Cognitive technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) offer businesses an incredible opportunity to rethink traditional processes. By automating rote tasks and accelerating standard workflows, companies can free employees to pursue innovation in other capacities. In this episode, CxOTalk host Michael Krigsman interviews Dr. David Bray, Executive Director of the People-Centered Internet, and Fred

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Access & Connectivity
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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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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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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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