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Marci Harris

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

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Untold Stories – PCI Community Focus on Positive #ChangeAgent Parry Aftab

We are starting a new series focusing on positive “change agents” within PCI. Each newsletter will tell a behind the scenes story of a past or current effort. For our initial launch, community member Parry Aftab provides important and illustrated insights into her efforts that also help advance PCI’s goals. Parry’s community focus is on

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New Book Published with Chapter from PCI’s Dr. David Bray Providing Reflection and Vision for Tomorrow

By the IBM Center for the Business of Government The People-Centered Internet coalition would like to recognize Dr. David Bray, PCI’s Executive Director, for his part in authoring a book chapter published in “Government for the future: reflection and vision for tomorrow’s leaders”. His chapter specifically focuses on near- and longer-term use cases for Artificial Intelligence

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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

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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

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An invitation to Help Project Coqui Support the Summer Camp in Puerto Rico

Project Coqui invites friends and family network to sponsor a Summer Camp in Humacao, Puerto Rico, scheduled from 3 to 29 June 2019. The Summer Camp for children from low-income families is organized with the support of a local not-for-profit organization – Instituto Nueva Escuela – and focuses on fun and educational activities that foster

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Get Connected: Public Access Policy Toolkit

Public Internet access in libraries has a track-record of providing everyone with the possibility and skills to get the best out of connectivity. In order to get the right policies for this, the new toolkit from the Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries offers a starting point for libraries, library associations, and friends of

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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

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Community Networks – How 43 Countries are Setting Them Up

At the Internet Governance Forum in Paris last year in November, the GISWatch report was launched for 2018. The 43 country reports describe the different experiences and approaches in setting up community networks.  Key ideas, such as participatory governance systems, community ownership and skills transfer, and most importantly a “Can Do” or “Do-it-Yourself” spirit can

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