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Helping Women and Non-Binary Communities Gain Access: Reflections from the Best Practice Forum on Gender and Access on the Potential of Alternative Models of Connectivity

By Gabrielle Willms  “Digital inclusion impacts our ability to achieve all seventeen UN Sustainable Development Goals. Moreover, it inspires opportunity and prosperity and should be available to every human being on the planet.   As we celebrate the 30th birthday of the World Wide Web, which also fell during the week of the UN Commission on

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How Inequality Was Digitalised

By Danny Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive of Oxfam GB, Member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation Since 2005, the number of people using the Internet worldwide has quadrupled to four billion. Two thirds of the world’s population now own a mobile device. At some point this year, half the world will be

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Ahead of the Curve: Seeking People-Centered Solutions to Complicated Problems – Emory University Profile of Dr. David Bray

In 2019 Emory University’s Goizueta Business School celebrates its 100th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone Goizueta Beyond website features a story of its PhD graduate, PCI’s Dr. David Bray, among their 100 stories recognizing “years of excellence and tens of thousands of dynamic, talented people” who innovate today’s businesses, educate tomorrow’s leaders, and elevate humanity for

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Repatriating Native American Cultural Property

“This video describes some of the realities faced by the Native American population, regarding treatment and repatriating their culture. It is a harsh reality that is dealt with on a daily basis. Nearly every Tribe has a Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO), and they are constantly trying to reclaim cultural artifacts from institutions that have

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CXOTALK with Vint Cerf, David Bray, and Michael Krigsman on “The Future of the Internet and Why More People-Centered Efforts Are Needed”

CxOTalk host Michael Krigsman recently invited People-Centered Internet’s chairman Vint Cerf and Executive Director Dr. David Bray to discuss the future of the Internet, the interplanetary Internet, the importance of open protocols to society, transparency and the Internet, where the Internet came from and where is it going, and why more people-centered efforts are needed.

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Towards a Misinformation ISAO

This outstanding presentation was made by CDR Pablo Breuer and Sara Jayne “SJ” Terp to the PCI Community on 31 March 2019. Vint Cerf and the PCI Board extend a big thanks to both SJ and Pablo for the great work they are doing. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter

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David Bray Talks at AI World

PCI Executive Director and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Human-Machine Cognition Dr. David Bray, delivered a keynote presentation on “Practical AI Ethics, Opportunities, and Pitfalls for Organizations” at AI World 2018 held in Boston, MA. Watch the recorded talk below. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for

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A Social Justice Mission: Libraries, Employment and Entrepreneurship

Libraries are important access points for information and the Internet. Around the world, communities are finding their local libraries can provide free Internet access and more. This paper, drawing from presentations from libraries around the world, tells the story of the roles libraries can play in developing skills, promoting employment and economic growth in their

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American Broadband Initiative to Expand Connectivity for all Americans

On February 13, 2019, NTIA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the White House Offices of American Innovation, Management and Budget, Science and Technology Policy, and the National Economic Council announced the American Broadband Initiative (ABI), “a comprehensive effort to stimulate increased private sector investment in broadband”. In a report released the same day, over 20 federal agencies set

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