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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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Stopping the Stigma of Mental Illness

By David B. Grinberg David B. Grinberg has shared an important article for Mental Health Month in the United States with PCI. This article first appeared in the American Diversity Report, which David is an advisory board member and contributing author for. Read more. If you liked this post, you can follow us on Twitter and

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Catalytic Intervention Grants for a More Sustainable Community Network Environment

As a part of their Connecting the unconnected: Supporting community networks and other community-based connectivity initiatives project, the Association for Progressive Communications and Rhizomatica have introduced Catalytic intervention grants. The grants aim to support a more sustainable community network environment and are open to applicants in the global South and countries listed as Official Development

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