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IEEE Internet Initiative Wraps Up Five-year Effort

New Connectivity Coalition and others will continue to work toward Internet inclusion By Deepak Maheneshwari PCI was a very active player in 3i – the IEEE Internet Initiative and we played a pivotal role in transitioning the Working Groups formed during our 3i Internet Inclusion Advancing Solutions bi-yearly series of meetings held from 2016 –

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Investing in Indigenous Connectivity Is an Investment in Our Future Online

By Mark Buell To truly close the digital divide, we need to aim for infrastructure solutions to make sure rural and remote Indigenous communities can keep up to a rapidly changing world of communications technology and products requiring speeds 100 to 1,000 times faster than what our best-connected regions already get. The ICS report features

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Four Internets Require Geopolitical Balancing Act

By Wendy Hall, DBE, FRS, FREng, Regius Professor of Computer Science at the University of Southampton, UK, Executive Director of the Web Science Institute at Southampton.  According to Wendy Hall, viewed through a geopolitical lens, the monolithic, unchanging Internet dissolves into at least four – different models are currently emerging from Beijing, Brussels, Washington and

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Responsible Digital Inclusion – How Can We Be Safe and Welcoming to All?

On December 10th, Constellation Research and the People Centered Internet (PCI)  brought over 200 people together in San Jose California to talk about a People Centered Digital Future. On the panel on Digital Inclusion, PCI co-founder, Mei Lin opened by inviting everyone into her kitchen, for if we are to be inclusive, conversations like these

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DisrupTV Interview Mei Lin Fung about the #OurDigitalFuture Event

DisrupTV Episode 131, Featuring Mei Lin Fung DisrupTV hosts R “Ray” Wang and Vala Afshar interview Mei Lin Fung, Co-Founder of the People-Centered Internet, about the #OurDigitalFuture event. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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Events
Marci Harris

Highlights, Insights and Soundbites from the “Our People-Centered Digital Future” Event

Held December 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel, San Jose. The Occasion Marked the near 50% Tipping Point for Global Internet Access and 70 Years Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. www.peoplecentered.net Archive of the Livestream available online with subtitles. Visual Journal by Eileen Clegg and Yolanda Youngblood, Visual Insight A historic event scaling

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How Science Fiction Helped Create Social Networks

Through a review of “LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media” by P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking, you can enjoy a fascinating read about the origins of the social networks we use today. It is a little known fact science fiction lovers created the first social network by asking everyone to send a list

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Signposts Towards a Human Noosphere

The idea of a human noosphere, or global collective consciousness, comprised much of the idealism of the web in the late 20th century. However, as we worked towards this vision, we discovered that our human natures, both as individuals and as collective organizations, introduced speed bumps along the way. As our world becomes increasingly connected,

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New Microsoft Study Indicates that Millions of Americans Lack Access to High-Speed Internet, a Figure Significantly Higher than Existing FCC Estimates

The New York Times reports on a new study by Microsoft that found as many as 162.8 million Americans do not use the Internet at high speeds. Predominantly affecting citizens in rural communities, where Internet inaccessibility has severe economic, educational, and health implications, the study highlights the inherent issues in the Federal Communications Commission’s recording

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The Ethics and Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Future of Work – A Conversation with PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray

In this on-camera conversation with Michael Krigsman of CxOTalk, PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray and Infinitum Humanitarian Systems CEO Eric Rasmussen discuss the ethics of Artificial Intelligence and its impact on the future of work in the private sector and governmental organisations, covering topics from AI’s implementation in business to its role in health

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Build an Internet for, and from, Us All

The Internet is known to be a democratizing force, yet much of the content published on sites like Wikipedia remains skewed towards the biases of their North American or European editors, who are often in positions of power and privilege. In order to realize the full potential of the Internet and improve representation of marginalized

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