News and Updates

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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Before the Internet There Was… CB Radio!

Ordinary people can do extraordinary things when given the opportunity. When the right circumstances align, we can all band together to collectively invent something that can improve our world. The story of Citizens Band Radio, an initiative that arose from World War II, which enabled people from all walks of life to communicate freely, shows

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Grassroots Cooperatives Bring the Internet to Rural America

Call it the spirit of the people or just good ol’ American ingenuity, Grassroots Co-ops are connecting isolated farming communities to the Internet using the same method that brought electricity into rural areas when power companies claimed it wasn’t economical.  Read more here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more

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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 28 November 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 28 November 2018 summary – IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor – is available here. Read more summaries here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

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Our People-Centered Digital Future event (live-stream)

On December 10, join Internet and technology pioneers Vint Cerf, Wendy Hall, Tim Berners-Lee, along with key visionaries David Bray, Mei Ling Fung, Marci Harris, and many more positive #ChangeAgents, to reflect on the past three decades and pave the path for the future of the Internet. See the full speaker list and more information

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IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor: 14 November 2018

Valuable coverage of significant current policy activities happening around the world in the sphere of Internet technology is provided courtesy of IEEE. 14 November 2018 summary – IEEE Global Internet Policy Monitor – is available here. Read more summaries here. ________________________ If you liked this article, you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for

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Agent of Change: Albert Manero Builds a Brighter Future

Limbitless Solutions, a non-profit group founded by Albert Manero, uses 3-D printing to design and create unique artificial limbs for children born without arms and hands. With the help of sponsors, Manero hopes to build 5,000 custom-designed bionic arms and to donate to children in need by 2020. He believes it’s his responsibility to use

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The Pacification of Cyberspace

“PCI is dedicated to the proposition that the Internet and its applications can and should be evolved to improve lives further. The context in which Internet operates determines in many ways how it is experienced by its users. In addition to all its values, the Internet has become a medium in which harms can and

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Podcast: A Fireside Chat with PCI Executive Director Dr. David Bray and the Emerging Technology Council on Developing and Implementing People-Centered AI

PCI Executive Director, Dr. David Bray, sits down with Propelics Sr. Mobile Strategist, Glenn Gruber, for the Emerging Technology Council’s monthly roundtable to discuss the capabilities and consequences of Artificial Intelligence at the human and organisational levels. They cover key topics related to AI integration in enterprise, healthcare, and diplomacy, while addressing privacy and security

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