Marconi Society Blog

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The First 5G Radio Standards: A Strong Beginning with Much More to Come

By Mr. Alexander Chassaigne Ricciulli (Telefonica), Mr. Javier Lorca (Telefonica), and Prof. Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Wireless communications are nowadays at the heart of any economic, industrial and societal…
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Marconi’s First Transmission

Guglielmo Marconi The following is a translation from the Italian of a tape in which Guglielmo Marconi describes in his own words the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic on December 12, 1901. I am pleased to be able to recollect,…
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IoT Security for Policymakers

Originally published by the Internet Society   Introduction The open nature of the Internet creates the ability to connect devices, applications and services on a scale that transforms the way we interact with our environment and our…
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The Fundamental Differences Between Artificial and Human Intelligence

By Federico Faggin (Paper presented at the V Congress of the Future, Santiago, Chile) There is much speculation today about a possible future where mankind will be surpassed, perhaps even destroyed by machines. We hear of self-driving…
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Public Service Baked In

By Vint Cerf Public service seems to be baked into the DNA of the Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars. I thought about this at a meeting we held with the FCC in Washington DC in March. Our board was convening in DC and we offered to meet…
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Engineering in the Twilight of Moore’s Law

It’s all about finding and riding the big waves By Robert W Lucky I’ve been hearing about the impending end of Moore’s Law for so many years that I’ve become skeptical of all the claims of doom. Like the Little Engine That Could,…

Marconi Fellows Receive an Unprecedented Number of Prestigious Honors

“Selecting a Marconi Fellow is quite difficult…because we look for someone with great ingenuity, great intelligence and great success in science. But at the same time, we’re also looking for someone who has made a tangible difference…

Empowering Students to Change Local Lives With Technology: What We Have Learned So Far

By Dr. Dorothy Okello and Paula Reinman  “While technology is important, it's what we do with it that truly matters.” Muhammad Yunis – Founder, Grameen Bank Two years ago, the Marconi Society Young Scholars, led by Dr. Joseph…
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Doubling Wireless Bandwidth: Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Negar Reiskarimian and Paula Reinman “I have a great respect for incremental improvement, and I've done that sort of thing in my life, but I've always been attracted to the more revolutionary changes … because they're harder.…

Check Out One of the Best Awards You've Never Heard Of

Are you jazzed about networking with the people who created the ground-breaking technologies that we all rely on today - like Vint Cerf, Marty Cooper, Len Kleinrock, Brad Parkinson and others? Do you want to be part of a peer group of the…
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The Road Ahead for Wireless Technology: Dreams and Challenges

By Andrea Goldsmith What does the future of wireless look like? The next generation of wireless networks - 5G and beyond - will support ubiquitous communications between people and devices, including devices we cannot even envision today. These…