Marconi Society Blog

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Bringing the Spirit of the Internet to New Connected Technologies

Coauthored by Leonard Kleinrock and Paula Reinman UCLA recently announced the creation of the UCLA Connection Lab, funded by a $5M gift to the Samueli School of Engineering from the Sunday Group. This generous gift honors UCLA Professor…
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Is Blockchain Today’s Shiny New Toy or the Latest Technology for Secure, Complex Transactions?

Coauthored by Vint Cerf, Leonard Kleinrock, and Salman Baset. When industry leaders Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Len Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and Salman Baset, CTO Security for IBM Blockchain…
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Around Our Connected World

I have been traveling a lot this year and would like to share some observations. I was in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for two days each in May. China is serious about its push to extend knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence…
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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…