Marconi Society Blog

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Networks to Support First Responders

By Vint Cerf One of my primary interests these days is understanding how to make the Internet accessible by, and useful for, those that rely on it for important functions, such as learning, economic opportunity and public safety. I’m…
Marconi Society 6G
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Wireless Communication and Applications Above 100 GHz: Opportunities and Challenges for 6G and Beyond

Testimony before the Federal Communications Commission, March, 2019 By Ted Rappaport We have never, in the history of the US, opened up spectrum above 95 gigahertz (GHz). Now the FCC is opening up new spectrum, which allows us to move…

A New Day for Cryptography: Enabling Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Consensus 2018 (Whit's panel is the last session on Day 1) Marconi Fellows Whit Diffie and Marty Hellman have been widely recognized not only for their work on public key encryption, but for being the first civilians to make incredible advances…
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Storage Meets DNA: How to Fit a Data Center into a Shoebox

By Eitan Yaakobi When I tell people that I work on storage, it’s easy to explain why it’s important. Just think about all the things you want to store in your own personal life – your photos, movies, music, and e-mail. Then consider…
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Happy 30th Anniversary, GPS and Thank You, Brad Parkinson

By Vint Cerf It’s difficult to believe that the first GPS II satellites were launched 30 years ago this month. Personally, I can barely remember a time when GPS was not making nearly every part of my life easier. Not to mention Bob…
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Artificial Intelligence and Information Theory

By Claude Berrou The best way to confound a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) is to ask him or her to define the natural intelligence he/she is supposed to reproduce in electronic machines. Indeed, the criteria for intelligence are…

2018 Is a Wrap

2018 was a productive and successful year at the Marconi Society, thanks in large part to our outstanding Young Scholars, Fellows and friends. We continued our mission of inspiring innovations in the Internet and communications that benefit…
Quantum Internet
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A Step Toward the Quantum Internet

By Paula Reinman and Joe Lukens For the past two years, Joe Lukens, Marconi Society Young Scholar and Research Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, has been interested in frequency-based quantum information processing as an approach…
Marconi Women in STEM

The Pink Wave in STEM – Starting in Middle School

Maya Ajmera, Henry Samueli, Jacqueline Prawira, Paula Golden Photo courtesy of Linda Doane/Society for Science & the Public When Henry Samueli was awarded the Marconi Prize 2012 for his pioneering advances that led to the explosive…

A Conceptual Basis for Managing Information on the Internet

In April, 2018, Marconi Fellow and Chairman, CEO and President of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI),  Robert Kahn, delivered a speech at Purdue University focused on Digital Object Architecture. This blog post…
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Sparking Young Minds to Solve Air Pollution and Traffic Fatality Problems

By Aakanksha Chowdhery The Celestini Program’s objective is to grow the next generation of networking and communications innovators in developing countries by empowering undergraduate students to create social and economic transformation…
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2018 Marconi Society Symposium: Restoring Trust on the Internet

By Vint Cerf Earlier this month, we brought the Marconi Society back to its roots in Bologna, Italy, to honor our 2018 Marconi Fellow, Tom Leighton – as well as our Young Scholars - and to host our 2018 Symposium focused on security, privacy…