Marconi Society Blog

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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…
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Why We Have To Do Better: The Case for Tech for Good

By Paula Reinman When you talk with Hao Zou, you’re never sure which country he is in or which problem he is working on. Born in China, educated in California and busily applying mathematics and artificial intelligence (AI) to solve social…
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When Anything Can Talk to Anything, What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

An audience of 60 students, faculty and business leaders in the Chicago area joined Marconi Chairman Vint Cerf and 2011 Young Scholar Joseph Kakande at Illinois Institute of Technology to discuss the Internet - past, present and future.  The…
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The Internet’s Wild Ride: From Trust to Cybersecurity Threats

By Leonard Kleinrock Co-authored by Paula Reinman On March 31, 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent the first e-mail to come from a head of state. With assistance from my colleague and fellow Marconi Prize winner, Peter Kirstein, who set up the…
Marconi Society Young Scholars
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One Thing You Can Do Today For the Future of Research

By Paula Reinman Calling all scientists and engineers dedicated to making the world a better place through breakthroughs in communications and networking: we have an opportunity for you! While funding cuts, policy stalemates and university…
Machine Learning
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Unreliable Machine Learning

By Vint Cerf I'm not an expert in machine learning, so this essay is likely to expose this fact. Machine learning has been in the news increasingly in the past few years with the occasional spectacular headline, such as “AlphaGo Beats…
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Marconi Society Young Scholar Award: The Nomination that Can Change your Career

Are you laser-focused on innovations in communications and the Internet that will significantly benefit people everywhere? Have you persevered against incredible odds to show that your ideas will work and can change the status…
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Technology for Good: How Networking Saves Big Cats

By Camilla Fritze Co-authored by Paula Reinman Close your eyes and think of a jungle: the noises, the smells and the sounds. Think of the most majestic and inspirational creature in that jungle. What comes to mind? For many, the tiger…
Marconi Connected World
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What Your Connected World Could Look Like in 2017

By Vint Cerf Co-authored by Paula Reinman Thanks to contributions by Marconi Fellows and Young Scholars  John Cioffi, Giovanni Corazza, Martin E. Hellman, Joe Lukens, George MacCartney, Jr., Arogyaswami Paulraj, and Junwen Zhang. The…
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How To Become More Creative and Why it Matters

By Giovanni Corazza Whether you’re a business leader searching for talent, a job seeker looking for your next gig or a parent committed to educating your child for success, you’re in the midst of a new industrial revolution. It’s a…
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How to Find More Tech Talent: Georgia Tech Disrupts the Market

By Zvi Galil Co-authored by Paula Reinman Whether you're at MasterCard, AirBnB, AT&T or most any start up across the country, if you are looking for technical people, you've likely got a problem.  You cannot find enough qualified employees. By…
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Young Scholars Give Back: The Celestini Project

By Paula Reinman The Marconi Society exists to support scientific achievements in communications and the Internet that significantly benefit mankind. We are extremely proud of our Young Scholars for taking this mission to heart and creating…