Marconi Society Blog

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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…

Connecting the Next Billion: How Artificial Intelligence Can Help

Amazing conversations happen when Marconi Society Chair and Google Chief Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf gets together with Nokia Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon. Their discussion about using artificial intelligence (AI) to connect the next…
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Securing Consumer Trust in the Internet of Things

By Paula Reinman In a recent survey of our newsletter readers we asked participants what topics they would most like to learn more about. One of the top responses was the Internet of Things (IoT). This is not surprising. The subject not only…
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Can You Help Prevent Another Korean War?

By Martin E. Hellman Underlying the current risk of war with North Korea is the common misconception that diplomacy with North Korea has not worked in the past, so it will not work now. Secretary of State Tillerson has cautioned that “North…

Internet Pioneers and Leaders Tell the FCC: You Don’t Understand How the Internet Works

Internet creators and leading figures ask the FCC to cancel its vote repealing Net Neutrality protections The Honorable Roger Wicker Chair, Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet The…
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The Beautiful Mind of Neural Networks

A “second-best” technology moves to the center of our lives By Robert W. Lucky I was telling someone how intelligent my dog was. He shrugged dismissively and said, “Dogs are just really good pattern detectors.” Afterward,…

Building Tomorrow’s Wireless World

2018 is already shaping up to be the year of wireless. 5G is all the rage, from skepticism about the economic viability of scale deployment to the inevitable technology showcase at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. As a key component…
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The Smart City Edge

By Paula Reinman Co-authored by Dr. Aakanksha Chowdhery Smart cities are all the rage.  From Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs turning Toronto’s eastern waterside into a smart neighborhood pilot to Barcelona’s superblock by superblock plan,…

Two Young Scholars Honored on Forbes 30 Under 30 List

For many of our Young Scholars, being honored by the Marconi Society is the beginning of many other recognitions.  We are proud that this year’s list of Forbes 30 under 30 in Science includes two Young Scholars:  2016 Young Scholar Dinesh…
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From the Marconi Symposium: A New Imaging Paradigm for the Age of Visual Information

By Paula Reinman In early October, the Marconi Society honored Marconi Prize winner Arun Netravali with a Symposium focused on digital video, hosted by Nokia Bell Labs. Shree Nayar, The T. C. Chang Professor of Computer Science at…