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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…
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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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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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Remembering Pål Spilling

By Vint Cerf It is with a heavy heart that I report to Internauts everywhere that one of the early pioneers of the ARPANET and Internet has passed away. Pål Spilling was at the Norwegian Defense Research Establishment (NDRE) at a time when…
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On the Simulation of Everything

By Vinton G. Cerf Originally published by the IEEE Computer Society. I recently visited Singapore, where I met with a team from the Eidgenössiche Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich in Switzerland. The team is working on a detailed simulation…
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ConversatioNIST: The Internet and Cybersecurity

Donna Dodson, Associate Director and Chief Cyber Security Advisor, and Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and former NIST VCAT member, have a wide-ranging discussion about the past, present and future of the internet, network security,…
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The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic…
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…
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…